State Conservationist


Kurt Readus, State Conservationist

Kurt Readus graduated from Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University with a Bachelors 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, where 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 ones field offices in addition to the MBCI Tribal Field Office.

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

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

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

Kurt Readus, State Conservationist

Please contact him @ Kurt Readus or 601-965-5205 ext 2140