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NOTICE: State Technical Committee meeting - October 2, 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, MA on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  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.

If you need special accommodations, please notify Barbara Miller by Friday, September 27, 2013.

DRAFT AGENDA:

  • State Conservationist’s comments – Christine Clarke
    • NRCS budget and outlook
    • Legislative update (Farm Bill)
  • Review of minutes from the December 2012 meeting
  • 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