NRCS Local Work Group Announces Future Meeting Locations

The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service gives notice that it will hold the annual NRCS Local Work Group meeting for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. These meetings are open to the public.

The meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the Randolph Municipal Building, Community Room, 72 Main St., Randolph.

The Local Work Group will focus on identifying agricultural and natural resource issues existing in the community and providing information and feedback to direct NRCS programs. Participants can be agricultural producers; owners of nonindustrial private forest land; representatives of agricultural and environmental organizations; and representatives of governmental agencies carrying out environmental, agricultural, or natural resource conservation programs and activities.

NRCS Local Work Groups are subcommittees of the NRCS State Technical Committee and they meet annually to provide recommendations on local natural resource priorities to assist USDA NRCS in providing Farm Bill program conservation programs in New York. For information about the State Technical Committee, contact Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, Tammy Willis at 315-477-6503.

To participate in the local conservation work group, contact NRCS District Conservationist Robert Halbohm at 664-2351, ext 115.