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Bobbi Heck
Financial Programs Specialist

Employee Spotlight

April 2022

Twenty years ago, this month, Bobbi joined SCD. Since then she has meticulously maintained USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and SCD cost-share records and funding. Always willing to help out, Bobbi is the ag “office mom.” Producers seek her knowledge and expertise with cover crop sign-ups and questions of all kinds.

Let’s get to know Bobbi

Q. What do you enjoy about working at SCD?
A. I enjoy working with a great group of people and helping farmers with various cost-share programs, specifically the cover crop program.
Q. What are you doing when you’re not at work?
A. You’ll find me spending time with family, attending church, exercising and cooking, especially grilling. I also really enjoy going to Lewes Beach.

Q. How do you stay active?
A. I like to go bicycling or walking at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Q. Where are you from?
A. Pittsburgh, PA.

Q. Tell us about your family.
A. My husband and I have one daughter.

Q. What do many people not know about you?
A. I have five siblings, a tattoo of my daughter’s name and I’m a vegetarian.

Q. People would be surprised to know...
A. That I asked my husband to marry me.

Q. Do you have any hobbies?
A. I enjoy watching football and hockey, being from Pittsburgh, my favorite teams are the Steelers and Penguins. My chihuahua, Ben, is named after Big Ben Roethlisberger.

Q. In a few words, describe yourself.
A. Compassionate, organized and dependable.

Q. What have you always wanted to try?
A. Probably learn a foreign language.

Q. What’s the most interesting job you’ve had?
A. I was a junior volunteer at Latrobe Memorial Hospital café when I was 14. Occasionally Fred Rogers, from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, would come by after visiting patients and I would take his order.

Q. What’s on your bucket list?
A. To visit an elephant sanctuary.

Q. What did you want to be when growing up?
A. A veterinarian.

Kip Foskey
Senior Conservation Planner

Employee Spotlight

May 2020

In memory of Kip Foskey

Kip Foskey has worked with farmers and landowners across Sussex County for over 28 years.

From implementing conservation practices and nutrient management plans to providing assistance with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and other cost share programs administered through SCD, Kip knows a few things and can definitely share a story or two.

Let’s get to know Kip

Q. What do you enjoy about working at SCD?
A. I enjoy working with farmers. I’ve worked in agriculture my whole life and really love getting out in the field to help people.

Q. Where are you from?
A. I was born and raised in Laurel, DE. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be, other than the concrete ships at Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, VA.

Q. Can you tell me about your family or pets?
A. I have three grown children, two sons and a daughter, four grandsons, and a 14-month-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Moses.

Q. Do you have any hobbies?
A. I love fishing. A group of us go out to Cape Charles, VA, a few times a year to fish for whatever’s biting.

Q. Do you have a favorite sport or sports team?
A. I love the Yankees, Packers, 76ers and UCLA for college basketball.

Q. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A. Germany, I had two uncles in WWII.

Q. Do you have a favorite movie or tv show?
A. My favorite tv show is probably MASH. As far as movies go, probably Star Wars or The Godfather. I also like anything with John Wayne or Anthony Hopkins.

Q. Do you have a favorite food?
A. Hm, a good steak, or seafood. I love most any seafood really, well, except calamari.

Q. Do you have a favorite sweet?
A. Chocolate, dark chocolate!