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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:

  • September 9, 2021
  • December 2, 2021

Meeting agendas will be posted here prior to all meetings. All State Technical Committee meetings are open to the public. If you require any special accommodations to participate in these meetings, please contact Tami Nordman at (402) 437-4108 two weeks prior to meeting date.

 

June 4, 2021, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

March 4, 2021, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

December 3, 2020, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

November 24, 2020, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

September 10, 2020, State Technical Meeting Handouts: 

June 4, 2020, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

Nebraska State Technical Committee Sub-Committee Meeting:

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

May 20, 2021, Wildlife Subcommittee Meeting

May 20, 2021, EQIP Subcommittee Meeting

Nov. 5, 2019, Forestry Subcommittee Meeting

Sept. 13, 2018, ACEP Subcommittee Meeting

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

NRD

Address

Date

Time

Contact

Central Platte

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

Feb. 10

9:30 a.m. virtually

Joe Krolikowski

Lewis & Clark

Hartington Golf Course
101 E. Felber Street
Hartington, NE

Feb. 25

12:30 p.m. w/ ZOOM option

Becca Jessen

Little Blue

Little Blue NRD
100 East 6th Street
Davenport, NE

Feb. 16

9:30 a.m.

Janet Valasek

Lower Big Blue

USDA Service Center
2920 East Court Street
Beatrice, NE

Feb. 3

10 a.m.

Kelli Evans

Lower Elkhorn

Lower Elkhorn NRD
1508 Square Turn Blvd
Norfolk, NE 

Feb. 11

5:30-7 p.m. via ZOOM

Robin Sutherland

Lower Loup

Lower Loup NRD
410 2620 Airport Drive
Ord, NE

Feb. 18

10 a.m. via ZOOM

Bryce Bauer

Lower Niobrara

Lower Niobrara NRD
410 Walnut Street
Butte, NE

Feb. 9

1-3 p.m.

Jim Mathine

Lower Platte North 

Lake Wahahoo Educational Building
Wahoo, NE

Feb. 18

1-4 p.m.

Mark Walkenhorst

Lower Platte South 

Lincoln USDA Service Center
8000 S. 15 Street, Suite D
Lincoln, NE

Feb. 25

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cory Schmidt

Lower Republican 

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

Feb. 4

10 a.m.

Jerry Kovarik

Middle Niobrara

Middle Niobrara NRD Office
303 E Hwy 20
Valentine, NE

Feb. 24 & 25

 

 

Feb. 24 in Valentine at the MNNRD Office
Feb. 25 in Ainsworth at the Community Center.

Both meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. Central Time

Christine Lousias

Middle Republican

USDA Service Center
1400 West 5th Street
McCook, NE

Feb. 22

1:30 p.m.

Jason Kennedy

Nemaha

Nemaha NRD
62161 HWY 136
Tecumseh, NE

Feb. 10 & 24

5:30-7:30 p.m. on the 10th & (-11 a.m on the 24th - both held virtually via ZOOM

Jeremiah Schutz

North Platte 

North Platte NRD
100547 Airport Road
Scottsbluff, NE

Feb. 11

12:30 MT

Sarah Gray

Papio - Missouri River 

Blair USDA Service Center
1060 Wilber Street
Blair, NE

Feb. 24

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Andy Bohnenkamp

South Platte

South Platte NRD
551 Parkland Drive
Sidney, NE

Feb. 23

TBA depending on COVID restrictions.

Kristin Dickinson

Tri-Basin

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

Feb. 24

2 p.m.

Cammie Kerner

Twin Platte

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

Feb. 2

1:30 CT via ZOOM

Mary Reece

Upper Big Blue 

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

Feb. 4

10-11:30 a.m. (virtual only)

Josh Bowers

Upper Elkhorn 

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

Feb. 10

10 a.m.

Brandon Peterson

Upper Loup

Upper Loup NRD
39252 Hwy 2
Thedford, NE

 

Feb. 24

10 a.m.

Kevin Hood

Upper Niobrara White

Upper Niobrara White NRD conference room
430 East Second Street
Chadron, NE

Feb. 4

10 a.m. Alliance NRCS office
& 2 p.m. Chadron NRCS office

Robin Foulk

Upper Republican 

Upper Republican NRD
511 East 5th Street
Imperial, NE

March 3

1:30 p.m. MT

Andy Keep