Macoupin County, IL USDA Soil & Water

Macoupin County Agriculture

Carlinville Field Office
300 Carlinville Plaza
854-2628

Houses two United States Department of Agriculture Agencies along with the Macoupin County Soil & Water Conservation District:

The Farm Service Agency
County Executive Director – John Nolan
Farm Loan Manager – Dennis Bland
Program Technician – Vicki Donaldson
Program Technician – Deb Kirkland
Program Technician – Sara Klaus
Program Technician – Jane Shanner
Program Technician – Elissa Graham
Program Technician – Joan Hamman
Program Technician – Angie Greenwalt

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/il/

The Natural Resources Conservation Service
District Conservationist – Jeremy Jackman
Soil Conservationist – Albert Dowland
Soil Conservationist – Jeremiah “Gabe” Gibson
Soil Technician – Brad Burnet

http://www.il.nrcs.usda.gov/

The Macoupin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Resource Conservationist – Dan McCandless
Executive Director – Rhonda Koehne

e-mail for the office: dan.mccandless@il.nacdnet.net

The Macoupin County Soil & Water Conservation District shares an office with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The NRCS is the federal technical agency for getting a variety of conservation practices on the land. The District is headed by a board of five local farmers who establish priorities for addressing the conservation needs of Macoupin County (via Joshua Higgins). The District has a variety of education programs and is quite adept at gathering information to answer a number of landowner concerns. In the Spring it holds a tree sale and a month later holds a fish sale. The District office has been a popular sport for prospective landowners to gather information on ground that they are selling, renting or considering to purchase. The digital soil survey is available at the office free of charge..