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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 for 2018:

  • June 7

  • September 13

  • December 6

All meetings will be held at Nebraska Extension Office at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln, NE.

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.

March 1, 2018, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

September 7, 2017, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:

June 8, 2017, State Technical Committee Meeting Handouts:


Nebraska NRCS Draft Standards:

This link will take you to the Nebraska NRCS Draft Standards page. The purpose of this page is to allow for public comments and review of modifications to NRCS standards. 

Nebraska State Technical Committee Sub-Committee Meeting:

The 2018 State Technical Committee sub-committee meetings for CSP, EQIP and Wildife are scheduled for April 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Denney Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln NE, Room 397A

​Meeting Agenda​

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.

Local Work Group Meetings:

Nebraska NRCS Local Work Group Meetings
NRD Address Date Time Contact
Central Platte

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

March 15 9:30 am Joe Krolikowski
Lewis & Clark USDA Service Center
102 East Elm
Hartington, NE
March 27 9 am - 2 pm Tyler Specht
Little Blue Little Blue NRD
100 East 6th Street
Davenport, NE
March 8 9:30am-noon Janet Valasek
Lower Big Blue USDA Service Center
2920 East Court Street
Beatrice, NE
TBA in 2018   Kelli Evans
Lower Elkhorn Lower Elkhorn NRD
601 E. Benjamin, Ste #101
Norfolk, NE
March 22 5:30 PM Robin Sutherland
Lower Loup Ord USDA Service Center
1614 North 28th Street
Ord, NE
March 14 1 PM Bryce Bauer
Lower Niobrara Lower Niobrara NRD
410 Walnut Street
Butte, NE
March 22 1 PM Jim Mathine
Lower Platte North  Lower Platte North NRD Office
511 Commercial Park Road
Wahoo, NE
March 8 1-4PM Mark Walkenhorst
Lower Platte South  USDA Service Center
8000 S. 15th, Suite D
Lincoln, NE 
March 14 10 AM Cory Schmidt
Lower Republican  Lower Republican NRD board room
30 North John St.
Alma, NE 
Feb. 28 10 AM Jerry Kovarik
Middle Niobrara Valentine USDA Service Center
518 West HWY 20
Valentine, NE
Feb. 28 9am-noon

Christine Lousias

Middle Republican

USDA Service Center
1400 West 5th Street
McCook, NE

March 8 9am-noon Jason Kennedy
Nemaha Nemaha NRD
62161 HWY 136
Tecumseh, NE
March 22 1 -3 PM Roger Reichmuth
North Platte  North Platte NRD
100547 Airport Road
Scottsbluff, NE
March 15 10am-noon Sarah Gray
Papio - Missouri River  Blair USDA Service Center
1060 Wilber Street
Blair, NE
March 29 9am-noon Neil Jensen
South Platte South Platte NRD
551 Parkland Drive
Sidney, NE
TBA in 2018   Kristin Dickinson
Tri-Basin Tri-Basin NRD Office
1723 North Burlington Street
Holdrege, NE
March 14 1:30 PM Kevin Breece
Twin Platte

Twin Platte NRD board room
Great Western Bank Building
111 South Dewy Street
North Platte, NE

March 20 1:30 PM Mary Reece
Upper Big Blue  USDA Service Center
419 W. 6th Street, Suite 2
York, NE
March 12 10am-noon Josh Bowers
Upper Elkhorn  Upper Elkhorn NRD
310 N. Harrison Street
O'Neill, NE
March 8 10 AM Brandon Peterson
Upper Loup TBA TBA in 2018   Kevin Hood
Upper Niobrara White

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

Mach 26 9am-noon Robin Foulk
Upper Republican 

Upper Republican NRD
511 East 5th Street
Imperial, NE

March 21 1 PM Andy Keep