Lynn Sprague speakers at AAUW meeting March 28

Published 1:46 pm Friday, March 25, 2011

Have you wondered about the progress and management in rural development in Polk County? Come hear Lynn Sprague, the director of the Office of Agricultural Economic Development, speak on “Where were We, Where are We and Where are We Going?” on Monday, March 28 at 1 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Harmon Road.

Lynn Sprague

Sprague has over 30 years of experience in conservation and natural resource management. He worked in Delaware, New York and North Carolina heading up programs for soil and water conservation districts. In his current position with Polk County, the goals of the office are to reconnect the citizens with the rural character of the county, to enhance existing farm operations, to start new agricultural businesses and preserve farm and forest lands.

Sprague attended the College of Marine Sciences and holds degrees in wildlife biology, biology and education. He lives with his wife, Ellen, on a family apple farm in Edneyville, N.C.

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The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.