Louisiana State Technical Committee

Louisiana State Technical Committee

Staff Contact:
John Pitre
State Resource Conservationist
Phone: (318) 473-7809
Terry Barron
Secretary (Office Automation)
Phone: 318-473-7815
Fax: (318) 473-7603

The Louisiana State Technical Committee (LASTC) is an advisory group coordinated by the Louisiana State Conservationist to help organize and deliver Farm Bill related program benefits. General meetings of the LASTC are scheduled four times each year or announced for special program activities.

Subcommittees of the LASTC are organized to address current issues and details of various Farm Bill programs. Occasionally, ad hoc subcommittees may also be created to address special programs or as determined by the Louisiana State Conservationist. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled to coincide with requirements for implementation of specific programs. The organization of the Louisiana LASTC also includes a link to Local Work Groups. Through a locally led process, Local Work Groups also serve an advisory role and may participate in LASTC meetings.

Information on Future Louisiana State Technical Committee Meeting

Our next State Technical Committee meeting will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM, at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center Conference Room, 700 Cajundome Boulevard, in Lafayette, Louisiana.   A detailed agenda and handouts will be provided and posted 30 days before the meeting.

If you should have questions about these meetings, please contact John Pitre, State Resource Conservationist, at (318) 473-7774 or by e-mail at

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities, upon request, at all public meetings, conferences, tours or other events hosted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Terry Barron at 318-473-7815 at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

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State Technical Committee Meetings - Minutes and Presentations

Some of the following documents require Adobe Acrobat.



Presentations from the LASTC meeting held on April 10, 2013:

Presentations from the LASTC meeting held on November 28, 2012:

Presentations from the LASTC teleconference meeting held on July 25, 2012:

Presentations from the LASTC meeting held on April 11, 2012:

Louisiana State Technical Committee Members

List of Louisiana STC Members
Alexander, The Honorable Rodney U.S. House of Representatives
Anderson, Ronnie La. Farm Bureau
Angelle, Scott La. Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Management Division
Barbry, Earl, Sr. Tunica Biloxi Tribe of La.
Barham, Robert LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Barr, Jess La. Cotton Producers
Bartee Frances Louisiana Association of RC&D Councils
Capital RC&D Council
Boethel, Dr. David LA Agricultural Experiment Station
Boggs, Jim U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Boustany, The Honorable Charles W. U.S. House of Representatives
Bowman, Philip LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Fur Refuge Division
Boydstun, Jan LA DEQ
Breaux, Joey LDAF-OSWC
Brontoli, Richard Red River Valley Association
Caffey, Rex LSU Agricultural Center-LCES
Cambre, Richard USDA-APHIS Marketing & Regulatory Programs
Cannatella, Charles LA Soybean Association
Cassidy, The Honorable Bill U.S. House of Representatives
Chenevert, Randy Private Individual
Clavier, Mrs. Charlotte S. LA Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc
Conger, Terry H. AHIS
Cooper, Mark Governor's Office of Homeland Security &
Emergency Preparedness
Cooper, Willie F. Farm Service Agency
Coreil, Dr. Paul LSU Agriculture Center
Cummins, James L. Mississippi River Trust, Inc.
Darden, Tony Chitimacha Tribe of La.
Davidson, Paul Black Bear Conservation Committee
Davis, Dexter NE LA Farmers and Landowners Association
Delabbio, Juliette Dr. Northwestern State University
Dew, Bob Ducks Unlimited
Dolan, Andy U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Dowd, Senator C. Wayne Red River Valley Association
Doyle, Tom USGS
McDaniel, Mike Dr. LA DEQ
Dubea, Wade LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry
DuCote, Gregory LA DNR Coastal Management Division
Dufrechou, Carlton LA Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Duran, Kathia Latino Farmers Coop of LA
Durand, Jeff LA Rice Growers Assocation
Dusynski, Gerald M. LA Department of Natural Resources
Office of Coastal Restoration  & Management Division
Early, Tom LA Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc
Fields, Elvadus La. Association of Com Based Organizations
Fleming, M.D., The Honorable John U.S. House of Representatives
Floyd, Marty Louisiana Wildlife Federation
Foster, Dave Cattle Producers of Louisiana
Fouss, Dr. James L. Soil and Water Research Unit
Agricultural Research Service of USDA
Frey, Paul LA Landowners Association
Fruge, David W. LA Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Management Division
Garber, Earl LACD
Girouard, Ernest LSU Ag Center
Gonsoulin, Harvey LA Grazing Lands Conservation Coalition
Graves, Garret Coastal Activities
Greene, Richard E. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6
Griffith, Byron EPA/GMPO
Guidry, Ken Red River Valley Association
Guynes, Beth U.S Army Corps of Engineers
Harden, Krysta National Association of Conservation Districts
Harrell, Ron LA Farm Bureau Federation, Inc.
Hawkins, Clarence Rural Development
Holmes, Chris LA Outdoor Writers Association
Howington, Harvey LA State FSA Committee
Huner,  Dr. Jay V. LA Wildlife Federation
Hutchison, Dr. Charles La. Dairy Fieldman's Association
Jackon, Windell American Sugar Cane League
Jindal, The Honoral Bobby State of Louisiana
John, Chacko LA Geological Survey/LSU
Johnson, Allison Southern University
Johnson, Dwayne Enforcement Section Corps of Engineers
Jones, Dr. Dewitt Southern University & A&M College
Joyner, Robert La. Cattlemen's Association
Judice, Jackie LAFEC
Kaderka, Susan National Wildlife Federation
King, Wendell Dept. Of Army Vicksburg COE
Koloski, Joe National Wild Turkey Federation
Kozak, Van U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6
Lamb, Brad Environmental Protection Agency
Lambert, Harold C. LA Ag Consultants Assn
Lanctot, Randy La. Wildlife Federation
Landreneau, Dwight LSU AgCenter
Landreneau, Bennett C." LA National Guard
Landrieu, Mitchell J. State of Louisiana
Landrieu, The Honorable Mary L. U.S. Senate
Le Bas, Sherri LA Department of Transportation & Development
Lee, Colonel Alvin B. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Leggett, Dr. Harold LA Department of Environmental Quality
Lerman, Tracy Organic Farming Research Foundation
Lewis, Lisa U.S Forest Service
Lewis, Luke D. National Wild Turkey Federation
Linscombe, Dr. Steve LSU Rice Experiment Station
Lyles, James Southern Services
Lyons, Daniel Louisiana Cattlemen's Association
Marsh, Cleveland USA Rice Federation
Martin, Christopher D. U.S Army Corps of Engineers
Martin, Lonnie L. Chitimacha Tribe of La.
McKenzie, Donald F. Wildlife Management Institute
Melancon, The Honorable Charles J. U.S. House of Representatives
Mellad, Dr. Kirkland E. Southern University College of Agricultural,
Family, and Consumer Sciences
Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Minvielle, Stephen LCFA
Moreau, Dr. Henry Animal Health Services
Morgan-Rothschild, Kevin Latino Farmers Coop of LA
Morrison, Dr. Dave LA Ag Experiment Station
Nipper, Allen, Dr. LSU Ag Center Dean Lee Research Station
Norman, Johnny Ray LAFEC
Norris, Christine Jena Band of Choctaw
Olinde, Mike La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Oliveria, Dr. Forrest Forest Health Protetion
Ouchley, Keith La. Nature Conservancy
Pierce, Troy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Gulf of Mexico Program
Poudel, Dr. Durga University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Pratt, Jim Sabine River Authority
Prudhomme, Bruce U.S. Forest Service
Reed, Dr. Don Jones-Idlewild Research Station
Reed, Harvey III Louisiana Association of Cooperatives
Rheams, Anne Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Rhinehart, Kirk LA Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Restoration Division
Richardson, Dr, William B. LSU AgCenter
Richardson, Ronald Private Individual
Richmond, The Honorable Cedric U.S. House of Representatives
Ridgedell, Wesley LA Cattlemen's Association
Ritzky, Sylvia U.S Environmental Protection Agency
Rota, Matt Gulf Restoration Network
Russell, Logan Delta Land Trust
Sabins, Dugan LA Department of Environmental Quality
Water Assessment Division
Savage. Larry LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Scalise, The Honorable Steve House of Representatives
Serio, Pete J. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Sickey, Kevin Coushatta Tribe  of La.
Simon, Jim American Sugar Cane League
Smith, Nick Ducks Unlimited
Spicer, Bradley E. LDAF-OSWC
St. Pe', Kerry BTNEP
Strain, The Honorable Mike, DVM LDAF
Thomas, Mike LA Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry
Turnipseed, Phil USGS-National Wetland Research Center
Twidwell, Edward K. LA Grass and Forage Council
LSU AgCenter
Ulmer, Ronnie D. The Nature Conservancy
Ursery, Jerry Farm Service Agency
Vandersteen, Charles A. "Buck" La. Forestry Association
Vandeven, Darrell La. Soybean Association
Vidrine, Malcom University of Louisiana at Eunice
Vining, Cliff LA Grazing Lands Conservation Coalition
Vitter, The Honorable David U.S. Senate
Wagenaar, Richard U.S Army Corps of Engineers
Watson, Russell U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Weber, Pat Forestry Consultant
Westra, John V. LSU Ag Center
Williams, Leodrey Southern University Cooperative Extension Program
Wilson, Barry USFWS
Wilson, Scott U.S. Geological Survey Spatial Analysis Branch
Wood, Maura National Wildlife Federation