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State Technical Committee meeting notice 12-07-2011


State Technical Committee meeting notice

The Massachusetts NRCS State Technical Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, at the Doyle Center, 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster, MA. This committee serves in an advisory capacity on technical matters related to NRCS programs. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda and minutes of the last meeting are below. Please contact Barbara Miller with other agenda items at 413-253-4380 or Barbara.miller@ma.usda.gov. Directions to the Doyle Center are available at http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/central-ma/doyle-reservation.html#t3.

DRAFT AGENDA ITEMS

  • State Conservationist’s comments on budget and outlook
  • Review of minutes from the May 2011 meeting (attached)
  • Farm Bill Program 2012
    • Funding
    • Initiatives
    • Regional Equity
  • Reports from Local Working Groups
  • Easement Programs – WRP/FRPP/GRP
  • Statewide Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – discussion

Attachments

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Meeting announcement
Establishing WRP Ranking Criteria
Proposed WRP Ranking Worksheet
May 25, 2011 meeting minutes