Linda Fisher Joins TRLC Board

October 9, 2012

Linda Fisher of Nashville was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Tar River Land Conservancy, a Louisburg-based non-profit land trust. Ms. Fisher grew up in the Red Oak community of Nash County. She raises cattle on several farms in Nash County and Halifax County.

Ms. Fisher received degrees in History and Geography from East Carolina University. She was a school teacher before returning to farming, which was her first love. She is a strong believer in land protection and education. In 2007, Ms. Fisher placed a permanent conservation easement on 52 acres of Nash County farmland with the assistance of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. She enjoys horseback riding, canoeing, travelling, and storytelling. Ms. Fisher serves on the boards of the Nash County Farm Bureau, the Franklin County Livestock Association, the Nash County Agricultural Advisory Board, the NC Forage and Grasslands Council, and the NC Cattlemen’s Association. In addition to cattle, Ms. Fisher raises goats and sheep and grows pumpkins, gourds, hay and other crops. She gives tours of her Red Oak farm to local school groups each October.

“Linda brings a great depth of knowledge and professional experience to our board,” remarked Mr. Ernie Averett, the Conservancy’s President. “She will be a tremendous asset in our mission to preserve the farms and forests of the Tar River Basin.”

Ms. Fisher joins Mr. Averett of Oxford, Elizabeth Shearin of Aventon, Boyd Sturges of Louisburg, Loretta Lautzenheiser of Tarboro, and Ryon Wilder of Raleigh on the Conservancy Board of Directors.