NRCS Overview

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) draws on a long history of helping people help the land.  For more than 75 years, NRCS and its predecessor agencies have worked in close partnerships with farmers and ranchers, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.  NRCS assists owners of Ohio’s private land with conserving their soil, water, and other natural resources.  We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer’s specific needs.  Cost share and financial incentives are available in some cases.  Most work is done with local partners.  Our partnership with local soil and water conservation districts serves almost every county in Ohio.

For more information on the NRCS 5 Steps Assistance program, download the Factsheet.

Did you know?

Seventy percent of the land in the United States is privately owned, making stewardship by private landowners absolutely critical to the health of our nation’s environment.

NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.

Science and technology are critical to good conservation. NRCS experts from many disciplines come together to help landowners conserve natural resources in efficient, smart and sustainable ways. Whether developed in a laboratory or on the land, NRCS science and technology helps landowners make the right decisions for every natural resource. NRCS succeeds through partnerships, working closely with individual farmers and ranchers, landowners, local conservation districts, government agencies, Tribes, Earth Team volunteers and many other people and groups that care about the quality of America’s natural resources.

We work at the local level—in field offices at USDA Service Centers in nearly every county in the nation. NRCS employees’ understanding of local resource concerns and challenges result in conservation solutions that last.

Contact NRCS

Local Franklin County NRCS Office:
1550 Old Henderson Rd, Suite 164N,
Columbus OH 43220

Phone: 614-674-6760 or 614-674-6759

Fax: 1-855-842-8012

 

District Conservationist:

Justin Armintrout Justin.Armintrout@oh.usda.gov

 

Resource Conservationist:

Eliezer “Eli” Ortiz-Barbosa Eliezer.Ortiz@oh.usda.gov

 

 

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