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State Office Contacts

Minnesota State Office

375 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101-1854
Mailing Address
375 Jackson St
STE 600
St Paul, MN 55101-1854
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Listed below are NRCS Minnesota state office and area office key contacts. For local support, please contact your county level office or district conservationist.

Welcome to NRCS in Minnesota!

Troy Daniell, State Conservationist

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Minnesota NRCS is led by State Conservationist Troy Daniell. 

Daniell began his career as a range conservationist in Louisiana in 1996. He later became a district conservationist in Oklahoma for six years followed by seven years as an assistant state conservationist in Illinois. 

Daniell has also served in the agency's national headquarters as a member of the Initiatives Team 2008-2010, State Administrative Officer for Texas in 2011, State Financial Assistance Programs Manager for Texas 2012-2016, acting Branch Deputy of the Environmental Programs Branch in 2016, and acting Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations in East Texas in 2017.  Mr. Daniell has served as the State Conservationist for Minnesota since 2018 and recently served on temporary assignment as the acting Projects Branch Chief at national headquarters in 2023. 

Mr. Daniell serves as a member of the Chiefs Advisory Committee, the National Technical Guide Committee, and as the Chair of the Soil Health Advisory Board. 

Daniell comes from a multi-generational family farm and ranch. He maintains a role in his family’s farming and ranching activities in Texas. He has a passion for ensuring support for a sustainable American agriculture system for future generations.

The State Conservationist and State Leadership Team, serves diverse agricultural needs through 84 total field offices, with 21 Customer Service Teams and 11 Tribal Liaisons. We provide voluntary, cost-effective program and technical assistance to landowners to conserve, protect and improve soil, water, air, plants, and animals. In doing so, we enable farmers and landowners to better steward and manage their property and remain economically viable.

How to find your local NRCS offices: Visit the USDA Service Center Locator.

Customer Service Teams Minnesota


State Office Contacts

State Conservationist
Name Position Phone Number Email
Troy Daniell
Minnesota State Conservationist
Kristine Kust
Executive Assistant
Management & Strategy
Name Position Phone Number Email
Rick Berscheid
Assistant State Conservationist for Management & Strategy
Public Affairs
Name Position Phone Number Email
Mel McCann
State Public Affairs Specialist
Name Position Phone Number Email
Molly Mehl
Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships
Conservation Programs
Name Position Phone Number Email
Keith Kloubec
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Ecological Sciences
Name Position Phone Number Email
Ryan Galbreath
State Resource Conservationist
Name Position Phone Number Email
Dave Jones
State Conservation Engineer
HEL and Compliance
Name Position Phone Number Email
Paige Guetter
Assistant State Conservationist for Compliance
Name Position Phone Number Email
Joseph Brennan
State Soil Scientist
Area Operations
Name Position Phone Number Email
Steven Cole
Northeast Area Assistant State Conservationist - Field Operations
Robin Stevenson
Northeast Area Administrative Coordinator
Lance Smith
Northwest Area Assistant State Conservationist - Field Operations
Patty Bell
Northwest Area Administrative Coordinator
Luther Newton
(Acting) Southeast Assistant State Conservationist - Field Operations
Penelope Peters
Southeast Area Accounting Technician
Jonathan Matz
Southwest Assistant State Conservationist - Field Operations
Marie Schuelke
Southwest Area Administrative Coordinator