USDA funding for Lincoln, Kennebec counties: How should money be spent?
AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, Knox-Lincoln and Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), in cooperation with the Augusta Field Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a meeting of the Local Working Group for Lincoln and Kennebec counties at the NRCS Augusta Field Office at 21 Enterprise Drive, Augusta, 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 Lincoln or Kennebec counties, you are invited to attend this meeting to help 1) identify and prioritize conservation concerns in our district; 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.