State Technical Committees provide advice on a number of issues within a variety of USDA conservation programs. Although the Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.
In Indiana, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist serves as the Indiana State Technical Committee (ISTC) Chairperson. ISTC members represent public, private, and non-profit organizations and producers, who serve on four subcommittees. The subcommittees report to the ISTC with their recommendations. The ISTC as a whole makes recommendations to the Indiana NRCS State Conservationist, who makes the final decision regarding program management and implementation of Farm Bill conservation programs.
ISTC Subcommittees for Farm Bill conservation programs include:
Conservation Reserve Program Subcommittee
Environmental Quality Incentives Program Subcommittee
Wetlands Reserve Program Subcommittee
Wildlife Habitat Program Subcommittee
State Technical Committee - Programs Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Indiana NRCS State Office South Conference Room
All interested members are welcome at the meeting to discuss 2019 program decisions for whole ISTC recommendation. The agenda is as followed: