About the NRCS in Lorain County
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The primary purpose of the NRCS is to assist the Lorain Soil and Water Conservation District in applying a program of natural resources management in Lorain County, Ohio.
The NRCS works with conservation districts nationwide and provides technical assistance to landowners applying conservation practices as spelled out in the Field Office Technical Guide
Wildflower meadow –
enrolled in 10-year CRP
( Brownhelm Twp.)]
NRCS is technically responsible for the installing of conservation practices and manages a number of USDA programs that bring technical and financial assistance to private landowners within the county. Three fundamental principles guide how NRCS conducts business:
- Service — Giving customers the best products and service NRCS employees can provide. Customer needs are as important to conservation as our understanding of natural resources.
- Partnerships — Building effective relationships with other agencies and organizations that share NRCS objectives
- Technical Excellence — delivering up-to-date- and easily accessible science-based information and technology
NRCS Statement of Vision: “Productive Lands – Healthy Environment”
NRCS Statement of Mission: “Helping People Help the Land”
NRCS is housed within the same office space as the Lorain SWCD. Contact information is listed above.
NRCS employees in Lorain County:
Farmers and landowners can apply for financial assistance through a number of USDA conservation programs.
Warm season prairie grasses –
est. in 10-year general CRP –
These programs are generally developed to benefit rural and agricultural lands and are authorized through the Farm Bill. They all have different purposes, qualifications, applications processes and varying levels of funding. The programs generally will benefit natural resources management with specific goals of improving and protecting agricultural land, pasture, woodland and wildlife lands and for improving water quality.
The following programs are administered by NRCS:
The Following Programs are administered by the Farm Services Agency: