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Big Coulee landscape south of Ryegate, Montana, in Golden Valley County.

Montana State Technical Committee

State Technical Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation.

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.

Organic kale grown at Harlequin Produce.

Montana State Technical Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Montana State Technical Committee is scheduled for November 6, 2024.

Montana State Technical Committee Membership

The Montana State Technical Committee will include agricultural producers, nonindustrial private forest landowners, and other professionals who represent a variety of conservation and agricultural interests. The committee will include representatives from among the following, if willing to serve:

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Farm Service Agency
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • The State fish and wildlife agency
  • The State forester or equivalent state official 
  • The State water resources agency 
  • The State department of agriculture 
  • The State association of soil and water conservation districts
  • Agricultural producer representing the crops and livestock raised within Montana
  • Owners of nonindustrial private forest land
  • Nonprofit organizations (as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) that demonstrate conservation expertise and experience working with agricultural producers in the State
  • Agribusiness
  • The State Cooperative Extension Service and Land Grant University
  • Each of the Federally recognized American Indian Tribal Governments
  • Farm Service Agency State Committee
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Rural Development
  • Risk Management Agency

The NRCS state conservationist will invite other relevant government agencies, organizations, and persons, knowledgeable about economic and environmental impacts of conservation programs, to participate as needed.

Kyle Tackett

Assistant State Conservationist for partnerships