ACES Enrollee, Sandra Hudson, has been enrolled in the ACES Program since January 2011 as a Conservation Implementation Specialist with the Osborne, Kansas NRCS Field Office.
Sandy provides technical assistance to the NRCS ProTracts programs which involves supporting projects related to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP). She is responsible for tracking and keeping records up to date for three counties: Osborne, Rooks and Graham. She also provides general support to all surrounding counties when necessary and works closely with her NRCS Monitor, Steve Sprick, who serves as the Supervisory District Conservationist.
Prior to joining the ACES Program, Sandy worked for the NRCS for 34 years as Soil Conservation Technician and was one of the first females hired as a Technician! She notes, “I have enjoyed working with the ACES Program. It allows me to keep working in the area that I have enjoyed all these years and keep up with the special needs of my family right now.”
Sandy actually started as the District Secretary before working for NRCS in 1972 and this is where she learned all about the NRCS, then called the Soil Conservation Service, and liked what they did to help the farmers and ranchers.