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Montana State Technical Committee Meeting - July 2024

Event Date
July 16, 2024
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Great Falls, MT
Wetland in Gallatin Valley

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.


The next State Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for July 16, 2024, in Great Falls. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn at 1100 5th St South.

The agenda and further details will be posted when they are available prior to the meeting. Contact Kyle Tackett, NRCS assistant state conservationist for partnerships, with any questions or to ask about documents to review before and after the meeting.

Lunch will be provided, so please notify Kyle Tackett if you plan to attend.

Learn more about the Montana State Technical Committee.


9:30 am
Opening Remarks

Tom Watson, Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist

Maureen Wicks, Farm Service Agency State Executive Director

9:45 am
Fiscal Year 2025 deadlines and high priority practices

Kelley Barkell, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Financial Assistance Programs

10:15 am
St. Mary Siphon Update

Rob Molacek, NRCS State Conservation Engineer

10:45 am
Easements - Agricultural Land Easements Ranking Spreadsheet

Justin Meissner, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Easements

11:15 am
Subcommittee Updates
11:30 am
Open Discussion
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Optional soil health field tour near Great Falls