NB_450_19_4 - NB 450-19-4 TCH – Call for Innovative Technology Demonstrations at the 2019 Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting
NB 450-19-4 TCH – Call for Innovative Technology Demonstrations at the 2019 Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting
National Bulletin: 450-19-4 Date: April 25, 2019
Subject: TCH – Call for Innovative Technology Demonstrations at the 2019 Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting


Action Requested by: May 24, 2019
 
Purpose.  To request participation in the NRCS Innovative Technology Demonstrations at the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) meeting.   
 
Expiration Date.  December 31, 2019
 
Background.  This is a request for submissions for a NRCS 1-day innovative technologies showcase at the annual SWCS meeting. The SWCS meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, July 28-31, 2019. The workshop will be held on July 30. Innovations of interest include those methods and tools that expand the agency’s efforts in one or more of the following areas: soil health, farm and ranch extreme weather event resiliency, mobile planning, source water protection, wildlife and forest land habitat enhancements, and conservation planning efficiency.
 
Explanation.  Applications to demonstrate the technology will be evaluated based on its applicability to work at the field or State level, ability to make conservation planning or implementation more efficient, and ability to better relate to our customers’ needs. To apply, please send a brief one-page description of your innovation in the attached application format by May 24, 2019, to Shaun McKinney, Director, West National Technology Center, at shaun.mckinney@por.usda.gov.  Those who are selected will present their technology at the SWCS meeting.

Thank you for your continued commitment to conservation.
 
Contact.  Questions regarding this bulletin should be directed to Shaun McKinney, Director, West National Technology Center, at shaun.mckinney@por.usda.gov.
 
 

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DIANE GELBURD
Deputy Chief for Science and Technology


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SHARIF BRANHAM
Acting Deputy Chief for Soil Survey and Resource Assessment
 
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