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New Assistant State Conservatonist (Program) Selected for Mississippi

Laura Anderson, 601-965-5205 ext. 2144

Jackson, MS - The U. S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)Greg Brinson, Assist. State Conservationist(PROG) announces that a new Assistant State Conservationist for Programs has been selected for Mississippi.  Gregory (Greg) Brinson began his tenure as Mississippi Assistant State Conservationist (Programs) for NRCS on January 13, 2014.

Brinson graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  He began his career with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly Soil Conservation Service) in 1983, as a Supervisory Biological Technicain at the Plant Materials Center in Coffeeville, MS.

Brinson continued his work with the Soil Conservation Service in 1987, as a Soil Conservationist at the field office in Coffeeville, MS.  He also served as Soil Conservationist in Calhoun City, MS and Raleigh, MS.

He was promoted to District Conservationist in Quitman, MS in 1991, where he served nine years.  He transferred to the same position in Brookhaven, MS, in 2000, where he served Lincoln, Franklin, and later Lawrence Counties until 2009.

In 2009, Brinson transferred to the State Office in Jackson, MS, as a Resource Conservationist on the Programs Staff.  He served as the manager of the Conservation Stewardship Program among other duties until January 2014, when he assumed his current position as Assistant State Conservationist for Programs.

He is married to Connie Brinson and they have two sons: Adam (wife Misty) and landon.  He enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.  He has enjoyed his 30 plus career years with the agency and treasures the friendships he has made as well as the people he has served.