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NRCS Leadership, Office of the Chief

Acting Chief, Terry Cosby

As Acting Chief, Terry Cosby provides leadership for NRCS and its mission to support America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in their voluntary conservation efforts through a network of more than 3,000 service centers in communities nationwide. Before acting in this role, Terry served as state conservationist in Ohio since 2005. Read more.


Acting Associate Chief, Gayle Barry

As Acting Associate Chief, Gayle Barry is responsible for NRCS activities and programs. The position is responsible for directing and overseeing the agency's financial and technical assistance programs, management and strategy, science and technology, and soil science and resource assessment. Before acting in this role, Gayle served as deputy state conservationist in California since 2018. Read more.