Victor Manuel Hernandez

My name is Victor Manuel Hernandez and I have been with the NRCS family since 2015. I currently serve as your Outreach Coordinator and Sociologist in California. I began my federal career at the age of 17 when I joined the US Marine Corps.
Subsequently I served in the capacity of Farm Loan Officer with Farm Service Agency and began my USDA career via the Student Career Experience Program.
I am a graduate and alumni of the University of La Verne with a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration –Human Resource Management and Master of Science, Leadership and Management – Organizational Development.
My experience with NOPHNRCSE so far has been an amazing journey. It is my hope to build and strengthen the comraderies among Hispanic agricultural professionals and member allies, that the NOPHNRCSE organization will continue to thrive into the future.
My goal is a stronger more united NOPHNRCSE organization. An organization that is inclusive, considerate of membership needs and intentional with career development and mentorship.
I became a lifetime member and was sworn-in as your Western Region Representative in September 2017. Since then I have taken an active role at our annual trainings. Every year I am re-invigorated to build my network, refine my leadership skills and become a stronger NOPHNRCSE supporter.
When I was a young school-aged kid, I remember my teachers telling me, you can make a difference in the world. That idea seemed so far removed from my reality, at the time. If I have learned anything, since then; it is that If you want to make a change, be the change you want to make and that if you want to have a voice, you must get involved and say something.