Myers named new Iowa State Resource Conservationist

DES MOINES — John Myers, former State Resource Conservationist in Virginia, joined the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Iowa on Feb. 19 as the agency’s new State Resource Conservationist.

Myers replaces Jim Ayen, who retired in November 2007 after more than 30 years of federal service.

Myers will supervise and coordinate ecological sciences staff as they develop and maintain conservation planning technical standards. He will also oversee the agency’s technical developments involving highly erodible land and wetland compliance.

Myers has Iowa roots; he was born in central Iowa. His mother still resides in central Iowa and his brother lives in Carroll County.

"I wanted to get back to the country," said Myers. "Things are getting crowded out East. I am happy to be in Iowa; I look forward to new experiences here."


Myers is married with three grown children.


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