Nicole is a lifelong Kansan and grew up helping on her uncle’s farm in northeast Kansas. She has a strong passion for conservation and has spent her entire career helping agricultural producers engage in conservation practices. In her current role as an Agricultural Program Specialist in the Conservation and Price Support Division of Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA), Nicole is focused on the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
As a PLJV board member, she is impressed and humbled to be a part of a collaborative, partner-based organization that puts such pride and passion into their work. The partnership between FSA and PLJV has been responsible for the most successful wetland restoration and preservation initiative in the history of CRP in Kansas.
Nicole enjoys the fast-paced challenges of working in the state office as well as having more opportunities for broad-scale partnership with amazing conservation professionals. Before moving to Topeka and joining the FSA state office staff, Nicole served as an Agricultural Program Technician in Shawnee County.
When not working on the Conservation Reserve Program, Nicole stays busy keeping up with her two children and a rescue puppy.