The Natural Resources Conservation Service 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 by close of business March 22. In addition to recommending state resource priorities, the meeting will include presentations from NRCS program leads, timelines for conservation program signups, a status update on 2018 Farm Bill implementation and general discussion on conservation topics. 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 State Conservationist Carlos Suarez. “We rely on input from the STAC to help prioritize customers’ many diverse needs.”

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