State Technical Advisory Committee
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. Contact information provided below.
Next STAC Meeting
Please hold the date of January 6th, 2016 for the next State Technical Committee meeting. The meeting will be held at the NRCS-New York State Office. The address is shown below.
NRCS New York State Office
441 South Salina Street, Suite 354
Syracuse, New York 13202
An agenda for the January 6th, 2016 meeting will be forthcoming. If you have any items for the meeting please send to Angela VanDyke, no later than December 16th, 2015.
Quarterly Meeting Dates
The following dates are being scheduled for the State Technical Committee meetings. Please note the dates are subject to change.
April 6th 2016
July 13th, 2016
October 5th, 2016
The minutes for the January 29, 2015 meeting are now available.
Past Meeting Agendas
PDF documents require Adobe Reader.
State Technical Committee Meeting Agenda - revised May 5, 2015 (PDF; 64 KB)
State Technical Advisory Committee - PowerPoint presentation, May 6, 2015 (PPTX; 680 KB)
Map, Directions, Information
New York State and Syracuse overview map (PDF; 535 KB)
Downtown Syracuse: Parking, Lodging, Malls, Parks, Colleges (PDF; 535 KB)
Parking Arrangements - The Galleries Garage (PDF; 172 KB)
State Technical Sub-Committees
Points of Contact
||Name of Sub-committee
||716 652-8480 office
||315-736-3316 extension 5
||Water Quality Sub-committee
||Soil Health Sub-Committee
||607-562-8404 extension 103
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.
Tammy Willis, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
E-mail: Tammy Willis