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NRCS Gets New Leadership

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ray-dotson-head-shot-700x467-4254007-1342340The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has selected Nevada’s new state conservationist.

Ray Dotson, coming from Arizona’s NRCS, began working today to lead Nevada’s 11 offices statewide.

“It’s an honor for me to serve as Nevada’s state conservationist,” Dotson said.

Dotson is a Mississippi native, where he developed ties to the land by laboring on his grandfather’s farrow/finish operation. He has a degree in agricultural sciences from Alcorn State University.

He was recently Montana’s acting state conservationist.

“Having a positive, trusting relationships with customers and colleagues is the foundation for successful conservation,” said Dotson.

Dotson replaces Bruce Petersen, who began serving as Hawaii state conservationist in March 2015.

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