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Meeting Information

New Jersey State Technical Committee 

  • Meeting Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:00 AM

  • Location: USDA-NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Avenue 4th Floor, Somerset, NJ 08873

Meeting Agenda (download the PDF): 

  • 10:00 Welcome - Carrie Lindig, NRCS
  • 10:10 June Meeting Minutes review and acceptance: Correct minutes as needed - Christine Hall, NRCS
  • 10:15 2016 Program year in review: Are changes needed for the future?  - Fran Grasso, NRCS
  • 10:30 Farm Service Agency Program Update CRP, CREP, SAFE Activity: Discussion on Farm Bill cap for CRP acres - Nancy Coles, FSA
  • 10:40 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Update: Discuss needs and opportunities for next round RCPP - Carrie Lindig, NRCS
  • 10:50 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) – new and completely revamped for 2017: Identify top priority resource concerns for CSP -Fran Grasso & Christine Hall, NRCS
  • 11:10 NRCS Farmland Preservation Program – Subdivision on Preserved Farms: Discuss if subdividing NRCS easements should be allowed - Lauren Lapczynski, NRCS
  • 11:25 Conservation Innovation Grant Presentation - Standard Bio Energy: “Energy Conservation and Protection of Environmental Resources through Equine Farm Agricultural Waste to Energy System” - Discuss other options for use of pelletized equine manure - Michael Flanagan and Tim Jones, Standard Bio Energy
  • 11:40 Urban / Organic Subcommittee: Updates and insights from Rutgers and NRCS - Discuss ideas and opportunities to expand Urban Conservation efforts. - Laura Lawson, Rutgers (invited)  Chad Cherefko & Austin Drager, NRCS
  • 12:10 NRCS Program Training for Partners: Decide if additional training is needed - Carrie Lindig, NRCS
  • 12:20 Conservation Planning for Partners - training recap and next steps: Decide what additional training is needed - Christine Hall, NRCS
  • 12:30 New and Revised Conservation Practice Standards for FY17: Review standards to be update and determine if committee wants to review any of them - Christine Hall & Dave Lamm, NRCS
  • 12:35 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Survey: Identify outreach opportunities to farmers - Bruce Eklund, NASS
  • 12:40 Open Discussion - Carrie Lindig, NRCS
  • 12:55 Next Meeting Date - Carrie Lindig, NRCS
  • 1:00  Adjourn                               

For information about this meeting contact USDA-NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Avenue, 4th Floor, Somerset NJ 08873.

Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. 

  • ACEP – Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
  • ALE - Agricultural Land Easements
  • AMA – Agricultural Management Assistance Program
  • CAP – Conservation Activity Plan
  • CIG – Conservation Innovation Grant
  • CRP – Conservation Reserve Program
  • CREP - Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
  • CStP – Conservation Stewardship Program
  • EQIP - Environmental Quality Incentives Program
  • EWP- Emergency Watershed Protection
  • HFRP - Healthy Forest Reserve Program
  • RCPP - Regional Conservation Partnership Program
  • SAFE - State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement
  • WLFW - Working Lands for Wildlife
  • WRE - Wetlands Reserve Easements


The New Jersey State Technical Committee is chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist who can be contacted at the following address:

Carrie Lindig, State Conservationist
220 Davidson Avenue, 4th Floor
Somerset NJ 08873
Phone: 732-537-6040
E-mail: Carrie Lindig at

For More Information

If you need more information about the State Technical Committee or any other NRCS program, please contact your local USDA Service Center, listed in the telephone book under U.S. Department of Agriculture, or your local conservation district.

The following document requires Adobe Acrobat.
State Technical Committee Fact Sheet - A Seat at the Table for Conservation Policy (1337 kb)


This page last updated November 7, 2016