Wesley Kerr, Area Conservationist, Hattiesburg, MS
Wesley Kerr was born and reared in Yalobusha County, MS. He attended Water Valley High School and colleges at Alcorn State University and The University of Southern Mississippi. He received a BS degree in Agricultural Education. Wesley's past positions include: District Conservationist, Monticello, MS, Soil Conservationist, Calhoun City, MS, Forestry Technician for International Paper Company, Lucedale, MS; Perkinston, MS, Redd Pest Control. He serves now as the Area Conservationist for the South Area consisting of 24 counties and more than 85 local, state and federal employees with mission to conserve, protect, enhance and sustain our natural resources.
Wesley's current emphasis is debris removal and erosion damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the implementation of the Fiscal Year 2006 Farm Bill Programs.