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NRCS State Technical Committee to Meet September 11, 2018 in Fort Pierre, SD

Contact: Colette Kessler, State Public Affairs Officer
colette.kessler@sd.usda.gov
Phone: (605) 220-1765

NRCS State Technical Committee to Meet September 11, 2018 in Fort Pierre, SD

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS), Huron, S.D., August 29, 2018–The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold the regular scheduled State Technical Committee (STC) Meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Drifter's Event Center located at 325 Hustan Avenue, Fort Pierre, SD.  The STC serves as an advisor to the NRCS State Conservationist.

The tentative agenda for the meeting includes Conservation Innovation Grants, Conservation Collaboration Grant and Agreement Update, Conservation Reserve Program-Mid-Contract Management, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Program Update: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) 2018 Summary, Future Focus Approach, 2019 Program Timing, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) 2018-1 Sign-up 2019-1 Renewal Sign-up, Agricultural Easement Program (ACEP) - 2019 Proposed Geographic Rate Cap, Agricultural Land Easement, Wetland Reserve Easement Ranking Worksheet, Upland: Wetland Ratio and Priority Areas, South Dakota Wetland/HEL Compliance Update, Statewide Resource Concerns, and other topics.

Persons needing special accommodations should contact Kathy Irving at (605) 352-1200 or kathy.irving@sd.usda.gov at least one week in advance of the meeting date. For more information, go to www.sd.nrcs.usda.gov or call (605) 352-1200.  Messages can be left on our 24-hour Voicemail messaging service by dialing 1-800-872-7502, Extension 1205.

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