Linda Unkel of Battle Creek recently retired from the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) after 35 years of service. She began her career in 1984, working as the LENRD Programs Assistant in the Madison County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Battle Creek. In 1999, she moved to the LENRD office in Norfolk to continue her role as a Programs Specialist. She has seen many changes in programs over the years, but has always enjoyed sharing the conservation message and assisting our area producers with their projects.
Linda plans to do some traveling as well as spending time spoiling her 10 grandchildren in retirement. Linda and her husband Dave live on an acreage near Battle Creek. They have three children, Leanne (Ron) Miller of Lincoln; Erin (Chad) Rowley of Gretna; and Jamie (Curt) Wolff of Madison.
LENRD General Manager, Mike Sousek, said, “We appreciate her commitment to the protection of our natural resources, and for her constant support of our projects and programs over the years. Congratulations Linda, we wish you the very best!”