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Brandi Murphy joined the NRCS team at the Colusa Field Office early fall of 2018.  We are so grateful for her energy and eagerness to meet the needs of our community. Brandi shares a little about herself below.

          As a new employee to the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) in Colusa, I am settling into my career and my new community. My family and I are coming from Reno, NV, although my husband spent most of his childhood here in Colusa County and has family here. I was born and raised in Weaverville, and I’m excited to get back to a small town where we can set our roots and become an integral part of our community. Currently, my son plays little league and I manage and coach the Arbuckle Grasshoppers, and we look forward to joining 4-H at the end of next summer with all three of our children.

          I graduated from University of Nevada, Reno, May 2018 with my Master’s in Environmental Science and Health. My thesis focused on the use of biochar as a soil amendment to enhance soil health and fertility as well as crop yield. For my undergraduate, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science with a minor in Business Administration. I have already gained so many valuable experiences in applying what I’ve learned and I look forward to building a career with NRCS where I may continue to build on these experiences and building core connections with the producers of the county to achieve our mission of helping people help our land.

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