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South Dakota State Technical Committee

The South Dakota State Technical Committee meetings on a quarterly basis to assist in the technical considerations and to develop the technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended. 

The State Technical Committee provides advice on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs.  Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, NRCS shall give strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

Each State Technical Committee will establish criteria and guidelines for evaluating petitions by agricultural producers regarding new conservation practices and systems not already described in field office technical guides.

The South Dakota State Technical Committee consists of individuals who represent a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including:  soil, water, plants, wetlands, and wildlife.

State Technical Committee Meetings dates are announced on our news page and listed on the events section of the website.

State Technical Committee Minutes 8-17-22

State Technical Committee meetings on YouTube

August 17, 2022 State Technical Committee Meeting