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NOTICE: State Technical Committee Meeting - May 28, 2014

A State Technical Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505.This committee serves in an advisory capacity on technical matters related to NRCS programs. The meeting is open to the public. If you need special accommodations, contact Barbara Miller at 413-253-4380 or Barbara.miller@ma.usda.gov by Friday, May 23, 2014.

DRAFT AGENDA ITEMS:

  • State Conservationist’s comments - Christine Clarke
    • NRCS budget and outlook
  • Review of December 2013 meeting minutes
  • 2014 Farm Bill Program Summary - Barbara Miller
    • Financial Assistance Programs
    • Easement Programs
  • Natural Resource Concerns - Christine Clarke
    • Local Work Group Efforts/Results
    • Certainty
  • Technical Matters -  Barbara Miller
    • Forestry Subcommittee
    • State Resource Assessment
  • Program Development - Barbara Miller
    • Payment Schedules
    • Program Delivery 2014
  • State Technical Committee – member updates - All
  • Discussion  - All