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State Technical Committee

State Technical Committee

Visit the News page on this website for information about the most current State Technical Committee (STC) Meeting and scheduling.   The meeting is open to the public. The STC serves as an advisor to the NRCS State Conservationist.


The South Dakota State Technical Committee meetings on a quarterly basis to assist in the technical considerations and to develop the technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended. 

The State Technical Committee provides advice on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs.  Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, NRCS shall give strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

Each State Technical Committee will establish criteria and guidelines for evaluating petitions by agricultural producers regarding new conservation practices and systems not already described in field office technical guides.

The South Dakota State Technical Committee consists of individuals who represent a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including:  soil, water, plants, wetlands, and wildlife.