Cathee Pullman has been named the New NRCS State Conservationist in Minnesota for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. She will begin her duties on May 17.
Cathee Pullman began her career with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Soil Conservation Service, now named the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in 1987. She has worked across the country partnering with private land owners helping them to protect their natural resources in Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, the National Headquarters Office and now Minnesota.
Throughout the course of her career, Pullman has served at all levels of the agency and in multiple capacities including Soil Conservationist, District Conservationist, Resource Conservation and Development Coordinator, Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations, Area Conservationist, State Administrative Officer, Management Analyst and State Resource Conservationist.
Pullman provided additional assistance and expertise to NRCS in her 28 year career by serving on several national teams, participating in six national pilots and completing multiple detail assignments. Most recently, she served as the Acting State Conservationist for Maine NRCS for 9 months. As the Minnesota State Conservationist, Pullman looks forward to establishing relationships with conservation partners, private landowners and organizations as well as facilitating technical support to field office staffs and providing technical and financial assistance to landowners and operators in Minnesota.
Pullman is a native of Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Ranch/Farm Management from Oklahoma State University in 1984.