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State Technical Committee Meeting Notice

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Christy Morgan, PAS

Lexington, Ky., January 31, 2014—The USDA State Technical Committee will meet February 13, 2014, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT, at 771 Corporate Drive, Lexington.  Meetings are open to the public.  Persons requiring special accommodations should contact Deena Wheby at or call 859-224-7350.

State Technical Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation. Committees are intended to include members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests.

Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist in each State, these Committees are composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers.

The Committees meet regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice. Individuals or groups wanting to participate as members on a State Technical Committee may submit requests to the State Conservationist explaining their interest and relevant credentials.

Current topics for the February meeting include:

  • NRCS Program Updates
  • Farm Bill Update
  • National & State Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs)
  • Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)
  • USDA's StrikeForce Initiative
  • Other topics at your request!

A final agenda will be posted on the State Technical Committee webpage closer to the meeting date.