Michael E. Carr grew up in Claiborne County, MS. He graduated from Port Gibson High School and Alcorn State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.
Michael began his career with NRCS as a student trainee (Soil Conservationist) in the Collins Field Office. During his career, he has held Soil Conservationist positions in Indianola, Columbus, Prentiss and Hattiesburg. He served as District Conservationist in the Monticello Field Office for nine years before relocating to the Pearl Area Office in 2006 as RC&D Coordinator. He previously served as Area Resource Conservationist in Pearl until November 2012 when he became Assistant State Conservationist (Operations). In November 2014, he took on the tasks and duties as the Assistant State Conservationist for Management and Strategy.