Kevin Farmer is the State Conservation Engineer for NRCS in Rhode Island. He provides leadership in all phases of engineering programs for NRCS in the state of Rhode Island. He serves as advisor to the State Conservationist on all engineering phases of NRCS programs. He is responsible for establishing technical standards and procedures, and methods of operation for engineering work in the state of Rhode Island.
Prior to his current assignment, Farmer served as the State Construction Engineer in GA. He was responsible for the management of formally contracted construction projects for watershed rehabilitation in GA. He also provided technical oversight and approval for construction projects statewide. He has served as the Hydro-Engineer and Team Leader for the CA Wetland Design Team. As a member of the wetland design team, Farmer was involved with wetland development and restoration projects throughout the state. Farmer has served as a civil engineer in the Minnesota Area 1 Office and as an agricultural engineer in the Brooklyn Center Area Office in Brooklyn Center, MN. His career includes engineering assignments where he worked in the St. Peter area office in MN and the Ozark project office in Alabama. He first worked with NRCS in 1995 as a summer intern in the Marianna field office in Arkansas.
Farmer is a life member of The Organization. He has served as the National Parliamentarian; is a former member of the national membership committee, and was treasurer of the Minnesota Chapter of NOPBNRCSE.
He is an active member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Providence, RI. Farmer attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering.