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Local Working Groups

Fatima Rojas Garcia, left, and Ana Barbara Panzo Garcia, right, harvest vegetables at Frog Song Organics Farm.



Local working groups are subcommittees of the State Technical Committee and provide recommendations to USDA on local and state natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs. The Local Working Group policy defines the purpose, responsibilities, membership, and standard operating procedures of the groups.

Local Working Group Recommendations and Agency Responses by Fiscal Year (FY)
 

Fiscal Year 2020 Updated 2.22.2021(Recommendations were considered for FY2021 program and natural resource priorities)

Fiscal Year 2021 (Recommendations were considered for FY2022 program and natural resource priorities)


FY 2022 Local Working Group Meetings Schedule

Point of Contact:

Kaylee Pate
Association of Florida Conservation Districts
Kaylee.pate@afcdfl.com
352-507-7065 | Office
352-221-8531 | Cell

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AREA 1 Meetings:
 
Holmes Creek SWCD
Bonifay USDA Service Center
October 19, 8:00 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 928 8996 2883
Passcode: 017312
 
Orange Hill SWCD
Bonifay USDA Service Center
October 12, 8 a.m.
Meeting Location: 1424 W Jackson Ave #A, Chipley, FL 32428
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Meeting ID: 963 7010 4758
Passcode: 994194
 
 
Gadsden SWCD
Quincy USDA Service Center
October 18, 6 p.m.
Meeting Location: State Livestock Pavilion, 2148 W. Jefferson Street, ​Quincy, FL  32351
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Meeting ID: 965 1983 5222
Passcode: 270831
 
 
Choctawhatchee River SWCD
DeFuniak Springs USDA Service Center
November 8, 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: 239 John Baldwin Road, Suite B, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
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Meeting ID: 995 0176 6884
Passcode: 533157
 
 
Blackwater SWCD
Jay USDA Service Center
November 4, 7:30 a.m. CST
Meeting Location: 3927 Highway 4, Jay, FL 32565
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Meeting ID: 953 9958 4247
Passcode: 246597
 
 
Jackson SWCD
Marianna USDA Service Center
October 15, 9 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 954 0192 2509
Passcode: 967375
 
 
Yellow River SWCD
Crestview USDA Service Center
October 26, 8:30 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 927 8891 9654
Passcode: 792794
 
 
Jefferson SWCD
Monticello USDA Service Center
October 28, 12:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: 1250 N Jefferson Highway 19 N, Monticello, FL 32344
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Meeting ID: 914 5784 2021
Passcode: 728359
 
 
Wakulla, Leon SWCD
Monticello USDA Service Center
October 13, 5:30 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 939 9760 2771
Passcode: 038233
 
 
Escambia SWCD
Molino USDA Service Center
October 21, 10 a.m.
Meeting Location: 151 Highway 97, Molino, FL  32577-5553
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Meeting ID: 912 6568 1808
Passcode: 085830
 
 
Tupelo, Franklin, Chipola River SWCD
Blountstown USDA Service Center
TBD

 


AREA 2 Meetings:

 

Marion SWCD and Citrus SWCD
Ocala USDA Service Center
November 19, 3 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 977 7460 6440
Passcode: 508467
 
 
Gilchrist SWCD
Trenton USDA Service Center
November 16, 6 p.m.
Meeting Location: 729 E Wade St, Trenton, FL 32693
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Meeting ID: 953 7395 4731
Passcode: 541760
 
 
Madison, Taylor SWCD
Madison USDA Service Center
November 17, 11 a.m.
Meeting Location: 182 College Loop Unit B, Madison, FL 32340
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Meeting ID: 989 4075 4855
Passcode: 759173
 
 
Alachua SWCD
Gainesville USDA Service Center
October 25, 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Alachua Woman’s Club, 14565 Main St, Alachua, FL 32615
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Meeting ID: 954 7023 8740
Passcode: 661358
 
 
Clay SWCD
East Palatka USDA Service Center
November 12, 2 p.m.
Meeting Location: UF/IFAS Extension, 2463 FL-16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
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Meeting ID: 923 2451 8865
Passcode: 142817
 
 
Putnam SWCD
East Palatka USDA Service Center
October 14, 9:00 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 987 0098 8344
Passcode: 577572
 
 
St. Johns SWCD
East Palatka USDA Service Center
November 19, 9 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 913 9558 6054
Passcode: 262874
 
 
Volusia, Flagler SWCD
Volusia County Ag Center
November 17, 11 a.m.
Meeting Location: 3100 New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
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Meeting ID: 995 9738 6629
Passcode: 396408
 
 
Suwannee, Hamilton, and Lafayette SWCD
Suwannee County Extension Office
November 16, 10 a.m.
Meeting Location: Exhibit Hall II, 1302 11th St SW A, Live Oak, FL 32064
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Meeting ID: 960 2248 5738
Passcode: 858965
 
 
Levy SWCD
November 2, 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: 625 N Hathaway Ave, Bronson, FL 32621
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Meeting ID: 956 0876 5439
Passcode: 059957
 
 
Dixie SWCD
November 9, 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: 15568 US 19, Cross City, FL 32628
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Meeting ID: 954 9890 7925
Passcode: 462483
 
 
Duval, Baker, Columbia, Nassau SWCD
Lake City USDA Service Center
November 16, 3:30 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 976 0148 3178
Passcode: 277809
 
 
Bradford SWCD
Gainesville USDA Service Center
November 9, 6 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 942 5566 9518
Passcode: 464618
 
 
Union SWCD
Gainesville USDA Service Center
November 9, 10:00 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 937 0820 8085
Passcode: 706782

 

AREA 3 Meetings:
 

Seminole SWCD
Cocoa USDA Service Center
November 9, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Longwood City Hall, 175 West Warren Avenue, Longwood FL 32750
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Meeting ID: 928 9576 5973
Passcode: 423903
 
 
Brevard SWCD
Cocoa USDA Service Center
November 10, 5 p.m.
Meeting Location: UF IFAS Extension Office, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa FL 32926
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Meeting ID: 973 0432 3073

Passcode: 501101

 
Lake SWCD
Tavares USDA Service Center
October 20, 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: UF-IFAS Extension, 1951 Woodlea Rd. Tavares, FL 32778
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Meeting ID: 925 9114 9595
Passcode: 886285
 
 
Orange SWCD
Kissimmee USDA Service Center
November 12, 3:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: 201 S. Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL 32802
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Meeting ID: 922 6242 3963
Passcode: 505222
 
Sumter SWCD
Tavares USDA Service Center
October 25, 2 p.m.
Meeting Location: 7620 State Road 471, Bushnell, FL 33513
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Meeting ID: 933 3371 9725
Passcode: 303628
 
 
Osceola SWCD
Kissimmee USDA Service Center
November 17, 4 p.m.
Meeting Location: 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
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Meeting ID: 983 4001 5956
Passcode: 185136
 
 
Hillsborough, Pinellas SWCD
Florida Strawberry Growers Association
November 23, 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: 13138 Lewis Gallagher Road, Dover, FL 33527
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Meeting ID: 965 1751 3569
Passcode: 903327
 
 
Hardee SWCD, Peace River (DeSoto) SWCD
Hardee County Extension Office
October 14, 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: 507 Civic Center Drivee, Wauchula, FL 33873
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Meeting ID: 910 3853 4806
Passcode: 207625
 
 
Polk County SWCD
Bartow USDA Service Center
November 16, 4:45 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 915 4602 8734
Passcode: 535996
 
 
Sarasota SWCD
Manasota USDA Service Center
October 28, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, 6700 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241
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Meeting ID: 928 6400 9677
Passcode: 083298
 
 
Manatee River SWCD
Manasota USDA Service Center
October 12, 6 p.m.
Meeting Location: Manatee County Extension, Kendrick Auditorium, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
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Meeting ID: 937 7784 3652
Passcode: 014688
 
 
Charlotte SWCD
Manasota USDA Service Center
October 19, 3:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: 1120 Centennial Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33953
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Meeting ID: 975 1953 7714
Passcode: 605318
 
 
Pasco, Hernando SWCD
Brooksville USDA Service Center
November 18, 10:00 a.m.
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Meeting ID: 973 5713 6033
Passcode: 405224

 

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Okeechobee SWCD
Okeechobee and LaBelle USDA Service Center
November 10, 1 p.m.  
Meeting Location: UF/IFAS, 458 US HWY 98 N Okeechobee, FL 34972
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Meeting ID: 928 6582 0329
Passcode: 801753
 
 
Glades, Hendry SWCD
Okeechobee and LaBelle USDA Service Center
October 20, 11 a.m  
Meeting Location: 1085 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, FL 33935
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Meeting ID: 997 7027 4116
Passcode: 417488
 
 
Collier, Lee SWCD
Fort Myers USDA Service Center
November 2, 4 p.m.
Meeting Location: 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34120
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Meeting ID: 949 4438 9147
Passcode: 771677
 
 
Palm Beach and Broward SWCD
Royal Palm Beach USDA Service Center
October 7, 2 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 970 9645 3924
Passcode: 832648
 
 
Indian River SWCD
Fort Pierce USDA Service Center
November 8, 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: 1800 27th St, Bldg B Room B1-501, Vero Beach, FL 32960
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Meeting ID: 941 1054 6131
Passcode: 899228
 
 
St Lucie, Martin SWCD
Fort Pierce USDA Service Center
November 9, 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: 8350 Picos Rd, Ft Pierce FL 34945
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Meeting ID: 966 0281 9368
Passcode: 886557
 
 
South Dade SWCD
UF-IFAS-Cooperative Extension Office
October 19, 1 p.m.
Meeting Location: 18710 SW 288th St, Homestead, FL 33030
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Meeting ID: 913 0524 2294
Passcode: 850970
 
 
Highlands SWCD
Sebring USDA Service Center
October 14, 1:00 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 959 9076 5626
Passcode: 252730