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Dr. LArry D. Butler
Dr. Larry D. Butler was born and raised in rural west Texas. His life experiences since childhood were predominantly outdoors out on the land. His education was focused on natural resources from three of the top universities in this area of study. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University; a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University; and a Doctorate degree from Utah State University. He had a 33 year career with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) from 1974 into 2007 from a county-level to the national level, working with ranchers, farmers, other land managers, conservation organizations, and agency employees.
After retirement he had his own private consultancy for four years. Then, he created, produced, and hosted his Out on the Land television show on RFD-TV for four years. It was the first weekly, half-hour television series on conservation to be nationally televised. Dr. Butler writes and performs original western poetry. He has been and continues to be a featured speaker for small gatherings to large national convention audiences.