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NRCS Announces New District Conservationist in Elk Grove

CONTACT: Anita Brown (530) 792-5644

ELK GROVE, Calif., November 30, 2018 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Toney Tillman as the new district conservationist for the NRCS field office in Elk Grove.

“I would like to continue growing the Elk Grove office in efforts of conservation, outreach, and partner relationships, while supporting the staff to expand their professional and personal development,” said Tillman.

Popular conservation practices in Sacramento County includes irrigation improvements on cropland and orchards, manure management on dairies, and wildlife habitat on rangeland, in addition to dozens of other conservation priorities. 

Tillman was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science with an emphasis in Plant and Soil Science from Tennessee State University. He has previously worked for NRCS California in Bakersfield, Madera and Stockton.

In addition, Tillman is focused on helping recruit new diverse employees into the Agency, and educating existing employees on opportunities for advancement within the Agency. This passion helped him earn a collateral position as the West Regional Representative for the National Organization of Professional Black NRCS Employees.

NRCS is a federal agency that works in partnership with resource conservation districts. With the mission of “Helping People Help the Land,” NRCS provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-federal lands.

More information on NRCS’ products and services can be found on the NRCS California web site at