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State Technical Committee

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State Technical Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation. Committees are intended to include members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests. Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist in each State, these Committees are composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers.

The Committees meet regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice. Individuals or groups wanting to participate as members on a State Technical Committee may submit requests to the State Conservationist explaining their interest and relevant credentials.

More Information

The NRCS State Technical Committee policy defines the purpose, responsibilities, membership composition, etc. of a Committee.

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 31, 2016 – Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Subcommittee 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
  • May 31, 2016 – Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Subcommittee 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • July 7, 2016 – State Technical Committee CRP Subcommittee (112KB) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information contact Reed Cripps.

Program input is being sought for the federal fiscal year 2017 CSP and EQIP. All interested persons are invited to attend one or both meetings. Subcommittee meetings will be held in the NRCS first floor conference room at 771 Corporate Drive, Lexington, Ky. If you need an accommodation to participate in this meeting, contact Deena Wheby at 859-224-7403 or

Previous Meetings

April 28, 2016
   PowerPoint Presentations

      ACEP-WRE (1.4MB)
      Conservation Innovation Grants (619KB)
      Programs (3.1MB)
      Subcommittee reports and e-mail requests (1.1MB)
      Soil health (13.3 MB)

CRP Sub-committee (August 13, 2015)

April 16, 2015

August 26, 2014

February 13, 2014

June 13, 2013

February 14, 2013

September 6, 2012

May 3, 2012

Working Lands for Wildlife Sub-committee (April 10, 2012)

National Water Quality Initiative Sub-committee (April 10, 2012)

State Contact:

Deena Wheby, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Phone: 859-224-7350