State Technical Committee (STC)
What is the State Technical Committee?
The State Technical Committee (STC) provides advice on a wide variety of policy issues to NRCS. Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.
What do they do?
Each State Technical Committee recommends criteria and guidelines for agricultural producers regarding new conservation practices and systems not already described in field office technical guides. See STC responsibilities.
Who are the members of the Wisconsin State Technical Committee?
The NRCS State Conservationist determines the membership on the State Technical Committee. Individuals or groups wanting to participate on a State Technical Committee may submit to the NRCS State Conservationist for that State a request that explains their interest and outlines their credentials, which they believe are relevant to becoming a member of the State Technical Committee. Decisions of the NRCS State Conservationist concerning membership on the committee are final and are not subject to appeal.
When do they meet?
The STC usually meets monthly, although the schedule may change as determined by the State Conservationist.
The STC meetings are generally held in the 2nd floor conference room at the USDA Wisconsin headquarters, 8030 Excelsior Drive, Madison, WI 53717. It is our policy not to offer phone-in or teleconferencing options. Meeting attendance is encouraged in person, as the current room acoustics and background noise distractions do not facilitate acceptable conference call reception for these large meetings. Directions to the office.
For more information about the STC and their role, or for a copy of meeting minutes, contact Renae Anderson at (608) 662-4422 x227.