A meeting for federal officials to gather input and help set priorities for U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs under the Farm Bill will be held August 15th in Shawano. The Local Working Group meeting for the counties of Shawano, Menominee, Oconto and Marinette will start at 10 a.m. in Conference Rooms A and B of the Shawano County Courthouse. Formers representing a variety of crops and livestock raised within the local area, private woodland owners, representatives of agricultural and environmental organizations and representatives of other agriculture and natural resource agencies are welcome and should be represented. Local Working Group Meetings are open to the public. Anyone interest in becoming a member of the local Shawano, Menominee, Oconto and Marinette group should contact local NRCS District Conservationist, Jeffrey Maroszek by call the Lena Service Center.