Sutton Gibbs, South Central Regional Representative


Sutton began her Career with USDA Soil Conservation Service in 1990 as a soil conservationist in west central Alabama.  Sutton has move up through the ranks in Natural Resources Conservation Service and is presently serving as District Conservationist of 3 counties in Alabama.  Sutton loves being able to “help people help the land.”

Sutton grew up in West Central Alabama in a small rural community of Marion Junction, Alabama on a beef cattle farm.  She worked with her family on the farm gaining knowledge and love for the land.  After high school, Sutton attended Auburn University and received a degree in Agricultural Business and Economic, but it is the knowledge gained from being reared on the farm that Sutton credits to her usefulness in her career.  Sutton is currently back on the family farm working along with her family as she did growing up.

Sutton is active in the community and with her daughter’s extra-curricular activities such as coaching the Dance Team.  Sutton is also active in the Auburn University Auburn Agricultural Alumni Board serving as Director, Vice President and President and has won the Outstanding Agricultural Alumni Award presented by the Dean of Agriculture.  Sutton is also active in mentor with Auburn University agricultural students.  Sutton also serves as a USDA national mentor to employees throughout NRCS. Sutton also serves Alabama as the Federal Women’s Program Manager and on the Civil Rights Committee.  In 2017 Sutton became the WIN Women in Natural Resources South Central states representative serving Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.