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Outreach & Advocacy

The mission of the NRCS Outreach and Advocacy Division is to provide leadership to ensure that all programs and services are made accessible to all NRCS customers, fairly and equitably, with emphasis on reaching the underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.


406.1 Policy

A. The policy of the Natural Resources Conservation Service is that Outreach is an integral part of the overall delivery of NRCS programs and services to customers and potential beneficiaries. We will conduct our business to ensure that all programs and services are made accessible to all customers, with emphasis on the underserved.

B. To that end, NRCS will:

  1. Conduct outreach to serve a diverse clientele;
  2. Inform and educate existing and potential customers about NRCS and USDA Conservation programs and services;
  3. Provide leadership and guidance to conduct outreach activities and initiatives;
  4. Incorporate outreach tracking into the existing integrated accountability system; and
  5. Engage partners in the outreach process.

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