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Volunteer digs into Conservation

Vicky and Jake in the fieldVicki Shepherd, of Brandon, Vermont, needed a "hands-on" internship for her degree and Vermont's NRCS was eager to help her as she helped them.  Learn More






Former Earth Team Student Volunteer writes Thank You

Rich Casale and Shannon Parsons27 years ago, a Earth Team Volunteer interned in California; today she writes a heart felt thank you.  Learn More





Short Term Volunteer makes a Big Impact

Earth Team Volunteer Sarah MageeJames Madison University biology student, Sarah Magee began working with NRCS and the Shenandoah Valley SWCD in her last semester of college. Learn More






Volunteer takes the time to Help

Earth Team Volunteer Zoe MaxfieldZoe Maxfield began volunteering in the Lebanon Service Center at a critical time when workload far exceeded the capabilities of the existing staff. Learn More





Engineering Intern stays on to Volunteer

NHQ-Justin Habit“I was grateful for the opportunity to learn and further the mission of NRCS,” Justin said. “I would definitely recommend the Earth Team to others.” Learn More






Earth Team Volunteer Soil Judges going to Nationals

Soil Judging Earth Team VolunteersThe National Soil Survey Center’s Earth Team Volunteer Program did itself proud claiming six of the 17 members of the Soil Judging Team that swept Regional competition. Learn More





Student Earth Team Volunteer shares thoughts on her experience

Earth Team volunteer Hanna Birkvold sharing carrots with a cow.Hanna Birkvold, California Earth Team volunteer, talks about her experience as a student volunteer. Learn More




Earth Team Volunteers Awarded Scholarships by SWCD

Six students from the Laredo area received scholarships from the Webb SWCD.Five student Earth Team volunteers from the Laredo, Texas NRCS office received SWCD scholarships to help them continue their agricultural education. Learn More




Volunteer and Penobscot tribal intern hones conservation skills with NRCS-Maine

Maine Earth Team volunteer Selena Neptune-BearA volunteer and student intern from a Maine Native American tribe is getting an up-close look at conservation efforts in northern New England this summer, as she works side-by-side with specialists from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Learn More





University of Puerto Rico Student Serves as Earth Team Volunteer

Earth Team volunteer Tua AyalaGenesis Z. Tua Ayala, a student at the University of Puerto Rico, details her experience as an Earth Team Volunteer. Learn More(1.53 MB)



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