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State Technical Committee

Nebraska State Technical Committee

The Nebraska State Technical Committee serves as an advisory body to the NRCS State Conservationist.  They provide recommendations on technical aspects of Farm Bill conservation programs.  This committee may also provide guidance on other technical matters, such as practices not already described in NRCS field office technical guides, criteria for evaluation and ranking projects, cost share and incentive payment levels, and measures related to achieving a program balance regardless of agricultural sector or farm or ranch size.  The Nebraska State Technical Committee fact sheet has more information on how individuals and groups can become members of the State Technical Committee.

Nebraska State Technical Committee Meeting:


This meeting will be open to the public. If you require any special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact Megan Baker at (402) 437-4104 or


Past State Technical Committee Meeting Minutes and Presentations:

March 12 Meeting
     -March 12, 2015, Meeting Agenda
     -NRCS Conservation Programs in Nebraska
     -NRCS Watershed Rehabilitation
     -NRCS Conservation Compliance & Farm Bill Updates
     -FSA Program Updates
     -Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Participants
     -Notice CRP-782
     -2014 Farm Bill NAP Fact Sheet
     -Responsibilities of the State Technical Advisory Committee

August 21, 2014, Meeting
August 21 STC Meeting Agenda (PDF)
     - NRCS Program Implementation
     - NRCS CDSI Updates
     - FSA CRP Program
     - NRCS Watershed Rehab Implementation

April 3, 2014, Meeting
    - Meeting Minutes
    - NRCS FY2014 Farm Bill Changes
    - Sub Committees Overview
    - FSA FY2014 CRP Update
    - Forestry Talking Points

    - Watershed Rehabilitation 2014
    - NERA Overview (Powerpoint Presentation)
    - Emerald Ash Borer Handout
    - LB634 Handout
    - Local Working Groups NRCS Policy
    - State Technical Committee NRCS Policy

Nebraska State Technical Committee Sub-Committees

Upcoming State Technical Committee Sub-Committee Meetings:

ACEP-WRE Sub-Com Meeting
April 14, 9 a.m.- noon, Denny Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln NE

ACEP-ALE Sub-Com Meeting
April 14, 1 - 4p.m., Denny Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln NE

Wildlife State Technical Sub-Committee Meeting 

EQIP State Technical Sub-Committee Meeting


Past State Technical Committee Sub-Committee Meeting Minutes:
- Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Subcommittee Meeting
   July 19, 2012 EQIP and WHIP Meeting Minutes
- Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) Subcommittee Meeting
   July 20, 2011 WHIP Meeting Minutes
- Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Subcommittee Meeting
   August 2, 2012 WRP Meeting Minutes
 - Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) Subcommittee Meeting
   August 2, 2012 GRP and FRPP Minutes


Nebraska Local Work Groups:

Local working groups are organized on Natural Resources District (NRD) boundaries and are comprised of similar representation as the State Technical Committee. The local working group provides advice/recommendation to the NRCS District Conservationist or NRD representative serving as chair. The meetings are an open discussion that focus on identifying local natural resource concerns that can be treated with Farm Bill programs and activities.

Local Working Groups, which may only meet annually, review State Technical Committee actions and priorities, and return their recommendations with the local input and/or priorities back to the State Technical Committee. The State Technical Committee will review these recommendations and develop the conservation programs, special initiatives, etc., for that year.

Local Work Group Meetings:

Nebraska NRCS Local Work Group Meetings
NRD Address Date Time Contact
Central Platte USDA Service Center
215 N. Kauffman Ave.
Grand Island, NE
TBA TBA James Huntwork
Lewis & Clark USDA Service Center
102 East Elm
Hartington, NE
TBA TBA Tyler Specht
Little Blue Little Blue NRD
100 East 6th Street
Davenport, NE
TBA TBA Janet Valasek
Lower Big Blue USDA Service Center
2920 East Court Street
Beatrice, NE
TBA TBA Kelli Evans
Lower Elkhorn Lower Elkhorn NRD
601 E. Benjamin, Ste #101
Norfolk, NE
TBA  TBA Robin Sutherland
Lower Loup USDA Service Center
2519 Heritage Drive
Broken Bow, NE
TBA TBA Bryce Bauer
Lower Niobrara Lower Niobrara NRD
410 Walnut Street
Butte, NE
TBA TBA Jim Mathine
Lower Platte North  Schuyler Golf Club
285 Higgins Dr. (S. Hwy 15)
Schuyler, NE 
TBA TBA Mark Walkenhorst
Lower Platte South  USDA Service Center
8000 S. 15th, Suite D
Lincoln, NE 
TBA TBA Dennis Schroeder
Lower Republican  Lower Republican NRD
30 North John St.
Alma, NE 
TBA TBA Jerry Kovarik
Middle Niobrara TBA TBA  TBA Kevin Hood
Middle Republican

USDA Service Center
1400 West 5th Street
McCook, NE

TBA TBA Jason Kennedy
Nemaha Nemaha NRD
62161 HWY 136
Tecumseh, NE
TBA  TBA Roger Reichmuth
North Platte  North Platte NRD
100547 Airport Road
Scottsbluff, NE
TBA TBA Dallas Johannsen
Papio - Missouri River  TBA  TBA TBA Neil Jensen
South Platte South Platte NRD
551 Parkland Drive
Sidney, NE
May 20 10 a.m. - noon
Mountain Time
Kristin Miller
Tri-Basin TBA TBA TBA Kevin Breece
Twin Platte Great Western Bank Bldg Conference Rm
111 S. Dewey Street
North Platte, NE
TBA TBA Mary Reece
Upper Big Blue  USDA Service Center
419 W. 6th Street, Suite 2
York, NE
TBA TBA Josh Bowers
Upper Elkhorn  Upper Elkhorn NRD
310 N. Harrison Street
O'Neill, NE
TBA TBA Jim Mathine
Upper Loup TBA TBA TBA Kevin Hood
Upper Niobrara-White TBA TBA TBA Robin Foulk
Upper Republican  Upper Republican NRD
511 East 5th Street
Imperial, NE
April 14 10 AM Andy Keep