The Bellingham Business Journal
Providing loans for the current generation of Washington farmers and ranchers is just one part of Tanya Dostal’s day. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm loan specialist also volunteers more than 120 hours a year with local 4-H, Future Farmers of America and Jr. Livestock Shows to teach and help the future faces of farming.
Because of her dedication, the Washington State FSA recently awarded Dostal with a special achievement award for community service.
“Tanya’s tireless work with these groups exemplifies the work ethic we strive for at FSA,” said Judy Olson, Washington State Farm Service Agency state executive director, in a press release. “Her commitment to youth and the future leaders of Washington agriculture is commendable and we were pleased to honor her with this award.”
This was the inaugural year for the awards, with FSA looking for ways to reward employees who had gone above and beyond their day-to-day duties and showcase their achievements statewide.
Dostal was also a recipient of a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her work with these organizations.