Located in St Paul, Minn., the Natural Resources Conservation Service is an agency operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. It plans and implements projects to conserve, maintain, improve and protect natural resources. The agency also offers a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers. It provides financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land. The agency also offers wetlands reserve, emergency watershed protection and grazing lands conservation initiative programs. It provides information related to budgeting and cost accounting, as well as business planning. The agency collects, analyzes and provides natural resources-related data. It also develops and distributes a range of technological solutions related to resource assessment and conservation system installation and evaluation. The agency provides training on topics related to work force analysis and the management and planning for the conservation of natural assets.