Robin Sutherland District Conservationist Lower Elkhorn NRD
1983-1987 - Attended Hastings College and Wayne State College majoring in Elementary Education/Physical Education.
1995 - Graduate of Central Community College at Columbus with an Associate Degree in Agriculture.
I began my career with NRCS (SCS) in August of 1987 as a Soil Conservation Aide at the Neligh Field Office. In 1989, I transferred to the West Point FO as a full time Soil Conservation Technician. During this time I began taking night classes at Central Community College in Columbus. In 1994, I accepted the Soil Conservationist position in the Ponca FO and in 1996, I was promoted to the Resource Conservationist for this office. In 1998, I accepted the Resource Conservationist position at the Wayne FO, then in 2000 transferred to the Stanton FO as the Resource Conservationist. In October of 2002 I began the duties of the District Conservationist at the Stanton FO for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District.
Excessive Soil Erosion and Surface and Ground Water Protection and Management are currently some of the primary priorities identified by the local entities. The NRCS in the LENRD can directly contribute to the protection and enhancement of the identified resources. By using a variety of federal, state, and local programs, cost-share incentives can be obtained and planning/application assistance can be provided.
CRP, NSWCP, NRD, EQIP, WRP, WHIP, Pheasants Forever, and Nebraska Games and Parks are the major suppliers of cost-share funding for conservation programs in the area. Technical assistance for planning and program implementation is provided by NRCS with assistance from our partners, the LENRD, NG&P, NFS, USF&WS, and the COE.