Success Stories

Ron Marlow, former Associate Deputy Chief for the Natural Resources Conservation Service at USDA, talks about origins and the impact the ACES Program has had on NRCS operations.


What the agency staff says about their experienced workers:

“Elbert has always been excellent with new NRCS employees; has always given them the right foundation to get started in their conservation careers.”  – Gary Smith, former Asst. State Conservationist in the USDA-NRCS Harrisburg, PA office.

“Having an ACES employee such as Mike, with the skillset for the job already in place at the time of hire, has been a real asset in assisting the Service.” – Dan Silberberg, Acting District Conservationist with the USDA-NRCS office in Rola, MO.

“Gary is quite an asset to the Soil Survey Program in Nevada.  He has the tedious task of editing the official soil profile descriptions populated in the National Soils Information Database (NASIS) which would include updating the data to present standards and editing site locations.  In addition I have used his photography expertise on several occasions for numerous Soil Health Demonstrations/Presentations.” – Tom Champa, Nevada State Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS