117: Andrew Malucelli | USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) | Ronan, MT


So I’ve been working on getting a guest from this organization for a long time, and I think we got the perfect person from the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, Andrew Malucelli, from Ronan about 150 miles south of me, 120 miles south, 60  miles north of Missoula.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I work for the NRCS, I’m just gonna use the acronym. I’ve been with agency for about 10 years. As you mentioned I’m currently working out of Ronan which is the field office for Lake county. Most rural counties around the US have an NRCS office located there, so as your listening today can go their local office. I’m what they call a soil conversationist basically I assist farmers and ranchers in the county on conversation based improvements on the land. Our goal, our agency started back in the dust bowl and we wanted to keep the soil from blowing away.

How do we connect with you?

You can reach me through the NRCS andrew.maluchelli@USDA.gov

I’m based out of the Ronan Field office, you could surely call there, I’ve helped people basically all over Montana. I’ve visited farms all over Montana, especially with organic agriculture and with vegetable production which is sort of my speciality now!

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