The Tygarts Valley Conservation District in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will convene a local work group meeting to discuss conservation programs for 2019-2020 and provide guidance for the Focused Conservation Approach (FCA), and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
The local work group includes representatives from cooperating federal, state and local agencies, conservation organizations, and is open to all farmers, agricultural producers, and forest owners/managers. If you have thought about applying for one of the programs NRCS has to offer or have questions about what might be available to you, this meeting is a great opportunity for you to learn more. As part of NRCS’s locally led process of administering programs, public comments will be sought from attendees on how to best prioritize USDA dollars for your local area.
The Tygarts Valley Conservation District covers Barbour, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur Counties. Ben Collier, NRCS District Conservationist and his staff work from NRCS field offices in Elkins and Philippi to cover these counties.
The Tygarts Valley Conservation District local working group will meet at the Tygarts Valley Conservation District office, 16346 Barbour County Hwy, Philippi, WV 26416 at 9 a.m., May 15. For more information contact Collier at 304-457-4516, ext. 102.
If you need an accommodation to participate in this activity or event, please contact Nan Kimble at 304-284-7546, or by e-mail atNRCS.WVPublicAffairs@wv.
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