Dr. Michael Wilson obtained his education from Kansas State (BS), Michigan State (MS) and Virginia Tech (PhD). After graduation, he was a Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University for six years. He took a position as a soil scientist with the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Bowling Green, KY in 1989, until coming to Lincoln, NE in 1991 as a Research Soil Scientist with the USDA-NRCS National Soil Survey Center. His research interests included soil mineralogy and geochemistry. He is author or co-author of over 50 published research papers and technical reports (including four book chapters) and over 60 abstracts for presentations. Mike is currently the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Leader for Climate Change. In this position since 2013, he coordinates many of the agency activities related to climate change within USDA and with our partners.