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Jerry Prater
Earth Team Volunteer - Sparta Field Office 
"2015 Earth Team Volunteer of the Year"

JerryPraterAfter Jerry Prater retired from NRCS in 2013, he continued to help out as an Earth team volunteer. Jerry is an Earth Team volunteer with 189 hours of his time dedicated to aiding NRCS in 2015. He spent a majority of his time assisting the Sparta Field office with field work and serving as their expert in soils. He also assisted the area with the local Hull-York Lakeland Envirothon, tree sales, and many other functions. Jerry is vital asset to our agency mission of Helping People, Help the Land, and his passion for conservation still carries on to this day.  Jerry received the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award for Tennessee.