GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — Today, a member of the Geneva County Conservation District Board retired after some 45 years of service.

A reception was held for Henry Martin who was appointed to the board in 1978.

But now at 96 years old, Martin felt it was time to let someone younger be appointed.

He and his family have more than 950 acres of land in Geneva County which Martin began farming in the 1940s. His two sons and their families have now taken up most of the daily chores.

As he retires, Mr. Henry believes he’s been a good advocate of the environment working
hard to improve soil and water erosion on agricultural land.

At one time, Mr. Henry sold tractors. He says he’s not yet sure what the next chapter in his life will bring, but we surely wish him well with gratitude for his many years of service.