Knox County Soil Conservation District partners with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to protect and conserve the natural resources on agricultural land in Knox County. The District and NRCS share field office space at the USDA Service Center located on New Harvest Lane.  The two District employees are employed by Knox County and are managed by the Stormwater Department of Knox County as well as the Board of Supervisors.  Knox County currently employs a Soil Conservationist and an Office Administrator.  


Quinn Cypher, Soil Conservationist, Knox County

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Cynthia Foster, Office Administrator, Knox County

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The District Conservationist and the Soil Conservationist are the only federal employees at the Knox County field office and manage the field operations and all federal contracts generated throught the Knox field office.    

Amber Johnson, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS

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The Knox County Soil Conservation District is supervised by a 5 member Board. The Board directs the funds of the State of TN Dept. of Agriculture's Ag Resources Conservation Fund to local Knox County landowners who participate in the TDA's cost-share program. The Board has 3 elected positions and 2 appointed positions (each office serves a 3-year term, and elections and appointments are staggered so as to provide some continuity of Board makeup).

Soil Conservation Districts in Tennessee hold elections every three (3) years for three (3) of the five (5) positions. The other two seats are appointed alternately during non-election years. Knox County SCD held our elections in February of 2019.


From Left: Broadus Hubbs, Bill Hill, Annie Crawford, Calvin Thompson and Smiley Clapp.

Our current Board of Supervisors is:

Bill Hill, Chairman

Smiley Clapp, Vice Chairman

Calvin Thompson, Secretary

Anne Crawford, Treasurer

Broadus Hubbs, Liaison

Call us at 865-523-3338 x 3 with any questions or concerns.