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NRCS Leadership, Office of the Chief

Chief Jason Weller                                        2013 Chief Weller Final Photo      

Jason Weller oversees programs that help protect the environment, preserve our natural resources and improve agricultural sustainability through voluntary, private-lands conservation.  More ...







 

 

 

 

Kirk Hanlin as Assistant Chief of NRCSAssistant Chief, Kirk Hanlin

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed Kirk Hanlin as Assistant Chief of NRCS in July 2013. As Assistant Chief, he is central to the agency’s leadership team, providing oversight and guidance for implementation of NRCS programs which help protect the environment, preserve the nation’s natural resources and improve agricultural sustainability through voluntary conservation of private lands. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Rich SimsRegional Conservationist for the Northeast, Richard Sims

Richard Sims, former State Conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Iowa, begins his duties as the Regional Conservationist for the Northeast Region in July 2012. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Astor BoozerRegional Conservationist for the West,  Astor Boozer

Astor Boozer returned to Washington, DC permanently in FY 2012, to take the position as Regional Conservationist for the West Region, for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. More...

 

 

 

 

  • Acting Regional Conservationist for the Central Region, Phyllis Philipps
  • Acting Regional Conservationist for the Southeast,  Terry Cosby