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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. 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 detailed STC responsibilities here.

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?

Meetings are generally scheduled bi-monthly, on the third Thursday of the month.  Start time is usually 9:30 am.  Meetings are held at the USDA-NRCS Wisconsin State Office at 8030 Excelsior Drive, Madison, Wis. 53717, 2nd floor conference room.

2015 Meeting Schedule

2016 Meeting Schedule

January 15, 2015 January 21, 2016
March 19, 2015 March 17, 2016
May 21, 2015 May 19, 2016
July 16, 2015  CANCELED July 21, 2016
September 17, 2015 September 15, 2016
November 19, 2015 November 18, 2016

*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