Don Gohmert recently assumed the position of state conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas.

In that capacity, Gohmert will be responsible for NRCS operations within the state, including the administration of conservation planning assistance to private landowners, conservation cost-share programs, Resource Conservation and Development, the watershed flood prevention program, Natural Resources Inventory, and soil survey mapping.

“I am excited to be returning to Texas,” Gohmert said. “Texas is a state with a great diversity in natural resources, conservation issues, tremendous opportunities, and great people.”

Gohmert is replacing Dr. Larry Butler, who retired as the NRCS state conservationist for Texas in March. Gohmert is moving from Louisiana, where he has served as the state conservationist for 15 years. He has also worked for the agency in both Texas and Arizona.

Born and raised in Cuero, Texas, Gohmert received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He also earned his master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.