Last fall, Jason Barrick began his new role as district conservationist for USDA-NRCS covering Door, Kewaunee and Brown counties. Coming to the position with over 12 years of technical experience, Jason has administered a wide variety of best management practices (BMPs). He approaches his work with an emphasis on soil health and conservation, while always looking to find realistic strategies that benefit both the environment and the farmer’s bottom line.
Jason grew up in rural central Wisconsin and believes that northeast Wisconsin is blessed with incredible water and soil resources. He brings a strong conservation ethic to the position and is excited to work with farmers and other local partners to protect these valuable resources. As the district conservationist, Jason looks forward to implementing Farm Bill programs and providing technical assistance to help get more conservation practices on the landscape.
Jason is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with majors in resource management and land use planning and a minor in geographic Information systems (GIS).
Outside of work, Jason enjoys the outdoors with his wife, two sons (ages 4 and 6) and two black labs.