State meetings scheduled

State meetings scheduled

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 9:25 pm

The State Soil Conservation Committee will meet July 23 at 6 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, located at 1770 Highway 45 Bypass in Jackson. The agenda includes a review of soil conservation district boards and activities, a report on the Agricultural Resources Conservation Fund, reports from state and federal agricultural agencies, a review of legislative issues and other business as presented. The meeting is open to the public. Individuals interested in addressing the committee should plan to arrive prior to 6 p.m. in order to be placed on the agenda. The SSCC was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1939 for the purpose of assisting in the development of local soil conservation districts. The committee advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on matters pertaining to soil and water conservation. For more information, contact executive secretary Jim Nance at (615) 837-5319 or james.nance@TN.gov. ——— The Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board will meet July 29 at 10 a.m. at the Stonehaus Winery, located at 2444 Genesis Road, off I-40 Exit 320 in Crossville. The agenda includes a report on the estimated 2008 grape harvest, consideration of Alcohol and Beverage Commission waiver requests, a review of legislative issues and other business as presented. The meeting is open to the public. Individuals interested in addressing the board should plan to arrive prior to the start of the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda. The Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on matters pertaining to grape growing and wine production in Tennessee. For more information, contact Dan Strasser, director of marketing with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Market Development Division, at (615) 837-5160, or e-mail Dan.Strasser@TN.gov. Published in The Messenger 7.15.08

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