Larry Grimsley is a level 1 technician in Bainbridge, Georgia. Larry first heard about the ACES program from a friend who worked for NRCS some years ago. Larry did a little research about the ACES program, decided that he was qualified, applied for a position and has been an enrollee since June 2010.
Larry feels that the ACES program has provided a great opportunity for him to learn how the USDA/NRCS conducts business with farmers, ranchers, and other individuals. He likes meeting new people, teaching them about the Farm Bill programs and in the process, he learns a few new things himself.
Larry’s very varied early work experience includes being a Master Counselor for youth and a Supply Specialist for the United States Army Division-Department of Defense.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Biblical Studies and Theology. He has attended many other colleges/universities including the University of Alabama, the George C Wallace Community College and the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.
Larry enjoys spending time with his wife of 40 years, Lena, and their 3 sons and 4 grandchildren. He also enjoys reading the Bible, playing basketball and baseball. Larry serves as Pastor of 2 churches – Ebenezer AME church in Hilton, GA on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and Beaulah AME church in Colquitt, GA on the 4th Sunday of the month. Larry is affiliated with many other groups and is also a member of the Son of Allens where he helps the community and those in need.