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Genevieve Backus

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NRCS Announces State Technical Committee Meeting Schedule for 2013

Annapolis, Md., December 26, 2012 --- Tom Morgart, Acting Maryland State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), today announced that NRCS will hold a meeting of the Maryland State Technical Committee on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, from 9:00 am - Noon.  The meeting will be held at the Maryland NRCS State Office, 339 Busch’s Frontage Rd, Suite 205 inAnnapolis.

The State Technical Committee is meeting to discuss fiscal year 2013 conservation programs and budget allocations for NRCS Maryland and the contributions of Sub-Committees to the State Technical Committee. 

The Maryland State Technical Committee, an advisory group, provides recommendations for establishing technical guidelines and program criteria and priorities necessary to carry out conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.The committee includes members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests. Chaired by the Maryland NRCS State Conservationist, the Committee is composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers.

The Committee meets regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to NRCS management staff. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

The State Technical Committee will also meet April 17, July 10, and October 16, 2013.  All meetings begin at 9:00 am and will be held at the Maryland State Office.

If you require special assistance in order to participate in any of these meetings, please contact Genevieve Backus Lister at 443-482-2911 or genevieve.backus@md.usda.gov. For more information about NRCS online, visit: http://www.md.nrcs.usda.gov  or visit your local USDA Service Center.