Per section 1446 of the 1990 Farm Bill, the Iowa USDA established a technical committee to provide advice for technical considerations and technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of USDA legislation. The committee also helps assure that Civil Rights requirements in Program Delivery are met. The NRCS State Conservationist chairs the committee.
Additionally, the State Technical Committee provides recommendations on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.
Technical Committees are composed of individuals and groups who represent a diverse group with interests in a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including the following:
- Agricultural Community
- Environmental Community
The following documents require Microsoft PowerPoint. For best results, we recommend downloading the file to your desktop or hard drive. To download, right click on the link, click Save Target As..., name the presentation and save it to a desired location.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - preparing producers for land use and conservation decisions (PPT, 337 KB)
Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill), 9-18-08 (PPT 3.27 MB)
Iowa STC meetings will generally be held on the 6th floor of the Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Room 693A, Des Moines, IA 50309. Meetings are open to the public. Due to security, please have a photo ID ready when entering the building.
Questions about the Iowa State Technical Committee may be addressed to:
Natural Resources Conservation Service
210 Walnut Street, Room 693C
Des Moines, IA 50309
Feb. 18, 2015, Neal Smith Smith Federal Building, Room 693