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State Technical Committee

The State Technical Committee is comprised of individuals who represent a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including soil, water, plants, wetlands and wildlife.

Public attendance is permitted at State Technical Committee meetings.

One member from each of the following agencies or groups, if present within the state, is required by law to participate on the State Technical Committee, unless the agency or group declines membership:

Within United States Department of Agriculture

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service, as Chair
    Michael Sullivan
    State Conservationist
    Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Room 5404, Federal Building
    700 W. Capitol Avenue
    Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Farm Service Agency
    Linda Newkirk
    State Executive Director
    Farm Service Agency
    Room 3416, Federal Building
    700 West Capitol Avenue
    Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Rural Development
    Lawrence McCullough
    State Director
    Rural Development
    Room 5529, Federal Building
    700 W. Capitol Avenue
    Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Forest Service
    Greg Hatfield
    Acting Forest Supervisor
    Ozark National Forest
    605 West Main Street
    Russellville, AR 72801-3614
  • Norman Wagoner
    Forest Supervisor
    Ouchita National Forest
    Post Office Box 1270
    Hot Springs, AR 71902
  • Arkansas Agricultural Statistics
    Becky Cross, Director
    Suite 200
    10800 Financial Center Parkway
    Little Rock, AR 72211

Other federal agencies

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    110 South Amity Road, Suite 300
    Conway, AR 72032
    • Greg Hatfield
    • Joe Krystofik
    • Melvin Tobin
    • Jon Wessman
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    1445 Ross Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75202-2733
    • Brian Fontenot
    • Rush Randall
    • W. Eugene Thilsted
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Elaine Edwards, Chief
    Regulatory Branch
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    P.O. Box 867
    Little Rock, AR 72203
  • Jeffery Anderson
    Department of the Army
    Memphis Corps of Engineers
    167 North Main Street, PM
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • Paul Hamm
    U.S. Army Engineer District
    B-202 Clifford Davis Federal Bldg.
    167 N. Main Street
    Memphis, TN 38103

State agencies

Arkansas Agriculture Department

  • Richard Bell

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

  • Teresa Marks

Arkansas Forestry Commission

  • Doug Akin
  • Mike Cagle
  • Partick Glass

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

  • Bubba Groves
  • Scott Henderson
  • David Long

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

  • Chris Colclasure
  • Bill Holiman

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

  • Randy Young

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

  • Charles Glover
  • Debbie Moreland
  • Troy Odom
  • Andrew Wargo III

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

  • Dr. Rick Cartwright
  • Tom Riley
  • Dr. Tony Windham

University of Arkansas Experiment Station

  • Don White

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff

  • Dr. Henry English
  • George Richardson

In addition to agency membership, the Arkansas State Technical Committee contains members from the following private interest 

Agricultural Council of Arkansas

  • Andy Grobmyer

American Agriculture Moverment

  • Harvey Joe Sanner

American Forest Management

  • Terrell Baker

Arkansas Cattlemen's Association

  • Drifton Hoyle
  • Tubby Smith

Arkansas Farm Bureau

  • Rodney Baker
  • Steve Eddington
  • Ewell Welch

Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation

  • J.D. Davis
  • Albert Jones
  • Calvin R. King Sr.


  • Dan Scheiman

Ducks Unlimited

  • Craig Hilburn
  • Jerry Holden Jr.

East Arkansas Enterprise Community

  • Dr. Robert Cole

Kingwood Forestry Service, Inc.

  • John McAlpine


  • Dewayne Goldman

Riceland Foods, Inc.

  • Terry Richardson

The Nature Conservancy

  • Derek Franklin

The Poultry Federation

  • Marvin Childers

Winrock International

  • Sydney Pack
  • Annette Pagan

Agricultural producers with demonstrable conservation expertise