New State Conservationist Selected for Wisconsin
Renae Anderson, Public Affairs Specialist
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Madison, Wis–– The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a new State Conservationist has been selected for Wisconsin. Jimmy Bramblett began his tenure as Wisconsin State Conservationist for NRCS in late January.
Bramblett will oversee the agency's 250 employees in 55 offices throughout Wisconsin. They provide technical and program assistance to thousands of farmers and landowners on voluntary projects to conserve and protect natural resources. He is responsible for the agency’s $75 million budget in Wisconsin, including $50 million in federal conservation assistance to the state’s farmers and producers.
“It’s an honor for me to be here,” said Bramblett, “ with Wisconsin’s long history of conservation, dating from the 1930’s in Coon Valley, right up to today, with this state’s strong participation in voluntary conservation programs.”
Prior to this post, Bramblett served as national Chief of Staff to the Regional Conservationists in Washington, D.C., and worked with the agency in numerous posts in Georgia.
Bramblett replaces Pat Leavenworth, who retired in 2012 after 18 years as State Conservationist in Wisconsin. Bramblett is the ninth State Conservationist to serve Wisconsin since the agency began in 1935.
For more information, visit www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov , or contact the NRCS office at the USDA Service Center serving your county.