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NRCS reminds agricultural community about Local Work Groups set to convene later this month

Contact:
Barbara Phillips, Public Affairs Specialist
732-537-6044


SOMERSET, July 11, 2017 – Agricultural producers with crops, livestock, equine, and poultry; owners of nonindustrial private forest land; representatives of agricultural and environmental organizations; and representatives of governmental agencies carrying out agricultural and natural resource conservation programs and activities are encouraged to join one of the four Local Work Group meetings hosted by USDA, Natural Resources Conservation (NRCS):

  • Central Jersey Local Work Group Meeting - Tuesday July 25th, 5-7 PM at the Burlington Soil Conservation District meeting room, 1971 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road, Columbus, NJ 08022. This meeting will focus on needs in Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, Burlington, and Camden Counties. RSVP to Nicole Ciccaglione at nicole.ciccaglione@nj.usda.gov or 609-267-1639 x 3.
  • Northern Jersey Local Work Group #1 Meeting - Thursday July 27th, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Snyder Research & Extension Farm, 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867. This meeting will focus on needs in Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Warren, Sussex, Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, and Essex Counties. RSVP to John Kluthe at john.kluthe@nj.usda.gov or 908-782-4614 x 3.
  • South Jersey Local Work Group Meeting - Monday August 7th, 2017, 7-9PM – Originally announced for another location, the South Jersey Local Work Group meeting will be held at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County, 291 Morton Ave, Millville, NJ 08332. This meeting will focus on needs in Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties. RSVP to Nick Saumweber at nicholas.saumweber@nj.usda.gov or 856-285-7654.
  • Northern Jersey Local Work Group #2 Meeting - Tuesday, August 15th  at the Warren County Library/Northeast Branch, 40 US Highway 46, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 for, 6-8pm. This meeting will focus on needs in Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Warren, Sussex, Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, and Essex Counties. RSVP to Dan Mull at dan.mull@nj.usda.gov  or 908-852-2576 x3.

Through these Work Groups, NRCS aims to gather recommendations on local natural resource priorities. These discussions will help direct USDA conservation activities and programs that will coordinate with other Federal, State, tribal, and local conservation programs to help address conservation concerns specific to each local area.

There is no fee for these meetings. Registration is requested to ensure adequate seating and materials are available. Please include your request for reasonable accommodation when you register.

NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers with erosion control, water management, water quality, and other resource concerns through conservation programs authorized by the Farm Bill. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), 800-877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866-367-8642 (Relay voice users).


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