SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford County USDA Local Working Group plans to meet virtually from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 19, via Zoom.

The Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service invite the public to attend.

The local working group will provide recommendations for the 2023 Environmental Quality Incentives Program to its local USDA — NRCS for local natural resource priorities, and criteria for conservation activities and programs. Topics of discussion in Oxford County will include agricultural waste, forestry, pastureland, cropland, high tunnels and wildlife.

Other issues and areas of concern can be discussed as well, and a list will be compiled of priorities recognized by this group.

In addition to providing feedback, participants of the group can learn about other programs and incentives available to them.

“It is important for us to receive feedback on local priorities regarding natural resource issues in Oxford County. By working together, we can ensure conservation programs are delivered to Oxford County farmers and landowners with local considerations and input,” said Luis Aponte, local district conservationist, according to a news release from the district.

To request the Zoom link to attend, email Chantelle Hay, OCSWCD education and outreach coordinator, at [email protected].

For questions, email or call 207-744-3119. Those who require special accommodations to attend this meeting can call by Friday, Jan. 14.

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