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The Assistant State Conservationist for Programs mission in NRCS is to manage natural resource conservation programs.  These programs provide environmental, societal, financial, and technical benefits that include both on-site benefits and off-site benefits.  Program benefits include many, but are not limited to, many of the following aspects: 

  • Sustaining and improving agricultural productivity.
  • Cleaner, safer, and more dependable water supplies.
  • Reduced damages caused by floods and other natural disasters.
  • Enhanced natural resource bases that support continuing economic development, recreation, and other purposes.

Send comments and questions to Jeff VanderWilt, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs.