State Technical Committee

State Technical Committee and Local Work Groups


The State Technical Advisory Committee provides recommendations for establishing technical guidelines and program criteria and priorities necessary to carry out conservation provisions of the Farm Bill. Roles and responsibilities include providing advice on issues such as:

  • State program management policies and procedures
  • Technical programmatic recommendations
  • Statewide public information and outreach campaigns
  • Identifying significant statewide natural resource concerns
  • Guidelines for developing ranking criteria for evaluating applications
  • Guidance on eligible conservation practices
  • Technical guidance on conservation practices, including new, innovative practices
  • Cost-share rates and incentive payment limits and methods of payment
  • Identifying, monitoring, and analyzing performance indicators
  • Evaluating and reporting program impacts on natural resources and the environment
  • Coordinating with other Federal, State, Tribal and local public and private activities

The NRCS State Conservationist

  • Acts as Committee Chair
  • Ensures equal representation of interests
  • Seriously considers the Committee's technical advice
  • Provides notice of public meetings

The Committee is composed of individuals representing a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations that include soil, water, air, plants, wetlands, and wildlife.

State Technical Committee Meeting Minutes:

Public Notice: USDA-NRCS State Technical Committee Meeting

The next meeting will be February 11, 2014, from 9am - 1pm 
The meeting room is on the ground floor (Suite 301) of the Westmount Place building, which is located at 3010 North 2nd Street in Phoenix.  Limited parking is available on-site; additional parking can be found at the Phoenix Corporate Center.

The main audience consists of Federal, State, and Tribal agencies, along with other related organizations, but all are invited.  

These meetings are open to the public.  For more information, call 602-280-8808.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).  The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

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