My name is Mark Wallen and I am the new Agriculture Resources Specialist for the Guernsey County Soil and Water Conservation District. I originally hale from Champaign County near Urbana, Ohio where I grew up farming and was involved in agriculture. I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy spending my time either helping on the family farm, or spending my time afield either behind a good hunting dog or in a tree stand chasing deer.
I am a graduate of the Ohio State University where I earned my Bachelors degree in Environmental sciences. After graduation I worked for the South McLean County Soil Conservation District in Turtle Lake, North Dakota as the District technician assisting agriculture producer’s with cover crop enrollment and tree windbreak plantings. From there I joined the team at the Guernsey County SWCD where I enjoy working with producers and look forward to meeting with local landowners in the near future, so if you’re in the area please drop by and say hi, and we can discuss how I can be of assistance to you and your operation.