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County conservation partners set meeting

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Staff report, Denton Record-Chronicle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Denton County Soil and Water Conservation District invite the public to their annual Local Working Group meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory St. in Denton.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss local conservation issues and concerns and set local conservation priorities to help farmers, ranchers and private landowners better conserve and manage their natural resources.

The meeting will also update attendees on recent conservation programs and allows for an opportunity to collect public input to help guide future conservation activities. Through regular identification of conservation opportunities, effective Farm Bill investments can continue to benefit Denton County. Farmers, ranchers and others interested in obtaining Federal technical and financial assistance to improve private land are invited to participate.

For more information, contact Steven Ray, district conservationist, at 940-383-2691, ext. 3 or visit the NRCS website at