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State Technical Committee

State Technical Committee

Our next State Technical Committee (STC) Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the the Highland/Hills Room behind the RedRossa Italian Grille/Clubhouse Hotel located at 808 W. Sioux Avenue, in Pierre, SD.   The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. The STC serves as an advisor to the NRCS State Conservationist.



The South Dakota State Technical Committee meetings on a quarterly basis to assist in the technical considerations and to develop the technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended. 

The State Technical Committee provides advice on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs.  Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, NRCS shall give strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

Each State Technical Committee will establish criteria and guidelines for evaluating petitions by agricultural producers regarding new conservation practices and systems not already described in field office technical guides.

The South Dakota State Technical Committee consists of individuals who represent a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including:  soil, water, plants, wetlands, and wildlife.