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Holley wins 2007 Jerry Johnson Award

Retiree Ed Holley Receives 2007 Jerry L. Johnson Award

Ed Holley received the Jerry L. Johnson Award for 2007

Ed Holley, retired NRCS District Conservationist from Clayton received the 2007 Jerry L. Johnson Award for excellence in public service through family, employment, profession, and community. Holley was selected for his contributions to community through volunteer work and church activities and for his leadership in soil and water conservation activities in Alabama. The award carries a stipend of $1,000 which is donated to a charity of the recipient’s choice in their honor.

Holley has been active in service to his country and the community by being involved in the National Guard, the Clayton Lions Club and the Barbour County Baptist Association. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Southeast Alabama Rehabilitation Services, an out-patient facility for drug rehabilitation. Ed is actively involved in the Clayton Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Barbour County recently hosted an "Ed Holley Day" to recognize him for his contributions to the community.

Holley is a life-long conservationist and true steward of the land. The landowners and farmers in Barbour County have great respect for his knowledge and expertise. The fruits of his career are visible throughout the county in the form of conservation, and applied wildlife and forestry practices.

Much like Jerry Johnson, for whom the award is named, Ed Holley is a quiet man of integrity who makes a positive impact on those he comes in contact with. The Jerry L. Johnson Award was established in 2005 and is funded by the Bradley/Murphy Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Trust.

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