Upcoming Soil, Conservation District meeting addresses use of USDA funding
UNION — On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m., Knox-Lincoln and Waldo County Soil and 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.
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.
Agricultural producers; foresters, loggers and private woodland owners; members of an environmental and watershed organization or land trust; those knowledgeable in soil, water, plant, wetland or wildlife sciences; and/or are familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Knox or Waldo counties are invited 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.
USDA and SWCDs are equal opportunity providers, employers, and lenders.