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Highlights of NRCS International Programs

NRCS International Activities Summary

  • Norm Widman, National Agronomist, Ecological Sciences Division, Washington, D.C., will meet with a group from Indonesia on February 9.  The delegation is interested in the agency’s conservation programs.
  • Vicky Drew, State Conservationist, Colchester, Vermont, will attend the Lake Champlain Basin Program Steering Committee Meeting.  Expected outcomes include development of a final plan of work and budget for the program.  Vicky will travel to West Brome, Quebec, Canada, February 17 – 18.
  • Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist, Bismarck, North Dakota, has been invited to speak at the Manitoba Organic Conference.  The conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 18 – 19.
  • Thomas Reinsch, National Leader, World Soil Resources, Soil Science Division, Beltsville, Maryland, and Michael Kucera, Agronomist, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, will provide technical assistance for activities under USDA’s Pakistan “Improving Soil Fertility-Health through Extension” project.  Dates of travel for Michael are February 28 – March 13 and March 17 – 25 for Thomas.