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Elizabeth Marks

Elizabeth Marks serves as a Soil Health Specialist with the Soil Health Division of the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. She covers New York, New Jersey, and New England.

A certified Holistic Management educator, she works with landowners to improve soil health and biological diversity on their farm and forest. Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mount Holyoke College and attended King’s College London. She lives in Chatham, NY in a net-zero, energy efficient home she designed herself.

In her 2020 detail as Northeast Climate Hub liaison to NRCS, Elizabeth created a video series called “Weathering the Change.” The videos explain what changes are happening in the Northeast and why. It also addresses what farmers can do to be resilient to those changes; two prime responses are to improve soil health and biological diversity. 

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Elizabeth Marks


  • Soil Health Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • 2020 NRCS Project Liaison


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service


Chatham, NY

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  • Soil Health
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry