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NRCS announces Locally-led Workgroup meetings will be held across Idaho

Contact:
Mindi Rambo, Public Affairs Specialist, 208.378.5720

BOISE, Idaho, October 22, 2019 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has announced that Locally-Led Work Group meetings are being scheduled across the state in November and December.

Locally-Led Work Group Meetings are a valuable part of the NRCS planning process, providing an opportunity for local farmers, ranchers, timber producers, industry representatives and land managers to be part of a collaborative effort to improve natural resources within each county and the community.

By taking part in the Locally-Led Work Group meetings, you can help:

  • Review performance of the past year’s projects.
  • Help shape plans and priorities for future projects.
  • Connect with partners and new audiences to seek opportunities to leverage partnership resources.
  • And learn about other NRCS and partner programs which may prove beneficial to you or those you know.

“I invite everyone connected in any way to agriculture to attend and participate,” said Curtis Elke, NRCS State Conservationist for Idaho, “I have a vision of our producers, our partners, Farm Bureau, commodity groups, equipment manufacturers, ag educators, food processors, private forest land groups and Tribes attending these meetings and providing their unique viewpoints on how we can best assist Idaho agriculture.”

To learn more about when Locally-Led Work Group meetings are being held in your community, please contact your local NRCS Field Office or your local Conservation District. You may find a complete schedule of Work Group meetings on our website at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/id/people/partners/?cid=nrcseprd1496616.

 

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