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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees ask questions of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Mike Scuse at a town hall meeting in the Jefferson Auditorium at USDA on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. USDA photo by Tom Witham

Nebraska State Technical Committee

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.

The Nebraska State Technical Committee serves 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 Farm Bill conservation programs.

Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist, the Committee is composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers. The Committee also addresses concerns identified by Local Work Groups.

The Committee meets regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice. The Nebraska State Technical Committee fact sheet (see below) has more information on how individuals and groups can become members of the State Technical Committee.

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Nebraska State Technical Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

All State Technical Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted here. All meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in these meetings should contact Tami Nordman at (402) 437-4108 or at or dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

Local Working Groups

Local working groups are organized on Natural Resources District (NRD) boundaries and are comprised of similar representation as the State Technical Committee. The local working group provides advice/recommendation to the NRCS District Conservationist or NRD representative serving as chair. The meetings are an open discussion that focus on identifying local natural resource concerns that can be treated with Farm Bill programs and activities.

Local Working Groups, which may only meet annually (typically in late winter/early spring), review State Technical Committee actions and priorities, and return their recommendations with the local input and/or priorities back to the State Technical Committee. The State Technical Committee will review these recommendations and develop the conservation programs, special initiatives, etc., for that year. Learn more in this Local Working Group Fact Sheet.

The Nebraska Local Workgroup Meetings are held annually in late winter/early spring. These meetings are open for the public to attend. Please click the link below to find the date and location for the meeting near you.

Nebraska 2024 Local Working Group Meetings Scheduled (PDF; 424 KB)

If you would need to request an accommodation, please contact Tami Nordman at (402) 437-4108 or two weeks prior to the meeting to request accommodations (e.g., an interpreter, translator, seating arrangements, etc.) or materials in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape – captioning, etc.).