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Mission and Vision

NRCS Mission and Vision

NRCS is helping private landowners improve the health of their operations while pNRCS Chief Matt Lohr Quoterotecting our natural resources for the future. We are working to ensure the long-term sustainability of American agriculture. 

Our mission and vision statements serve as the foundation for our work and help guide our efforts when faced with competing demands, exciting challenges, and new opportunities that stem from complex Farm Bills and fluctuating industry needs.

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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