Knox County Soil Conservation District partners with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to protect and conserve the natural resources on agricultural land in Knox County. The District and NRCS share field office space at the USDA Service Center located off of New Harvest Lane in East Knoxville, behind the East Towne Mall. The District Conservationist and the Soil Conservationist are the only federal employees at the Knox County field office and manages the field office operations and all federal contracts generated through the Knox field office.
Amber Johnson, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS
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Tevin Brown, Soil Conservationist, USDA-NRCS
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The two District employees are employed by Knox County and are managed by the Stormwater Department of Knox County as well as the Board of Supervisors. Knox County currently employs a Soil Conservationist and an Office Administrator.
Quinn Cypher, Soil Conservationist, Knox County
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Cynthia Foster, Office Administrator, Knox County
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The Knox County Soil Conservation District is supervised by a 5 member Board. The Board directs the funds of the State of TN Dept. of Agriculture's Ag Resources Conservation Fund to local Knox County landowners who participate in the TDA's cost-share program. The Board has 3 elected positions and 2 appointed positions (each office serves a 3-year term, and elections and appointments are staggered so as to provide some continuity of Board makeup).
Soil Conservation Districts in Tennessee hold elections every three (3) years for three (3) of the five (5) positions. The other two seats are appointed alternately during non-election years. Knox County SCD held our elections in March of 2016.
From Left: Broadus Hubbs, Bill Hill, Annie Crawford, Calvin Thompson and Smiley Clapp.
Our current Board of Supervisors is:
Bill Hill, Chairman
Smiley Clapp, Vice Chairman
Calvin Thompson, Secretary
Anne Crawford, Treasurer
Broadus Hubbs, Liason
Call us at 865-523-3338 x 3 with any questions or concerns.