Monday, February 29, 2016

Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations


Gainesville, FL., Feb. 25, 2016 – In an effort to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources,  the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Advisory Committee meeting March 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium.  Located at 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Fla. 32608, the Doyle Conner Building is approximately two blocks north of Archer Road.


The meeting is open to the public and will give an overview of the 2014 Farm Bill programs and discuss the USDA selection of Florida as a Strikeforce state. NRCS will solicit recommendations for establishing technical guidelines, program criteria and priorities for conservation practices in Florida.


Chaired by NRCS Florida State Conservationist Russell Morgan, the committee is composed of individuals and groups who represent a diverse group with interests in a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations. Although the State Technical Advisory Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.


Individuals requiring special accommodations or materials in an alternative format or language or wanting to present information at the meeting should contact Jeffrey Woods, 352-338-9515. 


Additional information on NRCS and programs is available on our website at or at your local USDA NRCS office.


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