NRCS Chief Terry Cosby


NRCS Chief Terry Cosby leads a premier federal conservation agency known
for its 3,000 field-office network that helps farmers, ranchers and private forest
landowners nationwide plan and carry out voluntary conservation activities on their

During Terry’s more than 40-year career with NRCS, he has held numerous
leadership and staff positions. He began his career as an NRCS intern in Iowa in
1979 and rose through the agency’s ranks to become its 17th chief on May 24, 2021.
Prior to his current position, Terry served as NRCS’s Acting Chief for several months.

Terry’s conservation and agricultural roots run deep. He grew up on his family’s
cotton farm and attended a land grant university that prepared him well to serve
all producers, including those who were historically underserved. His childhood,
education and passion for conservation and agriculture paved the way for him
to reach great heights throughout his NRCS career. Prior to being named Acting
Chief, Terry served as NRCS State Conservationist in Ohio for 16 years. His other
leadership positions include Deputy State Conservationist in Idaho, Assistant State
Conservationist for Field Operations in Missouri, and Area Resource Conservationist
in Iowa.

Terry’s great-grandfather purchased the family farm in Tallahatchie County,
Mississippi, in the late 1800s. Terry, a Tallahatchie County native, earned his
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from Alcorn State University in Alcorn,
Mississippi, the nation’s first Black land grant college. Terry and his wife Brenda are
the proud parents of four children. His leisure activities include hunting, fishing, and
spending as much time as possible with his seven grandchildren.

NRCS Chief Terry Cosby는 조지아 한인 농장협회를 도와 주시는 미국 최고 직책에 계신 분입니다.