See the 2022 Schedule of Local Work Groups (for FY2024) here: 2022 Local Working Group Meeting Schedule

Local Working Groups are composed of agricultural producers, owners/operators of nonindustrial private forest land, professionals representing agricultural and natural resource interests, and individuals representing a variety of disciplines in the soil, water, wetland, plant, forestry, and wildlife sciences who are familiar with agricultural and natural resource issues in the local community.


In partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), AFCD is coordinating with Soil & Water Conservation Districts and District Conservationists to plan and carry out Local Working Group Meetings statewide. The Local Working Group Meetings will take place each year between October 1 – November 30 for the following fiscal year. 2021 was our first year in partnership with NRCS completing the LWG Meetings for f/y 2023.


Local Working Group Resources: 


Recommendations to be considered for FY2023 program and natural resource priorities:



Local Working Group Introductory Packet:

Introductory Packet

LWG Training Session

Resource Concern Definitions

LWG Survey 2022


Local Working Group Training Session July 26, 2022 recording:



For more information regarding Local Working Groups, please contact Kaylee Pate | 352-221-8531