Bruce Knight is a nationally recognized expert on conservation, agriculture, and the environment. Bruce is the principal and founder of Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Chief of Natural Resources Conservation Service, the lead USDA agency for conservation on private working agricultural lands. Bruce was the under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs at the USDA from 2006 to 2009. A third-generation rancher and farmer and lifelong conservationist, Bruce operates a diversified grain and cattle operation in South Dakota using no-till and rest rotation grazing systems. His farming and ranching background gives him the opportunity to practice stewardship and husbandry, providing firsthand knowledge of the interdependency of animal, plant, and human health with the environment.