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.
From timeless principles of soil conservation promoted by Hugh Hammond Bennett, such as cover crops and maintaining soil cover, to emerging natural resource issues, such as drought mitigation, climate change, and biosecurity, we provide training and technical assistance for conservation planning and resource assessment to states, partners, and the public.
Fun Fact: The birthplace of Hugh Hammond Bennett, father of soil conservation and first chief of our Agency, is located just a few miles from the East National Technology Support Center.
Technology Transfer and Assistance Team
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 Animal Manure and Nutrient Management 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 USDA, 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.
National Soil Health and Sustainability Team
The National Soil Health and Sustainability Team specializes in soil health training for NRCS employees, conservation partners, farm groups, and farmers; developing educational materials and field demonstrations highlighting conservation practices that improve soil health; and working with state soil health specialists to incorporate soil health concepts into conservation programs.
East National Technology Support Center Webinars
The 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 throughout the year. More information...