New assistant conservationist is announced

Published 11:02 pm Saturday, May 10, 2014

JACKSON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces that a new Assistant State Conservationist for Programs has been selected for Mississippi. Greg Brinson, of Brookhaven, began his tenure as Mississippi Assistant State Conservation (Programs) for NRCS Jan. 13.

He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry. He began his career with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly Soil Conservation Service) in 1983, as a Supervisory Biological Technician at the Plant Materials Center in Coffeeville.

Greg Brinson

Greg Brinson

Brinson continued his work with the Soil Conservation Service in 1987, as a Soil Conservationist at the field office in Coffeeville. He also served as Soil Conservationist in Calhoun City and Raleigh.

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He was promoted in 1991 to district conservationist in Quitman, where he served nine years. He transferred to the same position in Brookhaven in 2000, where he served Lincoln, Franklin and later Lawrence Counties until 2009.

In 2009, Brinson transferred to the state office in Jackson as a resource conservationist on the programs staff. He served as the manager for the Conservation Stewardship Program in Mississippi, among other duties, until January 2014, when he assumed his current position as assistant state conservationist for programs.

He is married to Connie Brinson and they have two sons: Adam (wife Misty) and Landon.

He enjoys spending time with his family and fishing. He has enjoyed his 30-plus career years with the agency and treasures the friendships he has made as well as the people he has served.