Michael E. Carr was born and reared in Claiborne, County, MS. He was a high school graduate of Port Gibson High School. Michael furthered his education at Alcorn State University, where he received his BS degree in Animal Science.
Michael began his career with NRCS in June of 1989 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. During his tenor in Pearl, in 2007 he was selected as the Area Resource Conservationist, the position he held until his recent selection as Assistance State Conservationist for Operations.
In Michael's spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family, Thembi, his wife, and two daughters, Regina and Kayla.