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Rhode Island State Technical Committee Meeting - 18 July 2024

Event Date
July 18, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Fee Description
A meeting in a conference room

The Rhode Island NRCS State Technical Committee meeting will be held Thursday, July 18, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via videoconference.


The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required so that participants can be provided with a link to access the meeting. To register, please contact Jermaine Jenkins, Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations, at 401-822-8824 or

What is a State Technical 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. 

State Technical Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation. Committees are intended to include members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests.

Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist in each state, these committees are composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers.

The Committees meet regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice. Individuals or groups wanting to participate as members on the Rhode Island State Technical Committee may submit requests to the State Conservationist, R. Phou Vongkhamdy, explaining their interest and relevant credentials.

The meeting is open to the public. Learn more about State Technical Committees.


Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am
Phou Vongkhamdy, Rhode Island State Conservationist
9:40 am

NRCS Updates

10:00 am
NRCS Programs, Bruni Velez, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
10:20 am
Ecological Sciences, Cassius Spears, Jr., State Resource Conservationist
10:40 am
Emergency Watershed Protection & Flood Prevention Operations, Darrell Moore, State Conservation Engineer
11:00 am
NRCS Field Operations, Jermaine Jenkins, Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations


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