NRCS Soil Conservationist Mary Ellen Cannon joined the Walpole Field Office on a permanent basis in June of 2012. Mary Ellen mapped soils for NH NRCS in Coos County, on the Merrimack/Belkap survey, and in the White Mountain National Forest. She also helped map soils in Essex and Caledonia Counties in Vermont. She earned a BS in Agronomy from The Pennsylvania State University and a MS in Soils from Montana State University. Mary Ellen served as a Peace Corps volunteer working with children in Tunisia after graduate school. She believes in supporting local agriculture and soil health. She delights in buying local greens grown in seasonal high tunnels in December.