GILMER —The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Upshur and Gregg Counties and Upshur-Gregg Soil and Water Conservation District No. 417will hosttheir FY21 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at the USDA Service Center in Gilmer.

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 Upshur and Gregg 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 Upshur and Gregg Counties. Farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and others interested in obtaining Federal technical and financial assistance to improve private land in Upshur and Gregg Counties are invited to participate.

For more information, please contact Robbie Clemens, District Conservationist, at 903-734-8732 ext-3. For more information, visit the NRCS web site at


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