Johnston Extension Agent Receives National Award

Tim BrittonTim Britton, a Cooperative Extension Agent from Johnston County, recently received the 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. The Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference was held in Little Rock, AR.

This award is given to Agents with 10 years or less of service in Cooperative Extension who have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education.

The award is only presented to two percent of the County Extension Educators in North Carolina each year.

Britton received the Achievement Award for programming efforts.  Tim focuses on troubleshooting field crop issues, training private pesticide applicators, and initiating field studies and demonstrations for field crops grown in Johnston County.

“It is an honor because the awards are chosen by your peers,” Britton told WTSB News. “It was an honor to receive the achievement.”

A Northampton County native, Britton has lived in Johnston County since 1985. For the past eight years he has worked with the Cooperative Extension Service as a field crop agent and extension education.

Britton resides in the Thanksgiving community with his wife Lynne. They have two adult children.