The NRCS is committed to acquiring, developing and transferring soil quality information and technology. Soil quality / soil health conservation planning, technical assistance, and technology development contacts are listed below. Contact the webmaster for assistance with content available at this site.
The National Soil Health and Sustainability Team located at the East National Technology Support Center in Greensboro, NC, specializes in technology transfer and training to improve soil health, productivity, and air and water quality. The interdisciplinary staff conducts soil health training for NRCS employees, conservation partners, farm groups, and producers; develops educational materials and demonstrations to highlight conservation practices that improve soil health; and works with state soil quality/soil health specialists to incorporate soil health concepts into conservation planning and programs. This staff coordinates and instructs "Soil Health and Sustainability for Field Staff" training offered by the NRCS National Employee Development Center (NRCS-NEDC-000050).
The National Soil Quality and Ecosystems Branch located at the National Soil Survey Center in Lincoln, NE, specializes in technology development and technical assistance for soil quality assessment and inventory. The interdisciplinary staff develops new tools and decision support aids for assessment; interpretations of dynamic soil properties; standards for inventory; new methods for field recording; as well as innovative data storage and retrieval systems. This staff offers training and assistance for in-field soil quality assessment, dynamic soil properties inventory, ecological site description (ESD) development and related topics upon request.
team leadership, sustainable soil management for organic and specialty farms, integration of soil quality resource concerns with conservation practice standards, conservation programs, and payment schedules