Reed Gardner - Western RC&D Association
Mr. Gardner has been involved with RC&D for over 40 years. He has served his local Council, his Regional Association and the National Board Association of RC&D Councils. He has remained a strong and positive influence in the RC&D Program ensuring that the decision making ability for an RC&D Area remain with the local residents whom he feel “knows best what they need, want, and can achieve it!” Reed has sacrificed family time and his persona financial resources to promote the RC&D Program. He has talked with local, state and national elected officials on behalf of the RC&D Program and could walk into a Congressional office and meet with a Representative with no appointment. Reed truly embodies the spirit of RC&D. When Reed was asked why we he became involved in RC&D he stated; “Agriculture in America is dying on the vine and I just wanted to make a difference. I gave it a good try.” Reed Gardner is a true hero to those of us following in his footsteps. In our lifetime, we should all be so lucky to know a man of this strength, integrity and dedication.
Induction: February 2008
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