Two counties for Shane McNaughton
Dean Adkins - Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:02:07 CST
(Red Oak)--When Tom Burkhiser retired and Kevin McCall left for another job within the NRCS there were some pretty big shoes to fill at both the Montgomery County and Page County Natural Resource Conservation Service offices in Red Oak and Clarinida.
No worries. Those shoes have been filled with an extremely capable young man named Shane McNaughton, District Conservationist for Montgomery and Page Counties.
McNaughton, a native of Atchison County and a Tarkio graduate, took on those responsibilities last October and hasn't looked back. Shane and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Mister and Shelby.
Shane went to school for awhile in southern Missouri before transferring and finishing his education at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
His career path in NRCS has included stops in Page County, Fremont County, Clark County and Mills County.
Starting fresh in a new position while at the same time covering two counties does sound pretty daunting, but Shane says thanks to his awesome staffs in both Page and Montgomery Counties, the transition had been made much smoother.
When not doing conservation work for the NRCS Shane enjoys spending time with his family; a lot of that family time being spent hunting and fishing with his boys.
If you'd like to visit with Shane you can reach him at either the Montgomery County or Page County NRCS offices in Red Oak or Clarinda.
In the video below, Shane talks about the benefits of cover crops and no-till.