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Utah State Technical Advisory 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. 

What is the State Technical Advisory Committee?

The Utah State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation.

Chaired by NRCS State Conservationist Emily Fife, 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 meets regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice.

How can I be involved? 

Meetings of the STAC are open to the public and will be given the opportunity to address the committee and present their opinions and recommendations. Meeting information is posted on this web site. 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. For more information about the STAC and their role, contact Kia Earl at (801) 524-4555 or