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Montana State Technical Committee Meeting - March 2024

Event Date
March 5, 2024
See details below.
Missoula, MT
Aerial view of a Custer County, Montana, ranch.

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 is not required.

The State Technical Committee meeting was held March 5, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in Missoula at the Holiday Inn at 200 South Pattee.

The agenda and minutes are posted below. Contact Kyle Tackett, NRCS assistant state conservationist for partnerships, with any questions or to ask about documents to review before and after the meeting.

Learn more about the Montana State Technical Committee.


March 5, 2024

9:30 am
Opening Remarks

Tom Watson, NRCS State Conservationist

Maureen Wicks, FSA State Executive Director

9:45 am
Review Climate Smart Ag and Forestry List

Discuss potential additions to the list.

Kelley Barkell, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Financial Assistance Programs

10:15 am
Engineering Practice Revisions

Is there a need for a water resources subcommittee?

Rob Molacek, NRCS State Conservation Engineer

10:45 am

Review of ranking questions.

Justin Meissner, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Easements

11:15 am
Prescribed Burning

Kevin Derzapf, NRCS State Rangeland Management Specialist

11:30 am
Water Supply Outlook Update

Eric Larson, NRCS Water Supply Specialist

11:45 am
Subcommittee Updates
12:00 pm
Lunch Provided
1:00 pm
Presentation by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Introduction to DEQ and opportunities to reinvigorate the Water Subcommittee.