USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Partner Type


Description and Mission

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 one-to-three 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. Helping People Help the Land.

Special emphasis and skills:

Engineering, Community Specific Research, Environmental Issues, Sustainability

Contact Information:

601 Business Loop 70 West

Suite 250
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: (573) 876-9360
Fax:(573) 876-0913


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.