SWC Commission - Technical Review Committee

The Technical Review Committee (TRC) provides technical advice to the commission on best management practices (BMPs) and assists the Nonpoint Source Pollution Section in developing average costs for the Cost Share Program. General Statute 143-215.74 requires the TRC to meet quarterly to review the progress of the Agriculture Cost Share Program. 

District involvement and participation are very important to the TRC, and the TRC often solicits input by the districts on various issues, including types of BMPs, BMP specifications and average costs. Supervisors, district staff and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) personnel have a standing invitation to attend TRC meetings and participate in the discussions. The TRC meets the first Thursday of the months of February, May, August and November. The TRC holds at least two of its four yearly meetings outside of Raleigh.  If you have any issues you would like the committee to address, please contact any of the members listed below.


Member Affiliation
Kelly Hedgepeth, Chair Division of Soil and Water Conservation
Wayne Buhler Cooperative Extension Service
Vernon Cox N. C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Tim Jones Farm Service Agency
Anne Coan N. C. Farm Bureau Federation
Tom Ellis N. C. State Grange
Matt Flint Assistant State Conservationist, NRCS
Terri Ruch State Conservation Engineer, NRCS
Jeff Young Division of Soil and Water Conservation
Davis Ferguson Division of Soil and Water Conservation
Jessi Baker Division of Marine Fisheries
Benjy Strope Wildlife Resources Commission
Dick Phillips School of Agriculture, N C. A & T State University
Greg Hughes Hertford Soil and Water Conservation District Employee
Wayne Short Fishing Creek (Halifax) Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor


PDF DocumentCurrent members with contact information



TRC Meeting: June 17, 2015 at 9am

L.Y. Ballentine Building
2109 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC

June Meeting Materials

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Meet-Me Number: (919) 733-2416









NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559