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Outreach & Advocacy

Maryland NRCS Outreach

NRCS Maryland strives to provide fair and equitable access to and delivery of our programs and services. Outreach is our way of conducting business to ensure that all of our potential customers are made aware of, understand and have knowledge of our programs and services. Outreach involves making special efforts to reach out to individuals and groups of people who have been historically underserved. Our non-traditional customers are culturally diverse residents of both urban and rural settings who have not participated in or have received limited benefits from NRCS programs (i.e., Limited Resource Producers, Small Farmers/Ranchers, Minority Groups, and Women). Our success with outreach is measured by the lasting relationships and partnerships we develop with our underserved clientele.

Outreach Assistance for Soil Conservation Districts

Outreach Plan Template (DOC; 16 KB)
Guide for Outreach Plan Template (PDF; 205 KB)

Outreach Reports

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.


FY2009 Summary Report (PDF; 49 KB)


FY2008 Summary Report (PDF; 71 KB)


Gilbert 'Buddy' Bowling
State Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 443.482.2903