Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

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Gainesville, Fla. – In an effort to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Advisory Committee meeting August 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium.  Located at 1911 SW 34th Street in Gainesville, Florida, the Doyle Conner Building is approximately two blocks north of Archer Road.

The meeting is open to the public and will give an overview of the 2014 Farm Bill programs and conservation easements. NRCS will solicit recommendations for establishing technical guidelines, program criteria and priorities for conservation practices in Florida.

Chaired by NRCS Florida State Conservationist Russell Morgan, the committee is composed of individuals and groups from a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations. Although the State Technical Advisory Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the committee’s recommendations.

Individuals who want to get on the agenda or who require special accommodations or materials in an alternative format or language should contact Jeffrey Woods at 352-338-9515 by August 1.

Additional information is available on the NRCS website at or at your local USDA NRCS office.

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