Ronald Marlow

Associate Deputy Chief for Science and Technology at U.S. Department of Agriculture

1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
U.S. Department of Agriculture
HQ Phone:
(202) 720-2791
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Last Updated 1/4/2009

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BS  - Agricultural and Biological Engineering , North Carolina State University

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Ronald Marlow (NC 68)
Ronald Marlow (NC 68) is retired associate deputy chief for science and technology for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. He and his wife, Ann, live in Washington, D.C.

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Ron Marlow, former Associate Deputy Chief for the Natural Resources Conservation Service at USDA, talks about origins and the impact the ACES Program has had on NRCS operations.

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Session 1.1 - Ronald Marlow
Retired Associate Deputy Chief for Science and Technology Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture As Associate Deputy Chief for Science and Technology from 2004 until 2008, Ron led, in a shared and supporting role with the Deputy Chief, a staff of nearly 300 highly skilled specialists and managers to support all technical and scientific activities of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in implementing an annual private lands conservation program in excess of two billion dollars. This staff included directors of eight technical centers and four national headquarters divisions and leadership for the Technical Service Provider initiative and pilot project for the Agriculture Conservation Experience Services Program. From 2001 to 2004, Ron was Director of the Conservation Engineering Division, providing leadership, guidance and oversight to over 100 engineering and related discipline specialists that encompass NRCS's Conservation Engineering Division and four technical centers. Beginning in 1975, Ron served in various positions with Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in North Carolina, Utah, Arizona, and Washington, DC prior to serving as the National Water Management Engineer from 1995 to 2001. He was named The Irrigation Association's 2003 Person of the Year. After graduating from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering in 1971, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Officer. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the National Association of Conservation Districts, and The Irrigation Association. He currently resides in Fairfax Station, Virginia with his wife, Ann, and their son, Ryan, and is active in church, community, and professional activities.

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