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NOTICE: State Technical Committee Meeting - Dec. 12, 2013

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a State Technical Committee meeting at the Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road in North Grafton, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 12, 2013.  The meeting will start at 9:00 AM and end at noon.  Directions link to Brigham Hill Community Farm.   Please review the draft agenda items below.   If you wish to include additional items contact Barbara Miller at (413) 253-4380, or email: Barbara.miller@ma.usda.gov.

DRAFT AGENDA ITEMS:

  • State Conservationist’s comments - Christine Clarke
  • NRCS budget and outlook
  • Legislative update (Farm Bill)
  • Review of minutes from the December 2012 meeting (attached)
  • 2013 Farm Bill Program Summary - Barbara Miller
  • Financial Assistance Programs
  • Easement Programs
  • Natural Resource Concerns - Christine Clarke
  • Local Work Group Efforts/Results
  • Forestry Subcommittee
  • Certainty
  • Technical Matters - Barbara Miller
  • Conservation Planning, Practices & Implementation
  • Planning Criteria and CPPE
  • Program Development - Barbara Miller
  • Payment Schedules
  • Program Delivery & Balance
  • State Technical Committee – member updates  - All
  • Discussion - All

If you need any special accommodations, please notify Barbara Miller.

Click here to download this notice and agenda in PDF format.