2017 New Soil Conservationist for Dallas County

Brian Andrews is the new NRCS Soil Conservationist for Dallas County. Brian grew up in southwest Missouri, graduating from Strafford High school. He attended Missouri State University, studying Natural Resource Management. Brian came to the NRCS from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his time with the Corps of Engineers Brian worked at the Stockton and Harry S Truman Lake projects.

Brian’s career path is diverse. He has spent time on the east coast, west coast, and the desert southwest. Brian worked as a cheese maker, government contractor, and served in the U.S. Army from 1999 to 2008. As a member of the U.S. Army, Brian aided with the National Capital Region rescue and recovery efforts following 9/11. He assisted with relief efforts following Hurricane Katarina and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Brian is excited about his role with the NRCS. He looks forward to working with the Dallas County community. Brian’s diverse career path has instilled knowledge, dedication, and motivation in him.

Brian and his wife Rachel welcomed their first child to the world in August. They live in Urbana where they raise heritage sheep and poultry.