State Technical Advisory Committee

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

Subcommittees of the STAC 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 State Conservationist. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled to coincide with requirements for implementation of specific programs. The organization of the New York STAC also includes a link to Local Work Groups. Through a locally led process, Local Work Groups also serve in an advisory role and their input is included in the STAC meetings.

To participate in your local conservation work group, contact your local USDA Service Center. To participate in the New York State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), please contact Tammy Willis at the information provided below.

Next STAC Meeting:

The next State Technical Advisory Committee meeting has been scheduled for September 9, 2014 at the Ramada Inn, Liverpool, New York. Below is a link to the hotel with address and a map.

This meeting will also be an opportunity for you to meet Greg Kist, State Conservationist, NRCS New York who came onboard July 14.

If you are unable to attend in person and would like to call in to the meeting the following are the coordinates.

Call in number: (888) 844-9904
Participant passcode: 4676485.

Meeting Agenda

State Technical Committee Meeting Agenda - September 9, 2014 (PDF; 16 KB)

Meeting Location:

Ramada Inn, Liverpool, New York
1305 Buckley Rd, I-81-Exit 25, I-90-Exit 36,
Syracuse, New York 13212

Map and Directions

Local Work Groups

NRCS Local Work Groups are subcommittees of the NRCS State Technical Committee and they meet annually to provide recommendations on local natural resource priorities to assist USDA NRCS in providing Farm Bill program conservation programs in New York.

Meeting minutes of November 13, 2013 are now available, including two PowerPoint presentations.

Information Contact

Tammy Willis, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Telephone: 315-477-6503
E-mail: Tammy Willis