Core Team, Strategy Working Group
Marty Adkins works for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Des Moines, where he serves as Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships. In this position, he develops and maintains alliances with private and non-profit sector organizations to achieve conservation objectives. This work includes joint education and promotion and development of projects, as well as agreements and conservation-supporting infrastructure. Adkins also supports NRCS water resource programs and activities in Iowa.
During his 37-year career with NRCS, he has also served in a variety of capacities at the state and field level, including district conservationist, RC&D coordinator, Assistant State Conservationist for Water Resources and State Resource Conservationist. Adkins earned a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from Iowa State University and grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Council Bluffs, Iowa.
NRCS in Iowa
NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to help them conserve soil, water, air, and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment. NRCS also supports USDA wetlands and high-erodible lands conservation responsibilities. NRCS in Iowa works in close partnership with local soil and water conservation districts and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and other organizations.