Local NRCS Information
Kelsey Kircher is the new Administrative Assistant contracted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Todd County. She grew up in Browerville with her parents Jody and Nancy Kircher and with one younger sister, Quinn, who is an 8th grader at Browerville Public Schools. Kelsey is currently a senior at the College of Saint Benedict and is all set to graduate in May 2013. Her interest in the natural world has led her to pursue a degree in environmental studies, taking classes involving agriculture, geology, biology, ecology, and social science. While at St. Ben’s, Kelsey worked as a Student Naturalist for the Saint John’s Arboretum where she conducted educational and social programs to promote the development of environmental appreciation on campus, within the community, and to various high, middle, and elementary schools around the area. Last May she returned from a semester abroad in India. There she lived with a family in Kolkata for 5 months, taking classes at St. Xavier’s College and interning for a nongovernmental organization called Association for Social and Environmental Development (ASED). At ASED she worked on two projects, one is called the Green Rhinos Program and is dedicated to promoting environmental education for middle school aged students across India. The second project is one that raises funds to provide children living in the Sundarbans with solar lamps. The Sundarbans is a region of India that faces extreme poverty and lacks basic amenities such as electricity, so when the sun goes down at around 7:00 each day it leaves the community in complete darkness, not allowing the children to complete their studies. Working with an organization that is trying to provide sustainable development to poverty stricken areas was one of Kelsey’s favorite experiences during her stay in India.
Kelsey is very excited to be back in Todd County and to be working with a team dedicated to the conservation of the land she grew up on. She is eager to gain experience working in a USDA office, be a positive member of the community, and continue learning about the environment of this area.
If you are planning to install new drainage or tile, stop in at the NRCS office well in advance. These requests may take up to 3 months or longer to respond to.
Local NRCS Staff
Justin Lindner, Soil Conservationist
Grant Pearson, Nutrient Management Specialist
Kelsey Kircher, Administrative Assistant
Address: 607 9th ST NE, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: 320-732-6618 or 320-732-2900
Left to Right: Justin, Grant, Darlene & Russell
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