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New Mexico State Technical Committee

What is a State Technical Committee?

Every state has an NRCS State Technical Committee. The State Technical Committee advises the State Conservationist on technical guidelines necessary to implement the conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.

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.

The meeting is open to the public.

Next State Technical Committee Meeting: TBA

Last State Technical Committee Meeting: April 30, 2024 

April 30, 2024, Agenda:

Final Meeting Minutes:


Web Event:


ARCHIVED: New Mexico State Technical Committee Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Presentations

State Technical Committee Membership List:

New Mexico Environment Department
New Mexico Game and Fish
United States Forest Service
Bureau of Land Management
State Land Office
Fish and Wildlife Service
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts
Farm Service Agency
New Mexico State Forestry
New Mexico State University
Playa Lake Joint Venture
Pheasants Forever
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Western Landowners Association
New Mexico Acequia Association
New Mexico Land Conservancy

Kenneth Branch

Assistant State Conservationist for Programs