NRCS' conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. NRCS provides funding opportunities for agricultural producers and other landowners through these programs. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.
John Wilson, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs 200 N. High St., Room 522, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 255-2480
Barbara Baker, Assistant State Conservationistfor Natural Resources (Easements) 200 N. High St., Room 522, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 255-2502
Historically Underserved Clients: Agricultural producers (individuals, joint operations or entities) who qualify as a Beginning Farmer, a Socially Disadvantaged Farmer, or Limited Resource Farmer, will be eligible to receive a higher financial assistance payment for contracted practices, if selected for a contract. Individuals, Joint Operations or entities must self-certify they meet the criteria for any of the above designations (Click here for more information on Historically Underserved Clients - http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/people/outreach/slbfr)