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Meet Our NatGLC Specialists

The NatGLC Specialists are Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) employees who support the mission of the National Grazing Lands Coalition.

Kevin Ogles, East Region Coordinator
Eastern National Technology Support Center

Born and raised oOglesn 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.

Gene Fults, West Region Coordinator
Western National Techology Support Center

FultsGene 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.