Marcus Griffin promoted to district conservationist for the Fort Valley Field Office in Georgia

Marcus Griffin is on the path to excellence with the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).

The 2013 Alcorn State University alumnus was promoted to district conservationist for the USDA’s Fort Valley Field Office in Georgia. Griffin, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2013, will be responsible for leading Peach, Bibbs, Taylor and Crawford counties in Georgia.

Griffin’s promotion provides him with the opportunity to display his leadership skills. He looks forward to being instrumental in the career development of others.

“It’s a great feeling because I get to help others advance in their profession, whether it be by providing training to others so that they may develop in their careers or assisting our farmers and ranchers by continuing the legacy of conservation,” said Griffin. “It’s amazing to know that no matter what your background is, you can achieve your dreams of being successful and also be a support system to lend a helping hand along the way.”

Support from loved ones and mentors are what fuels Griffin’s charitable attitude. He feels that his purpose as district conservationist is to serve the less fortunate while grooming students who are interested in a career in agriculture.

“This motivates me to make sure that I continue educating our communities and providing assistance to underserved individuals. Also, I am looking forward to recruiting students from colleges like Alcorn and assisting them with their transition to the USDA.”

Griffin hopes to make a significant impact in his new capacity.

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