Randy White has been involved with natural resource management activities in Jackson County for 25 years, working previously as a Jackson County Extension Agent. He brought his years of expertise in natural resources, programs management, and respect for the local community to JSWCD in 2004.
Randy has a BS in Animal Science from California State University Fresno and a MS in Rangeland Ecology from Oregon State University. He later began working with Oregon State University Extension as the Forage and Livestock Agent for Jackson County Extension. Ten years ago he began working as the Natural Resource Specialist and District Manager for JSWCD and is currently the District Manager, overseeing our staff of six employees.
He served on Jackson County’s Natural Resource Advisory Board from 1997 to 2012 and has served both as the Secretary and President of the Jackson County Stockmen’s Association. In 2006 he assisted the board and district in passing a local tax rate levy, providing funding that has allowed us to increase staff and the services being offered to the citizens of Jackson County. He also assisted in the production of the first landowner handbook (Jackson County Rural Living Handbook); a valuable educational resource that has been replicated across Oregon, as well as in 20 other states.
Randy and his wife, Kathy and their four children run a small herd of registered Angus cows. He strongly believes that by enhancing and improving watershed function to capture, store and beneficially utilize water, improve water quality, and decrease soil erosion we can support economic viability for the future of Jackson County.