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About National Employee Development Center

National Employee Development Center


The National Employee Development Center (NEDC) is the focal point for training for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Center maintains a staff of instructional systems specialists, an audio-visual specialist, a public affairs specialist, and training technicians.

In addition to the NEDC staff, there are a number of NRCS employees from all disciplines who serve as members of the NRCS Instructor Cadre. This auxiliary cadre of instructors is vital to the success of training in NRCS.

Our Vision:

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A highly skilled NRCS workforce providing our customers across the nation with quality service.

Our Mission:  

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To provide timely, sequential, competency-based training that is fundamental to our business of resource conservation.

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