Steve Chick is the state conservationist for USDA and has been a natural resources conservationist in Nebraska since 1995. Previously, Chick was the deputy state conservationist in Nebraska, assistant state conservationist in Colorado, area conservationist in North Dakota and district conservationist in Illinois. Chick received his bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from the University of Maine. Prior to joining the Soil Conservation Service/Natural Resources Conservation Service, Steve was a game warden and wildlife biologist with the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department. Chick is married to Terri (born in Grant, Neb., and manager of Barb’s Hallmark in Lincoln), and they have two sons.