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Matthew Lohr, ChiefChief, 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. Read more.






Kevin Norton Associate Chief, Kevin Norton

As Associate Chief, Kevin Norton is responsible for NRCS 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. Read more.