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Technical Service Providers

Web image: Photo of two people shaking hands. Text: Technical Service ProvidersParticipants of NRCS conservation programs may obtain technical assistance to implement conservation practices from a certified Technical Service Provider.

Our Technical Service Providers web page provides information and links to:

  • assist landusers with the location and selection of a Technical Service Provider
  • provide Technical Service Providers the means to register and obtain certification for selected conservation practices

Certified Crop Advisor training conducted by NRCS on November 30 - December 2, 2010, included an update to TSP requirements for the development of Conservation Activity Plans (CAP). The contents pertaining to TSPs, from a slide presentation being shown at the training by Dale Gates, TSP Coordinator, is available here for your review.

Conservation Groups, Organizations, Societies

Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF)
The mission of the Agronomic Science Foundation is to provide leadership and financial resources to further the role of the agronomic, crop, and soil sciences in global crop production, and to promote human welfare within a sustainable environment.

American Farmland Trust (AFT)
American Farmland Trust is committed to protecting the nation's best farm and ranch land and improving the economic viability of agriculture. AFT works with federal, state and local leaders and communities to develop legislation, implement policies and execute programs that keep farmers on their land and protect our environment.

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Members of the American Society of Agronomy are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, and fiber crops while maintaining and improving the environment.

Audubon New York
Audubon New York is dedicated to the protection of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through advocacy and education, serving as the state program of the National Audubon Society.

Chesapeake Bay Program - A Watershed Partnership
The Bay Program is a partnership of people and organizations, ranging from federal and state agencies to local governments to non-profits and academic institutions.

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.

The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI)
The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative was founded to provide high quality technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands on a voluntary basis and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources.

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
This mission of the NACD is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.

National Wild Turkey Federation
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), a national nonprofit organization, is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America with local chapters in every state and Canada.

New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI)
The mission of the New England Small Farm Institute is to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers.

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project (Cornell University)
The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project is colorful new Web site with a wealth of resources. The site extends high quality support to aspiring, new and diversifying farmers across the entire Northeast. The site features how-to videos for new farmers on production-oriented topics. The online hub analyzes the hurdles that challenge new farmers when trying to grow their operations. The site also has a “Guide to Farming” and you can check out the latest beginning farmer online courses which can help you turn your dreams into action right from your home computer.

Restore America's Estuaries
The mission of Restore America's Estuaries is to preserve the nation's network of estuaries by protecting and restoring the lands and waters essential to the richness and diversity of coastal life.

Soil Science Society of America

The Nature Conservancy - The Nature Conservancy in New York
The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Federal Government Agencies

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts.

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
The Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops.

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
The Agricultural Research Service vision is to lead America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health.

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS conducts a research program to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
The Farm Service Agency administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state and county offices.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
The Food and Nutrition Service administers the nutrition assistance programs of the USDA. The mission of FNS is to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
The Foreign Agricultural Service works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) - New York Office of USDA's NASS
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA)
The Risk Management Agency promotes, supports and regulates sound risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America's agricultural producers.

USDA Rural Development (RD)
The Rural Development mission is to help rural Americans to improve the quality of their lives.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers serves the Armed Forces and the Nation by providing vital engineering services and capabilities, as a public service, across the full spectrum of operations - from peace to war - in support of national interests.

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Northeast Region Web site
As an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the service conserves, protects, and enhances fish and wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations.

U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands.

U.S. Geological Society (USGS)
The U.S. Geological Society serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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New York State Government and Non-Governmental Agencies

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The mission of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is to foster a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits producers and consumers alike.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Conserving, improving, and protecting New York's natural resources and environment.

New York Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, volunteer organization financed and controlled by families for the purpose of solving economic and public policy issues challenging the agriculture industry.

New York State Grange
The New York State Grange provides opportunities for individuals and families to develop to their highest potential in order to build stronger communities and states, as well as a stronger nation.

Universities, Researchers, and Information for Students

Cornell University Cooperative Extension

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)

Student Conservation Association (SCA)
The mission of the Student Conservation Association is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.