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Montana State Technical Committee Meeting - April 2023

Event Date
April 11, 2023
Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, 200 South Pattee Street, Missoula, MT 59802
Big Coulee landscape south of Ryegate, Montana, in Golden Valley County.

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.


Registration not required.

The next meeting of the State Technical Committee is scheduled for April 11, 2023, in Missoula at the Holiday Inn Downtown.

See the agenda below. Contact Kyle Tackett, NRCS assistant state conservationist for partnerships, with any questions or to ask about documents to review before the meeting.

Learn more about the Montana State Technical Committee.

NOTE: Now that the meeting is over, the minutes are also posted below.


April 11, 2023

9:00 am
Opening Remarks

Tom Watson, NRCS State Conservationist

Maureen Wicks, FSA State Executive Director

9:15 am
Community Ag - What's new with NRCS

Brad Holliday, NRCS Community Ag Specialist

9:45 am

Justin Meissner, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Easements

WRE Ranking Question Priorities

ACEP ALE GSS Attachment A

ACEP ALE GSS 10% Cropland Cap

10:15 am
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Kelley Barkell, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Financial Assistance Programs

Review Climate Smart Ag and Forestry practice list and opportunities for additions

10:45 am
11:00 am
Organic Management Practice 823 and Soil Carbon Amendment Practice 808

Kale Gullett, NRCS State Resource Conservationist

Alex Dado, NRCS State Soil Scientist

11:30 am
Western Water and Working Lands Framework

Rob Molacek, NRCS State Conservation Engineer

11:45 am
Non-lethal Predator Conflict Reduction Practices

Gary Burnett, Managing Director, Heart of the Rockies Initiative

12:00 pm
Subcommittee Updates