Conservation Programs Compliance Leader
- 15 year experience at NRCS as a Field Technician, Soil Conservationist, and Resource Conservationist.
- Former President of Soil Conservationist Technician’s Association
- 2009 NRCS Employee of the Year
- Certified Conservation Planner
My name is Jason Blaylock and I am from McCarley, Mississippi- a small town in North Central Mississippi. I have lived there all my life. I have been married to my wife Terri for 18 years and we have two sons, Reid and Rhett. When I am not working, Terri and I can usually be found at a ballpark somewhere watching our boys playing either football or baseball. When we are not watching or playing sports, you can usually find us enjoying our state’s tremendous opportunities to be outside hunting and fishing.
After graduating from High School in 1995, I attended Mississippi State University graduating in 1999 with a degree in agricultural economics. I started working right after college for the Mississippi State University Extension Service as the 4H Youth Agent where I worked with young 4H participants.
In 2002, I transferred to the Extension Services Wildlife and Fisheries Department as an area agent. In this position, I administered the Extension Services’ wildlife & fisheries educational programs for landowners in the 42 Northern Mississippi Counties.
In 2004, I started working for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) as a Soil Conservationist Technician in Montgomery County, Mississippi. Most of my days were spent in the field helping farmers and landowners survey and design conservation practices to address different resource concerns such as soil erosion, grazing management, wildlife habitat management, etc. In 2010, I was promoted to the Soil Conservationist in Holmes County, Mississippi where my childhood friend, Nick Thomas, was currently serving as District Conservationist.
From 2010 to 2015, I worked on conservation programs, primarily in Holmes County, but my primary job responsibility was to administer the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for our county. We had an outstanding staff and were able to achieve great success in securing contracts for conservation programs in Holmes County during this five-year period.
In 2015, I was selected as the Resource Conservationist (RC) for the Mississippi Delta of Mississippi, which is the alluvial flood plain of the Mississippi River. My job as RC was to provide support for all conservation programs to the field office staff in the 14 counties located in our district and to make sure that all programs were being implemented according to NRCS policy.
In the fall of 2018, with my extensive knowledge of NRCS conservation programs, I had the opportunity to take a job as the Conservation Programs Chief Compliance Officer for STEWARD LINK.
STEWARD LINK comprises a group of people I have known and respected for years, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to become a part of the team.
Conservation Programs Chief Compliance Officer