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Schedule and Meeting Minutes for FY 2018 Local Working Group Meetings

Local Working Groups assist the USDA in matters relating to the implementation and technical aspects of conservation programs under Title II of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). 

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Meetings are open to the public.  Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in any of these meetings should contact the person noted by no later than one week prior to the meeting.

The following is a list of Local Working Group Meeting dates for discussion of Fiscal Year 2018 program delivery priorities.

County Date/Time Location Contact Meeting Minutes
Androscoggin County December 2, 2017
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Topsham Public Library
25 Foreside Rd.
Topsham, ME
Jocelyn Lahey
​241-5374
X
Aroostook County
  • Central Aroostook
January 23, 2018
10 a.m. - noon

University of Maine Cooperative Extension
57 Houlton Rd.

Presque Isle, ME

Amanda Churchill
764-4153
X
  • Southern Aroostook  

December 12, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

June 27, 2018
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

USDA Service Center
304 North St.
Houlton, ME 04730
Angela Wotton
532-9407

X

X

  • St. John Valley
March 7, 2018
10:00 - noon

USDA Service Center
139 Market St.
Fort Kent, ME 04743

Anthony Tardiff
843-3311
X
Cumberland County December 19, 2017
9 - 11:45 a.m.
USDA Service Center
306 US Route One
Scarborough, ME
Wayne Monroe
883-0159
X
Franklin County

December 11, 2017

Chesterville Town Office
409 Dutch Gap Rd.
Chesterville, ME

Amanda Burton
778-4767
or 
Rosetta White
778-4297

X
Hancock County October 25, 2017
6 p.m.
Bryant E. Moore Community Center
133 State St.
Ellsworth, ME
Zack Steele
​667-8663
X
Kennebec County December 6, 2017 Whitefield, ME

Dale Finseth
622-7847

X
Knox County February 21, 2018
1-3 p.m.
Searsmont Town Office
Downstairs Meeting Room

37 Main St. South
Searsmont, ME
Hildy Ellis
596-2040
X
Lincoln County December 6, 2017
10 a.m. - noon

Whitefield Fire & Rescue Building
26 Townhouse Rd.
Whitefield, ME

Hildy Ellis
596-2040
X
Oxford County November 15, 2017
10 a.m. - noon
USDA Service Center
17 Olson Rd.
South Paris, ME
Jean Frederico
744-3119
X
Penobscot County February 21, 2018
10 a.m. - noon

USDA Service Center
1423 Broadway, Suite #2
Bangor, ME

Amy Polyot
947-6622
X
Piscataquis County January 31, 2018
noon - 2 p.m.
D-F Congregational Church
824 West Main St.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Joanna Tarrazi
564-2321
X
Sagadahoc County December 2, 2017
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Topsham Public Library
25 Foreside Rd.
Topsham, ME

Jocelyn Lahey
241-5374
X
Somerset County December 21, 2017
1:30 p.m.
USDA Service Center
70 East Madison Road
Skowhegan, ME
Joe Dembeck
​474-8324 x3
X
Waldo County February 21, 2018
1 - 3 p.m.

Searsmont Town Office
Downstairs Meeting Room
37 Main St. South
Searsmont, ME

Kym Sanderson
218-5311
X
Washington County January 10, 2018
10 a.m.
USDA Service Center
8 M&M Place,
Machias, ME
Barb Maurer
255-3995
X
York County December 12, 2017
9 a.m. - noon

 

USDA Service Center
306 US Route One
Scarborough, ME

Wayne Munroe
883-1059
X

Updated 06/28/2018