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About the Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS puts over 80 years of experience to work in assisting owners of America's private land with conserving their soil, water, and other natural resources. Local,state and federal agencies and policymakers also rely on our expertise. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs. Cost shares and financial incentives are available in some cases. Most work is done with local partners. Our partnership with local conservation districts serves almost every county in the nation, and the Caribbean and Pacific Basin. Participation in our programs is voluntary.

Our Mission

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.

Our Vision

Harmony between people and the land

NRCS History

Mississippi Leadership

NRCS Mississippi Employee Directory


Past Mississippi State Conservationist

  • Homer L. Wilkes, Ph.D., 1994 -2013
  • L. Pete Heard 1986 – 1994
  • A. E. Gene Sullivan 1983-1986
  • Billy Griffin. Sr. 1981 -1983
  • Chester F.Bellard 1977 – 1980
  • W. L. Heard 1961 – 1976
  • Charles B. Anders 1950 -1960