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State Technical Committee Meeting

Nina Bhattacharyya

Gainesville, Fla., April 3, 2019 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Committee meeting May 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium at 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Fla. 32608.

The meeting is open to the public and will give an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill programs and conservation easements. NRCS will solicit recommendations for establishing technical guidelines, program criteria and conservation priorities in Florida. Participants will break into workgroups to discuss forestry/wildlife, grazing, water quality and quantity, and soil health/organics.

Chaired by NRCS Florida State Conservationist Russell Morgan, the committee is composed of individuals and groups from a variety of agricultural and natural resource interests. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

Individuals who require special accommodations or materials in an alternative format or language contact Nina Bhattacharyya, 352-338-9554, by May 14.