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NRCS State Technical Committee to hold Meeting September 16

Contact: Colette Kessler, State Public Affairs Officer | Phone: (605) 220-1765


NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS), Huron, S.D., Sept 4, 2020– The Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold their regularly scheduled session of the State Technical Committee (STC) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, which will be held in person and also virtually via Microsoft Teams video chat software for those that are unable to attend in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The link for the Microsoft Teams Meeting will be posted on the news page of the SD NRCS Web site ( a few days prior to the meeting. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. CDT. Based on the tentative agenda, the meeting may run for approximately one to two hours.

The tentative agenda items for the September 16, 2020, meeting will include:

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Congressional Staff Updates
  • Soil Health
  • Agricultural Drainage Decision Tool
  • Conservation Implementation Strategy
  • Program Updates
  • Environmental Quality Incentive Program
  • Conservation Steward Program
  • Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
  • Emergency Watershed Program – Floodplain Easements
  • Water Bank
  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program
  • Emergency Watershed Protection Program
  • Conservation Reserve Program
  • South Dakota Wetland/HEL Compliance Update
  • Other

Join the "TEAMS" meeting here.

If you have any additional topics you would like to see included, please contact Kathy Irving, Secretary, Huron State Office, at (605) 352-1200, or via e-mail at

For more information regarding the meeting, please call our office; or leave a message on our 24-hour Voicemail messaging service by dialing 1-800-872-7502, Extension 1205, or visit the NRCS Web site at

Persons needing special accommodations should contact Kathy Irving at least one week in advance of the meeting date.