Rusty has worked with USDA since 1987, and has served Giles County since 1992. He has worked throughout Middle and East Tennessee, including two years with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. He received a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Natural Resources Management from Tennessee Tech University in 1984, is a Certified Conservation Planner, certified in Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, Certified Commercial Applicator Category 10.
Chip was previously employed with the Giles County Soil Conservation District as a District Technician for 7.5 years. As of October 2015 he has been assigned to the Centerville NRCS staff as a Soil Conservationist. In that position he will be covering multiple counties including Hickman, Perry, Lewis, Lawrence, and Giles. He has been a resident of Giles County all his life; with the exception of the time he spent in Martin, TN where he received a B.S. degree in Natural Resources Management with a concentration in Wildlife Biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin. For program or technical assistance please feel free to contact him via the form below.
Tanner Barksdale, Soil Conservationist
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