The NatGLC Specialists are Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) employees who support the mission of the National Grazing Lands Coalition.
Central National Technology Support Center
Kim grew up in Grand Island, NE and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received a BS degree in Agronomy with a Range and Forage Option in 1985. She moved to Texas and attended Texas A&M University and received a Master of Agriculture degree in Range Science in 1989. Kim began conservation work with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in Stephenville, TX May of 1988 as a Range Conservationist, and in 1991, moved to Perry, OK, as the Area Resource Conservationist. The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) became the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1994 and she moved to Nebraska to serve as the State Range Management Specialist located in the North Platte, NE field service center. Kim took the position of the Northern Plains Grazing Lands Coordinator stationed in Lincoln, NE, in June of 2002. Currently she serves as the National GLCI Coordinator located in Fort Worth, TX. Her primary duties include providing leadership to the National Coalition, assisting the National Steering Committee with their activities, and also provide national grazing lands technical assistance.
Eastern National Technology Support Center
Born and raised on a Central Indiana Crop/Livestock farm, Kevin graduated from South Putnam High School in 1975. In 1981, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Huntington College in Huntington, Indiana. Kevin majored in Biology Education with minors in Natural Resources and Business. He married college sweetheart in 1979, and was selected as an Aquatic Biologist for the city of Muncie, Indiana in 1981. Kevin began his career with the Soil Conservation Service as a Soil Conservation Technician in 1984 in Coldwater, MI, and became a Soil Conservationist in training from 1988 to 1990 at several southern Michigan locations. After being selected and serving for more than 10 years as a District Conservationist in 1990 in Coldwater,Michigan, he joined the Michigan NRCS as a State Grassland/Forage Specialist based at the East Lansing, MI State Office. In 2005, Kevin was chosen as one of two Regional Grazing Lands Specialist at the East National Technology Support Center, Greensboro, NC. His certifications include: the American Society of Agronomy (Certified Crop Advisor, 1997); the American Forage & Grasslands Council (Certified Grassland Professional, 2005). Kevin enjoys training NRCS staff, other agriculture advisory professionals and farmers the principles of good grazing management and how its many benefits help all resources including people.
Western National Techology Support Center
Gene is a GLCI Rangeland Management Specialist at the West National Technology Support Center in Portland Oregon. Raised on a dairy farm/beef cow-calf operation in western Oklahoma. Bachelor of Science degree in Range Management from Oklahoma State University. Professional experience with private grazing land owners in the Great Plains of Oklahoma, the Southeast Flatwoods of Florida, and the Great Basin of Nevada. Areas of background and interest: plant taxonomy, wetland delineations, prescribed burning, riparian management, animal husbandry, soil and range health, wildlife interactions, invasive and poisonous plants, landform geomorphology, monitoring, ecological function dynamics, land management conservation planning.