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Local Work Groups focus on identifying agricultural and natural resource issues existing in our communities and provide information and feedback to direct NRCS programs. Participants can be agricultural producers; owners of nonindustrial private forest land; representatives of agricultural and environmental organizations; and representatives of governmental agencies carrying out environmental, agricultural, or natural resource conservation programs and activities.

Each NRCS Local Work Group, representing their NRCS field team, may submit one EQIP proposal and one AMA irrigation proposal. A separate form must be used for each proposal. This process will not replace the typical NRCS EQIP fund allocation process but instead will give the Local Work Group the opportunity to apply for additional, dedicated funding to focus on a specific resource concern, if they choose.

NRCS Local Work Groups are subcommittees of the NRCS State Technical Committee and they meet annually to provide recommendations on local natural resource priorities to assist USDA NRCS in providing Farm Bill program conservation programs in New York. For information about the State Technical Committee, contact Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, Tammy Willis at 315-477-6503.

Provided below is the 2016 Local Work Group meetings schedule for NRCS-New York. All meetings are free to attend and are open to the public. Directions and phone numbers to your local USDA Service Center are available online.

State Technical Committee

Local Work Group Meetings Schedule


Local Work Group Counties



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego

NRCS Field Office
7413 County House Road
Auburn, New York

Katie Schor

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am


USDA Service Center
Northcrest Business Park
220 Fluvanna Ave. Suite 600 Jamestown, New York 14701

Byran Nothdurft
716-664-2351 extension 114

Thursday, December 15, 2016

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence

USDA Service Center
1942 Old DeKalb Road
Canton, New York 13617

Kent Frary
315-386-2401 option #3

Thursday, December 15, 2016

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Erie, Wyoming

Wyoming Co. Ag. Business Center
Room 201
36 Center Street
Warsaw NY, 14569

John Whitney

Thursday, December 15, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Genesee, Orleans, Niagara

Cornell Cooperative Extension
/USDA Service Center
Board Room
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, New York 14094

Heath Eisele
585-343-9167 extension 115

Monday, December 19, 2016

10:00 am - 1:-00 pm

Monroe, Seneca, Wayne

USDA Service Center
2041 US Route 20
Seneca Falls, New York 13148

Anwar Karim 585-473-2120 extension 102

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren,  Washington

Municipal Center
Cornell Room
50 West High St.
Ballston Spa, New York 12020

Thomas Bielli

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cortland, Schuyler, Tompkins

Tompkins County SWCD
170 Bostwick Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Patrick Barry

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Herkimer, Madison, Oneida

USDA Service Center
9025 River Road
Marcy, New York 13403

Abby Gulseth
315-736-3316 extension 3

Thursday, December 22, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Livingston, Ontario, Yates

Canandaigua USDA Service Center
3037 County Road 10
Canandaigua, New York 14424

Jo Beth Bellanca

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clinton, Essex, Franklin

NRCS Malone Service Center
151 Finney Boulevard
Malone, New York 12953-1067

Sarah Trumbull

Date not set

Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Schenectady

William Rice, Jr. Extension Center 24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, New York 12186  

Dianna Stanton
518-271-1740 extension 3

Date not set

Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Tioga

USDA Service Center
1163 Upper Front St
Binghamton, New York 13905

Elena Steele

Date not set

Otsego, Delaware, Sullivan

USDA Service Center
44 West Street
Conference Room B
Walton, New York 13856

Anthony Capraro

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