The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Jim Wells County and the JWC Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their Fiscal Year 2018 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9 starting at 3 p.m. at the USDA-NRCS office on 2287 North Texas.

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 JWC farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources.

The meeting agenda serves 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 investments can continue to benefit JWC. Farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and others interested in obtaining Federal technical and financial assistance to improve private land in JWC are invited to participate.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodation and/or alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, Large print, audiotape, etc.) associated with this meeting should contact Bruce Healy at 361.668.8361 x3 at least (2) weeks prior to the meeting with his/her specific request.

For more information, please contact Bruce S. Healy, District Conservationist, at 361.668.8361 Ext. 3. For more information, visit the Texas NRCS Web site at http://www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov/.