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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. Please have agenda items sent to Angela Van Dyke, Executive Assistant, or Tammy Willis, ASTC for Programs, no later than August 22, 2014 to allow time for review and distribution prior to the meeting.

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 not able to attend in person there will be the option of calling into the meeting. Please contact Angela Van Dyke by August 22 if you plan on attending in person so we will have sufficient time to confirm the meeting with the hotel.

Meeting Location:

To be announced

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

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.

Information Contact

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