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Louisiana State Technical Committee

Louisiana State Technical Committee

Staff Contact:
John Pitre
State Resource Conservationist
Phone: (318) 473-7774
Terry Barron
Secretary (Office Automation)
Phone: 318-473-7815
Fax: (318) 473-7603

The Louisiana State Technical Committee (LASTC) is an advisory group coordinated by the Louisiana State Conservationist to help organize and deliver Farm Bill related program benefits. General meetings of the LASTC are scheduled four times each year or announced for special program activities.

Subcommittees of the LASTC are organized to address current issues and details of various Farm Bill programs. Occasionally, ad hoc subcommittees may also be created to address special programs or as determined by the Louisiana State Conservationist. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled to coincide with requirements for implementation of specific programs. The organization of the Louisiana LASTC also includes a link to Local Work Groups. Through a locally led process, Local Work Groups also serve an advisory role and may participate in LASTC meetings.

Information on Future Louisiana State Technical Committee Meeting

Our next State Technical Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the USGS Wetland & Aquatic Research Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana.   Items for discussion will include:

If you should have questions about these meetings, please contact John Pitre, State Resource Conservationist, at (318) 473-7774 or by e-mail at

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities, upon request, at all public meetings, conferences, tours or other events hosted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Terry Barron at 318-473-7815 at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

State Technical Committee Meetings - Minutes and Presentations

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Presentations and Information:

Presentations and Information from the LASTC meeting held on October 21, 2015:

Presentations and Information from the LASTC meeting held on April 23, 2015:

Presentations from the LASTC meeting held on April 10, 2013:

Presentations from the LASTC meeting held on November 28, 2012:

Presentations from the LASTC teleconference meeting held on July 25, 2012:

Presentations from the LASTC meeting held on April 11, 2012: