The East National Technology Support Center (ENTSC) for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is located in Greensboro, NC. In addition to the Director's Office, staff members comprise a Technology Transfer and Assistance Team of technical discipline specialists and three national technology teams responsible for acquiring and/or developing science-based technology for manure management, plants, and soil health and sustainability.
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East National Technology Support Center Webinars
The USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center presents multidisciplinary webinar training the last Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern. We also feature webinars on special topics and initiatives, such as healthy soils, energy, and organic and sustainable agriculture.
The multidisciplinary Technology Transfer and Assistance Team provides direct technical assistance and technology transfer to the East service area states and Caribbean area. The team acquires and develops new technology, develops and maintains national technical standards and references, and builds collaboration and partnerships that lead to cutting-edge technology support and training.
National Manure Management Team
The National Manure Management Team provides manure management research findings, project updates, and information to staff and partners and evaluates new technology for manure handling, nutrient management, land application, and alternative manure use. The Team integrates current research and development into tools and practices for delivering assistance to livestock producers.
National Plant Data Team
The National Plant Data Team provides national and international leadership on plant information for the United States and its territories. The Team acquires, develops, and disseminates plant information to support NRCS and other efforts to improve the ecological health of the land. The Team maintains the PLANTS Database to support a variety of conservation activities.