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Kurt Readus, State Conservationist


Kurt Readus, State Conservationist

Kurt Readus graduated from Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science.  He started his career with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in 1998 as a student trainee, where he worked in the states of Arizona and Alabama.


In 2000, Readus later became a Soil Conservationist. He was promoted in 2005 to District Conservationist in the Avondale Field Office in Arizona.  In 2007, he accepted the position of Area Conservationist for Central Mississippi, where he provided leadership and guidance to twenty one field offices in addition to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian (MBCI) Tribal Field Office.


Kurt Readus served as Assistant State Conservationist for Programs in Mississippi from January 2011 to September 2013, when he became the State Conservationist for Mississippi.


He has served on details to National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on the National Conservation Stewardship Team and served as Acting Deputy State Conservationist for California.


He is married to Fonda L. Readus, D.C. and they are the proud parents of Kalyn and Elynn.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  He truly believes in fulfilling NRCS’ mission of "Helping People, Help the Land”.

Please contact him @ Kurt Readus or 601-965-5205 ext 140