The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on March 28, 2019. The STAC is invited to recommend natural resource priorities for the Agency to consider as it implements the new 2018 Farm Bill conservation programs. The meeting will be held at the USDA Davis State Office, located at 430 G. Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business March 22.
The STAC consists of farm and conservation organizations, commodity groups, universities, state and federal resource agencies, Resource Conservation Districts and non-profit organizations. The STAC provides recommendations to State Conservationist Carlos Suarez, on conservation priorities to undertake with Farm Bill funding and NRCS technical assistance.
“California has a wide range of natural resource priorities in need of conservation planning, technical support and Farm Bill funding assistance,” said Suarez. “We rely on input from the STAC to help prioritize customers’ many diverse needs.”
The meeting’s agenda includes the following:
- Recommending state resource priorities
- Timelines for batching periods for 2019 conservation program signups
- Status update on 2018 Farm Bill implementation
- Presentations by NRCS program leads
- General discussions on conservation topics of importance to attendees