The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Breckenridge and the Lower Clear Fork Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their 2014 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the NRCS office in Breckenridge, located at 108 S. McAmis.
The purpose of this annual LWG meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping Stephens County farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources. 
The agenda of the meeting is to update attendees on recent conservation efforts and to collect public input to help guide future conservation activities.
Through regular identification of conservation opportunities, effective Farm Bill investment can continue to benefit Stephens County.
Farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and others interested in obtaining Federal technical and financial assistance to improve private land in Stephens County are invited to participate. Individual interested in participating in USDA conservation programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), are encouraged to attend in order identify resource concerns and which conservation practices should be top priority in order to address those resource concerns.
For more information, contact Tony Baeza District Conservationist, at 254-559-2333, ext-3.

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