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Oregon Technical Advisory Committee

Oregon's Technical Advisory Committee (OTAC)

Committee Purpose and Structure

Per section 1446 of the 1990 Farm Bill, the Oregon USDA established the Oregon State Technical Advisory Committee (OTAC) 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 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist and Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Director co-chair the committee.

Additionally, the State Technical Advisory Committee provides recommendations on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs. Although the OTAC has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

Technical Committees are organized and composed of a number of individuals and groups who represent a diverse mixture of interests in a variety of natural resource, agricultural and wildlife issues.

If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please email or call 503-414-3200.

2022 OTAC Meetings

  • March 3, 2022
  • July 20, 2022
  • December 13, 2022


December OTAC Meeting
The FY2023 Q1 meeting was held December 13, 2022, virtually on Zoom. Presentations given at this meeting are provided below.
Questions? Email Lauren Bennett at

Cory Owens

Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships