Timothy "Tim" Beard

North Carolina

Tim Beard has served as State Conservationist in North Carolina since June 2013. He has more than 30 years of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) experience in various positions at the field, State and National Headquarters levels.

Tim has served in many capacities within NRCS, starting with the Soil Conservation Service in 1988 as a Soil Conservation Technician in Fulton County, New York. In 1990, he transferred to New Jersey, where he served as a Soil Conservation Technician, Soil Conservationist and Resource Conservationist in several counties. 

In 1999, Tim transferred to Lawrenceville, Virginia as a Resource Conservationist.  Later, he was selected as District Conservationist in Prince George’s County, Maryland. After serving as District Conservationist in Prince George’s County, he returned to New Jersey as a Supervisory District Conservationist for a five-county area.

In 2004, Tim was promoted to Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he also served as Conservation Security Program (CSP) Manager and later became the Assistant for Operations in Little Rock, AR. 

In 2008, Tim was selected as Branch Chief for the Environmental Improvement Programs in Washington D.C. As Branch Chief he was responsible for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) and the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program, Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) and several Program Initiatives. 

Tim later served as Director for Management Services Division where he provided guidance and leadership for the Customer Service Division (CSD), National Centers Servicing Unit (NCSU), Personnel Security, Administrative Services Team (AST), Directives and Record Management, Event Planning, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and Facilities. 

Tim is a native of Harlem, Georgia and received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology from Fort Valley State College (currently Fort Valley State University). He is a Life Member of the Fort Valley State National Alumni Association and has held the position of treasurer in the FVSU DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter.  

Tim is also a Life Member of National Organization of Professional Black NRCS Employees, a member of Soil and Water Conservation Society, and a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. where he has served as chapter basileus and keeper of finance.

Tim enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.

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