USDA Announces Appointment of Glenn Pauley as State Director of Rural Development in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (News Release) – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint Glenn Pauley to serve as state director of rural development (RD) in Wyoming. This announcement includes the appointment of additional Farm Service Agency (FSA) positions across the country.

“As we work to build a better America and advance our mission, the USDA needs qualified and talented people in our regional offices,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “These five individuals have the experience and talent to serve on the front lines of FSA and DR offices in their respective states. We are delighted to have them at the USDA.

State RD Directors serve as the general manager of rural development in the states and territories and are responsible for carrying out the mission of rural development for the benefit of all in rural America. With guidance and support from the National Office, State Directors are responsible for promoting the rural development mission and strategic goals and providing key leadership to develop and support a productive state workforce. , diverse and inclusive.

Glenn Pauley most recently worked at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, where he focused on working with federal, state, and local partners to develop and implement the Wyoming State Wildlife Action Plan. Previously, he served as executive director of two ranch conservation organizations: the Southern Alberta Land Trust Society and the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust. Pauley was also founding Chairman of the Board of the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts (PORT), an organization created to leverage national resources for ranch conservation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries biology and management from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Calgary.

Under the Biden-Harris administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunity, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This aid supports the improvement of infrastructure; Business development; lodging; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed Internet access in rural, tribal and very poor areas. For more information, visit If you would like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development Updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

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