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2019

6/19/2019 State Technical Committee Meeting and Tour Announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Newark, NJ. A tour focused on urban agriculture will be offered prior to the meeting. Committee and guests will meet at the Greater Newark Conservancy Education Center, 32 Prince Street, Newark, NJ at 9:30 a.m.

Agenda items include updates on 2019 Farm Bill Programs, Farm Service Agency Programs, Conservation Innovation Grants, Soil Health.

To register for tour, contact Christine Hall at Christine.Hall@nj.usda.govmailto:Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov or
732-537-6051.

Access meeting minutes and information about June 19 tour/meeting from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov.

Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request: Christine.Hall@nj.usda.govmailto:Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.


4/2/2019 State Technical Committee Meeting Announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ. Agenda items include updates on NRCS Conservation and Easement Programs, Farm Service Agency Programs, 2018 Farm Bill updates, Practice Standards, State Resource Assessment and Customer Survey. Details at www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Follow link to State Technical Committee. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request. Contact Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.


2018

11/7/2018 State Technical Committee meeting announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ. Agenda items include updates on 2018 Conservation and Easement Programs, Farm Service Agency Programs, anticipated 2019 updates and changes for Programs, Practice Standards, tools and Geographic Priority Areas.

Access meeting minutes and information about the meeting from the State Technical Committee webpage. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request. Contact Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.


6/6/2018 State Technical Committee meeting and tour announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Hammonton, NJ. A tour of blueberry operations will be offered prior to the meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. at AGB Farms, 532 Columbia Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Agenda items include updates on 2018 Farm Bill Programs, Farm Service Agency Programs, Soil Health Initiative.

Access meeting minutes and information about June 6 tour/meeting from the State Technical Committee webpage. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request. Contact Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.


4/18/2018 State Technical Committee meeting announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ. Agenda items include updates on 2018 Farm Bill Programs, Farm Service Agency Programs, Local Work Groups, Conservation Practice Standards, Summer Tour/Meeting.

Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request: Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.


2017

10/19/2017 State Technical Committee meeting announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ. Agenda items include 2017 Program review, easement programs, outreach plan, local work group results, and conservation planner certification.

Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request: Kaitlin.Farbotnik@nj.usda.gov.


6/15/2017 State Technical Committee tour and meeting announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold the meeting of the State Technical Committee on Thursday, June 15, 2017. at the Cedar Pavilion, Deer Path Park, Hunterdon County following a tour of two Hunterdon County agricultural operations. The meeting agenda includes status reports on Farm Bill programs, outreach to equine operations, and conservation practice standards. Access meeting minutes and information about the tour and June meeting from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request. 

Contact: Christine Hall at christine.hall@nj.usda.gov or 732-537-6051


4/19/2017 State Technical Committee meeting announced

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ, to discuss conservation program delivery. Agenda includes status reports on Farm Bill programs, soil health, focus of National Water Quality Initiative and Working Lands for Wildlife in NJ, Local Work Groups, and conservation for urban and organic. Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request. Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.


3/14 MEETING CANCELED DUE TO FORECASTED BLIZZARD. MEETING TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR MID-APRIL.

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ, to discuss conservation program delivery. Agenda includes status reports on Farm Bill programs, soil health, focus of National Water Quality Initiative and Working Lands for Wildlife in NJ, Local Work Groups, and conservation for urban and organic. Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request.  Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.


2016

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wednesday, November 16, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ. Agenda items include 2016 Program review, Conservation Innovation Grant presentation from Standard Bio, farmland preservation through ACEP-ALE, new FY 2017 conservation practice standards, Conservation Planning for Partners, newly revised Conservation Stewardship Program, and Urban Conservation opportunities. Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request. Christine.Hall@nj.usda.gov.

--October 27, 2017


USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold the summer tour and meeting of the State Technical Committee, Thurs. 6/16/16, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Committee will convene at the Woodstown USDA Service Center for a brief business meeting after touring two farms in Cumberland and Salem Counties. Agenda, meeting minutes and more information about the State Technical Committee are linked from the homepage of the NJ NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request. 


USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Tues. 3/22/16, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ, to discuss conservation program delivery. Agenda includes status reports on Farm Bill programs, Conservation Innovation Grants, Resource Conservation Partnership, Resources Stewardship Evaluation, and Equine Education and Outreach Project. Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committee link on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov. Reasonable accommodations will be made available upon request.


2014

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wed. 3/5/2014, 10 a.m., NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ, to discuss conservation program delivery. Agenda includes reports on 2014 Farm Bill updates, a recap of 2013 programs and practices, and the 2014 Soil Health Initiative. Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committee link on the NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov.


Due to the snow storm, the State Technical Committee Meeting scheduled for January 22 has been canceled. The Committee will meet again for the regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.


USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee, Wed. 1/22/14, 10 a.m., NJ NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ, to discuss conservation program delivery. Agenda includes status reports on 2014 Farm Bill programs, a recap of 2013 programs and practices, and the 2014 Soil Health Initiative. Access meeting minutes and information from the State Technical Committeelink on NRCS website: www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov.


2013

The State Technical Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Ave. 4th Floor, Somerset, NJ. Agenda and minutes of past meetings available online.