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Alamogordo Service Center - Who we are and what we do.

USDA Service Centers are designed to be an individual location where customers can access the services provided by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Rural Development agencies. In addition to these agencies, many include the local Soil and Water Conservation District. Alamogordo has FSA, NRCS and the Otero SWCD.

When a customer enters our office, they are greeted by Vicky Milne (SWCD) and she gets basic information to assist them. Their next stop is usually Katie Pritchett (Lead Planner/Soil Conservationist). Katie learns about their resource concerns and basic agricultural operation structure. All new customers are then given to Amanda Wylie-Largeteau (Program Technician). The FSA processes all the eligibility information for USDA programs. Once the background information is compiled it is time to start planning.

Out in the field-NRCS staff survey the land and collect the data necessary to create a conservation plan for improvements. Katie leads the team with Erika McLaughlin (Rangeland Management Specialist) and Jennifer Howard (Soil Conservation Technician) assisting. Morgan Smith (Area Civil Engineering Technician) provides engineering assistance. Amalia Montoya (Area Rangeland Management Specialist) provides assistance with ranching operations. All of this is available free of charge.

USDA also offers a variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities, and businesses that have been hard hit by natural disaster events. FSA administers numerous programs that can help agricultural producers recover. Amanda handles these programs from sign-up to payments. NRCS natural resource conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife
habitat, and reduce damage caused by floods and other natural disasters. Katie can help you through the process from application to contracting. Otero SWCD has assistance available for small conservation projects. Vicky is in charge of this program with assistance from NRCS.

Meet the Team

Group of seven people in matching burgundy tops smiling outdoors.
Left to right-Amanda Wylie-Largeteau, Amalia Montoya, Morgan Smith, Vicky Milne, Erika McLaughlin, Katie Pritchett and Jennifer Howard.