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Soil Health Contacts

National Soil Health and Sustainability Team

The National Soil Health and Sustainability Team located at NRCS' 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" for NRCS employees as offered by the National Employee Development Center (NRCS-NEDC-000050).

Name, Title Office Phone Cell Phone
David Lamm, Team Leader 336-370-3339 336-339-6246
Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist 336-370-3360 336-404-7443
Tracy Briscoe, Administrative Assistant 336-370-3332  
     
National Soil Health and Sustainability Team
East National Technology Support Center
2901 East Lee Street, Suite 2100
Greensboro, NC 27401-4901
336-370-3331
   

National Soil Quality and Ecosystems Branch

The National Soil Quality and Ecosystems Branch located at NRCS' 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.

Name, Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Susan Andrews, Ph.D., National Leader 402-437-5687 402-617-9774
Craig Busskohl, Forester 402-437-5316 402-318-1152
Faustin Iyamuremye, Ph.D., Soil Scientist 402-437-5423  
Mike Kucera, Agronomist 402-437-4133 402-318-1145
Curtis Talbot, Range Management Specialist 402-437-4176 402-802-0441
Skye Wills, Ph.D., Soil Scientist 402-437-5310 402-314-5659
     
National Soil Quality and Ecosystems Branch
National Soil Survey Center
100 Centennial Mall North, Mail Stop 35
Lincoln, NE 68508-3866
402-437-5499
   

 

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