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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).Chief, Matthew Lohr

Matthew “Matt” Lohr serves as the 16th Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). As Chief, Matt 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. More..








Kevin Norton, Associate Chief (acting) Associate Chief (acting), Kevin Norton

As acting Associate Chief, Kevin Norton is responsible for NRCS conservation 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.