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USDA Conservation Programs

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The NRCS office implements the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill offers America's farmers more programs to help conserve natural resources on privately owned farmland.

There are a wide array of best management practices and federal cost share programs available to assist local farmers and landowners. These programs can help reduce erosion, preserve farmland, protect water quality and wetlands, and enhance wildlife habitat. Emergency programs are also available to help mitigate damages from draught and other natural disasters.

Contact the USDA NRCS office for more updated program details.

Lori Lenhart, 937-378-4424 ext. 103
Tara Fisher, 937-378-4424 ext. 120
Larry Whitaker, 937-378-4424 ext. 119


Please visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service homepage for detailed information about conservation programs to help reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters.