SOIL CONSERVATION: Myers is bureau chief for field services
To The Press
Will Myers has been recently hired as bureau chief for field services at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Myers will oversee the department’s conservation programs and serve as a liaison with public and private partners to promote the adoption of soil health and water quality programs across the state of Iowa.
“Over the past few years in the division, Will has demonstrated his leadership skills and ability to engage with partners” said Soil and Water Conservation Division Director Susan Kozak. “He will be a great fit with the Field Services team and I am excited to see our efforts move forward with his new ideas.”
Myers joined the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as the water quality initiative projects coordinator in 2015. During his tenure, he has provided leadership in the development and administration of over 80 water quality projects located across the state in support of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Myers has also developed key partnerships to increase the pace and scale of rural and urban conservation practices.
An Iowa native, Myers grew up outside of Dallas Center. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Myers has more than 17 years of experience working in water quality and agriculture programs, serving in both Iowa and Nebraska.
“While I’m new to this position in the Field Services Bureau, I have had the opportunity to work with many of the Districts in my previous role at IDALS” said Myers. “I will continue to facilitate the development of our successful partnerships which are key to our success and will continue to promote new opportunities that will further advance our collective conservation, soil health and water quality goals in Iowa.”