NRCS in Missouri is designed for customer service and field office support. We have 100 field offices serving 114 counties employing nearly 400 people. In addition to field offices, NRCS also has technical offices. These offices support soil survey, watershed projects, water quality, outreach, resource conservation and development and plant materials.
Our field offices are co-located with the USDA Farm Service Agency, Rural Development and local soil and water conservation district staffs. The state is divided into four areas led by area conservationists. Those four areas are further divided into four-to-five county field office service areas (FOSAs), led by district conservationists.
The State Office, located in Columbia, provides technical and administrative support for all other offices and is made up of nine separate teams. They are Administration and Finance, Engineering, Field Technical Services, Human Resources, Public Affairs, Resource Inventory and Assessment, State Conservationist's staff and Water Resources.