Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently honored Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist, Terry Cosby, with a Conservation Service Award at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Cosby’s guidance and expertise in natural resources has been critical to helping “The Habitat Organization” establish and expand its Farm Bill Biologist Partnership Program across the United States, impacting millions of acres for conservation on private lands since its inception.
“Terry knows the value of partnerships in delivering conservation and has committed his career to working with Pheasants Forever and agency partners to magnify our collective conservation impacts in Ohio and nationally,” stated Kent Adams, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s East Region Director.
Raised on a cotton farm in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, Cosby graduated in 1982 from Alcorn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education. His career with USDA’s Former Soil Conservation Service (now NRCS) started in 1979 and since that time, he has held various positions within the agency including student trainee/co-op, Soil Conservationist, District Conservationist, Area Resource Conservationist in Iowa, Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations and Assistant State Conservationist for Programs and Operations in Missouri, and Deputy State Conservationist in Idaho.
“Terry Cosby and his individual efforts helped shape the partnership model of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s successful partnership program,” said Howard Vincent, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s President and CEO, “We can’t thank him enough for his leadership and innovation that is delivering conservation practices in Ohio and throughout the country.”
Cosby is married and is the father of three children. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and attends Mt. Herman Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, where he is a Deacon. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and being a high school and college soccer referee.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 740 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on 540,000 habitat projects benefiting 18 million acres nationwide.
Pictured: Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever President and CEO Howard Vincent (left), presents Ohio NRCS State Conservationist Terry Cosby with a Conservation Service Award.