Osage County Soil and Water Conservation District


Congratulations, Russ!!

Russ TitusOn December 30th, Russ Titus turned off his computer for the last time and ended his career with NRCS. For the past eight years, Russ has helped landowners on Osage, Maries and Gasconade County address their conservation needs through the many federal and state cost share programs.

He was always willing to share his knowledge and on-the-farm experiences, some successful and some not so successful, to help producers improve their operations. In the office, we knew we could count on Russ to help wherever needed--whether hosting a tour at his farm of helping write a grant.

Russ plans to spend more time with his family, especially with his little grandaughter Hailey. He'll also have more time to duck hunt, fish and fine tune his grazing system. A big Thank You to Russ!!

NRCS Welcomes Megan Ordway

Megan Ordway has joined the NRCS and will be assisting landowners in Osage, Maries and Gasconade Counties.

Megan Ordway, Soil Conservation - NRCSMegan is Cole County native and a recent graduate of Lincoln University. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Agriculture, with an emphasis in Natural Resource Mangement. During the past two summers, Megan completed insternships with the Missouri Deparment of Conservation, where she worked with invasive species eradication and prairie research. She also worked with the Cole County NRCS field office for a semester.

Help us welcome Megan as she begins her career with NRCS.