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NRCS Soil Health Division

The division amplifies NRCS’ overall conservation planning and implementation efforts and adds conservation and economic value to the farming and ranching enterprises of NRCS’ customers through the integration of soil health. SHD collaborates with the States and the Pacific Islands and Caribbean Areas and their respective Regional Conservationists, National Technology Support Centers, Employee Development Section, and other national centers, Plant Materials Centers, USDA Climate Hubs, National Headquarters Divisions, Deputy Chiefs of all deputy areas, and other internal and external partners, and across disciplines. The SHD focuses its soil health training and technical leadership efforts to help the agency provide comprehensive and effective support on the use of soil health assessments, and the planning and implementation of soil health management systems on our Nation’s working lands, working in coordination with NRCS State and national entities.

 

Name, Title Mobile Phone
Brandon Smith, Acting Director 603-812-7027
Rachel Seman-Varner, National Soil Health Specialist 202-945-2365
Donna Miranda, Executive Assistant 413-262-8845
Carl Koch, Special Projects Coordinator 202-680-2388
   
Matthew Denton, Regional Team Leader 731-202-1373
Joe J. Williams, Regional Team Leader 360-480-9771
Joshua Beniston, Regional Soil Health Specialist TBD
Kaitlin Farbotnik, Regional Soil Health Specialist (Acting) 732-519-1195
Courtney King, Soil Health Analyst TBD
Mark Kopecky, Regional Soil Health Specialist TBD
Laura Starr, Regional Soil Health Specialist 503-468-8986
Nick Sirovatka, Regional Soil Health Specialist 541-561-4768
David Doctorian, Regional Soil Health Specialist TBD
Stan Boltz, Regional Soil Health Specialist 605-350-3250
Willie Durham, Regional Soil Health Specialist 202-499-0185
Zahangir Kabir, Regional Soil Health Specialist 202-480-4938
Nathan Lowder, Regional Soil Health Specialist 202-480-4895
Candy Thomas, Regional Soil Health Specialist 785-309-6991
Marlon Winger, Regional Soil Health Specialist 307-258-4610