The Organization is to enhance the awareness of and improve the level of education and professional development of Black employees within Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and to increase the participation of Blacks in agriculture, natural resources, and related fields. Membership in the Organization is open to all employees.
Foster a productive working relationship between employees and management to promote an effective program delivery system.
Provide a forum for employees to identify concerns and provide information and recommendations to management on programs, technical practices, and administrative policies that impact employees, potential employees, and NRCS customers.
Develop a network to assist new employees and employees who relocate with finding housing and other community services.
Enhance awareness and keep employees abreast of local, State, national, and international concerns in agriculture. Inform employees about career opportunities and avenues for advancing their careers.
Emphasize the importance of the agricultural sciences and related field to high school and college/university students. Inform individuals and groups outside of the agriculture arena of the opportunities in agricultural sciences and related fields.
Aid in the recruitment and advancement of employees in positions at all levels of NRCS.
Develop leadership and other skills by conducting training workshops and seminars to disseminate research findings. Develop a Speaker's Bureau to experts in the he field of agriculture to promote positive images of USDA employees.
Work with management to identify training needs.
Establish a formal network of NRCS employees and enable the network to dialogue with other professional minority organizations.
Serve as an adjunct to NRCS in promoting soil, water, and related resources conservation in the Black community