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YUBA CITY, Calif., Oct. 11, 2016 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office has selected RaeAnn Dubay as the district conservationist for the Yuba City field office. The Yuba City office provides technical assistance and conservation-related Farm Bill funding to farmers and ranchers in Sutter and Yuba counties.

Dubay has worked for NRCS for over 14 years. She started her career with NRCS in 2002 as a soil conservationist in Red Bluff, CA.  She worked with many growers in the Sacramento Valley on a variety of projects – with a main emphasis in irrigated cropland.  She also worked as a partner with local Resource Conservation Districts to assist with grant development and capacity building.

For the last five years, Dubay has served as the Area Resource Conservationist in Red Bluff, Calif.  She provided training and guidance in conservation planning, practice design and implementation for 18 field offices in northern California.  She developed training programs for the Area related to natural resources and technology and managed the area’s quality assurance programs to maintain consistency in planning and program implementation.

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“I am excited to be working in the Yuba City Field Office and serving the clients in the two counties,” said Dubay.  “I have worked intermittently with the staff and clients in this office over my 15 years in California and have always been impressed with the dedication they have to farming. “I am looking forward to providing assistance to help them achieve the success and sustainability they seek.”

Dubay graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master of Science degree in Soil, Water and Environmental Science.

Since its inception in 1935, NRCS has worked in partnership with private landowners and a variety of local, state and federal conservation partners to deliver conservation based on specific, local needs. For more information about NRCS, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov.