Arizona NRCS CAMP
Making Arizona Agriculture Real to NRCS Employees
NRCS' Conservation Agricultural Mentoring Program Partners with Arizona Farm Bureau.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Agricultural Mentoring Program, otherwise known as CAMP, matches an experienced farmer or rancher with an NRCS field employee new to their job or new to the area. This mentoring effort allows a partnership approach between Arizona’s agricultural community and NRCS employees. CAMP’s goal seeks to “implement a statewide NRCS employees and local producers exchange of regionalized production agriculture knowledge and local natural resources.” As a result, the state-driven partnership and field-based program advance employees’ professional knowledge of Arizona’s production agriculture and natural resources in their local areas while growing relationships with producers and enhancing employees’ capacity to provide excellent customer service. The CAMP program is nationwide but what makes Arizona’s special is that NRCS reached out to Arizona Farm Bureau and asked to partner with them in connecting the farmers and ranchers with NRCS employees..
How it Works...
Once matched with a producer, the employee goes out on the land, including meeting together at events with them several times throughout the year to learn about common agricultural practices, local concerns, and how producers use conservation measures.
NRCS’s CAMP aims to help its employees …
•Advance their professional expertise related to production agriculture in their local areas along with local resource concerns.
•Deepen their awareness of the types of challenges and decisions farmers and ranchers face each day.
•Enhance their local community relationships and capacity to provide excellent customer service.
It’s People Connecting Learning, Sharing and Growing…
Camp Mentor Profiles Class 1Arizona's Conservation Agricultural Mentoring Program Profile
Mentor/Protégé CAMP Profile: Sonia Gasho and Brett Meyers
Mentor Protégé CAMP Profile, 3: Adam Hatley and Paul Catalino
Mentor Protégé CAMP Profile, 4: Sharla Mortimer and Xavier Alfaro-Lopez
Mentor Protégé CAMP Profile, 5: Hayley Andrus and Kelsy Taylor
Mentor Protégé CAMP Profile, 6: William Jeffers
Camp Mentor Profiles Class 2Mentor Protégé CAMP Class 2 Profile, 1: Alia Raderstorf and Mike Macauley
Mentor Protégé CAMP Class 2 Profile, 2: Emily Yulga and Nancy Caywood
Mentor Protégé CAMP Class 2, Profile 3: Sarah Ogilvie and Cora Thomas
Mentor Protégé CAMP Class 2, Profile 4: Hayley Andrus and James Eddy
Mentor Protégé CAMP Class 2, Profile 5: Marvin John and Gilbert Orda
Mentor Protégé CAMP Class 2, Profile 6: Clint Gladden and Qadree Willis
NRCS CAMP: Making Arizona Agriculture Real to NRCS Employees