Biggs Hired as Wisconsin's New State ConservationistWisconsin Ag Connection - April 21, 2017
The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin has finally found a new state conservationist. Angela Biggs will oversee 200 employees at 55 local NRCS service centers across the state that work directly with local farmers and landowners.
A native of Iowa, Biggs began her career with the Iowa Department of Agriculture's Division of Soil Conservation as an environmental specialist focusing on water quality. In 2002, she joined that state's NRCS as a soil conservationist and worked in multiple offices before becoming a district conservationist. She also held similar positions during her career in Vermont, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Angela served as Illinois' assistant state conservationist for the past seven years.
"I am honored to be the new state conservationist in Wisconsin," Biggs said. "I look forward to meeting and working with producers, partners and staff in this position to further learn about the many great things Wisconsin is already doing to help conserve natural resources and to continue to move the state forward in agricultural conservation."
Biggs replaces Jimmy Bramblett, who took a job as the NRCS Deputy Chief for Programs in Washington, D.C. last year. She becomes the tenth state conservationist to serve Wisconsin since the agency began in 1935.