The North Carolina State Technical Committee (STC) is an advisory group coordinated by the NC State Conservationist to help organize and deliver Farm Bill related program benefits. General meetings of the STC are scheduled four times each year or announced for special program activities.
Subcommittees of the STC are organized to address current issues and details of various Farm Bill programs. Occasionally, ad hoc subcommittees may also be created to address special programs or as determined by the NC State Conservationist. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled to coincide with requirements for implementation of specific programs. The organization of the STC also includes a link to Local Work Groups. Through a locally led process, Local Work Groups also serve an advisory role and may participate in STC meetings.
Per section 1446 of the 1990 Farm Bill, the North Carolina USDA established a technical committee to provide advice for technical considerations and technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of USDA legislation. The committee also helps assure that Civil Rights requirements in Program Delivery are met.
Technical Committees are composed of individuals and groups who represent a diverse group with interests in a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including the following: