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USDA Local Working Group Meeting

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

USDA Funding for Knox & Waldo counties: How Should Money be Spent?
On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 1-3pm, Knox-Lincoln and Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), in cooperation with the Belfast Field Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a meeting of the Local Working Group for Knox and Waldo counties at the Union Town Office, 567 Common Rd, Union, ME. Taking into account local resource concerns, the Local Working Group will make recommendations to NRCS on how to spend USDA Farm Bill funds for conservation practices on private lands in FY 2020.

If you are an agricultural producer; forester, logger or private woodland owner; member of an environmental or watershed organization or land trust; knowledgeable in soil, water, plant, wetland or wildlife sciences; and/or are familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Knox or Waldo counties, we invite you to attend this meeting to help 1) identify and prioritize conservation concerns in our districts; and 2) recommend how local funds for USDA conservation programs will be distributed by NRCS to alleviate problems.

For more information or if you would like to attend, please visit https://waldocountysoilandwater.org/…/usda-funding-for-kno…/, or contact Julie at 596-2040, julie@knox-lincoln.org or Jenny at 218-5311, jenny.jurdak@me.nacdnet.net.

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