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NRCS Conservation Program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture provides technical assistance to the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) in order to help the District implement its conservation program.

The NRCS was formed as the Soil Erosion Service in the early 1930s after the "dustbowl" era in which millions of tons of topsoil was blown or eroded away in the Midwest and Southwest portions of the country.

The Soil Erosion Service soon became the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), but its charge was the same - to save invaluable topsoil in order for agricultural land to remain as productive as possible and to provide technical assistance to farmers to solve soil erosion problems.

Now, since becoming the NRCS in 1983, the agency has expanded its focus on natural resource problems to include not only soil erosion but also water quality, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and forestry - all while maintaining the personal technical assistance to producers that helped found the agency.

USDA NRCS home page

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USDA-NRCS Conservation Programs

For information on Conservation Programs, go to www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/

Call our office for more information.

 

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-484-8479 ext. 3
    Address:

    Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 East Mountain Drive, Suite 229
    Fayetteville, NC 28306-3422

    Email:
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    Program Officer: Donna Foster

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-484-8479 ext. 3
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Program Officer: Donna Foster
    Address:

    Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 East Mountain Drive, Suite 229
    Fayetteville, NC 28306-3422