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State Technical Committee

​Nebraska State Technical Committee

The Nebraska State Technical Committee serves 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 Farm Bill conservation programs.

Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist, the Committee is composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers. The Committee also addresses concerns identified by Local Work Groups.

The Committee meets regularly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice. The Nebraska State Technical Committee fact sheet has more information on how individuals and groups can become members of the State Technical Committee.

Upcoming Nebraska State Technical Committee Meetings:

  • Dec. 1, 2022

Meeting agendas will be posted here prior to all meetings. All State Technical Committee meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in these meetings should contact Tami Nordman at (402) 437-4108, or dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.


Sept. 8, 2022 - State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:


June 2, 2022, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

March 3, 2022, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

Dec. 2, 2021, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

Sept. 9, 2021, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

June 3, 2021, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

Nebraska State Technical Committee Sub-Committee Meetings

The State Technical Committee sub-committee meetings for CSP, EQIP and Wildlife are typically scheduled in the spring. Check here for specific dates and location and for past meeting minutes.

May 12, 2022, EQIP Sub-committee Meeting

May 12, 2022, Wildlife Subcommittee Meeting

Sept. 13, 2018, ACEP Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

2018 Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

Nebraska Local Work Groups:

Local working groups are organized on Natural Resources District (NRD) boundaries and are comprised of similar representation as the State Technical Committee. The local working group provides advice/recommendation to the NRCS District Conservationist or NRD representative serving as chair. The meetings are an open discussion that focus on identifying local natural resource concerns that can be treated with Farm Bill programs and activities.

Local Working Groups, which may only meet annually (typically in late winter/early spring), review State Technical Committee actions and priorities, and return their recommendations with the local input and/or priorities back to the State Technical Committee. The State Technical Committee will review these recommendations and develop the conservation programs, special initiatives, etc., for that year. Learn more by reading the Local Working Group Fact Sheet.

*Due to COVID19, some Local Working Group meeting locations may be moved or changed to virtual. Please contact the District Conservationist listed here under "contact" to confirm meeting location or obtain a link to participate virtually.

Nebraska NRCS Local Work Group Meetings






Central Platte

Central Platte NRD boardroom
215 N. Kauffman Ave.
Grand Island, NE

March 10

9:30 a.m. via TEAMS

Joe Krolikowski

Lewis & Clark

Hartington Country Club
710 West Clubhouse Drive

March 23

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Becca Jessen

Little Blue

Little Blue NRD
100 East 6th Street
Davenport, NE

March 30

9:30 a.m.

Janet Valasek

Lower Big Blue

USDA Service Center
2920 East Court Street
Beatrice, NE

Feb. 23

10 a.m. - noon

Kelli Evans

Lower Elkhorn

Lower Elkhorn NRD
1508 Square Turn Blvd
Norfolk, NE 

Feb. 24

5 - 7 p.m.

Robin Sutherland

Lower Loup

Lower Loup NRD
410 2620 Airport Drive
Ord, NE

March 30

10 a.m. - noon

Bryce Bauer

Lower Niobrara

NRCS Field Office
108 West North Street
Spencer, NE

March 17

1:30 p.m.

Jim Mathine

Lower Platte North 

Lake Wahahoo Educational Building
Wahoo, NE

March 10

1-4 p.m.

Mark Walkenhorst

Lower Platte South 

Lower Platte South NRD
3125 Portia Street
Lincoln, NE

March 30

10 a.m. - noon

Cory Schmidt

Lower Republican 

Lower Republican NRD board room
30 North John St.
Alma, NE 

March 3

10 a.m.

Jerry Kovarik

Middle Niobrara

March 14 - MNNRD Office in Valentine
March 17 - Ainsworth Community Center 

March 14 & March 17

6 - 8 p.m.


Christine Lousias

Middle Republican

USDA Service Center
1400 West 5th Street
McCook, NE

March 9

1:30 p.m.

Jason Kennedy


Tecumseh Fire Hall
1110 Buffalo Drive

March 24

1-3:30 PM

Jeremiah Schutz

North Platte 

North Platte NRD
100547 Airport Road
Scottsbluff, NE

March 10

12:30-2:30 MT

Georgette Jordening

Papio - Missouri River 

Blair USDA Service Center
1060 Wilber Street
Blair, NE

March 3

10-11:30 a.m.

Andy Bohnenkamp

South Platte

South Platte NRD
551 Parkland Drive
Sidney, NE

March 23

10 a.m. MT

Kristin Dickinson


Tri-Basin NRD Office
1723 North Burlington Street
Holdrege, NE

March 31

9 a.m.

Cammie Kerner

Twin Platte

North Platte USDA Service Center
1202 S. Cottonwood, Suite 1
North Platte, NE

March 30

1:30 p.m. CT

Carol Eakins

Upper Big Blue 

Upper Big Blue NRD
319 E. 25th Street
York, NE

March 15

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Josh Bowers

Upper Elkhorn 

Upper Elkhorn NRD
310 N. Harrison Street
O'Neill, NE

March 24

10 a.m. - noon

Brandon Peterson

Upper Loup

Upper Loup NRD
39252 Hwy 2
Thedford, NE


March 23

10 a.m.

Kevin Hood

Upper Niobrara White

On-line via on-demand video stream

March 1-March 11

Link available HERE under "events"

Robin Foulk

Upper Republican 

Upper Republican NRD
511 East 5th Street
Imperial, NE

March 16

1:30 p.m. MT

Andy Keep