81st Annual OACD Meeting


Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts
“Charting the Course”

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center

February 24, 25 & 26, 2019

Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2019 OACD State Meeting!

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Meeting Registration

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

Everyone must pay a registration fee. Please complete the registration form and mail payment to OACD. Please note there is 4 percent credit card processing fee. If you need a receipt, please indicate so when mailing your packet.

Download Meeting Registration Form

Please mail your registration form and check made payable to OACD to:
PO Box 2775
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

No refunds will be made after Feb. 15, 2019.

Soil Health Track - Tuesday Only Registration

Tuesday, Feb. 26 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. | $100 Registration Fee ($110 onsite)

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts is proud to bring world class soil health experts to Oklahoma City on Tuesday Feb. 26 for an interactive workshop. This event features farmers and ranchers with expertise in cotton, soybeans, cattle, and more! The Tuesday Soil Health Track offers 4 CEUs for Soil & Water Management and Crop Management.

Hotel Reservations


Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center

741 N Phillips Avenue.
The hotel offers complimentary made-to-order breakfast, cocktail hour and a free shuttle to Bricktown.

Room Rate: $110/night
Book by February 8th at 5 p.m. If you make reservations after this date, they may charge you a higher rate.
Click Here To Book.
Toll Free Reservations Line: 1-800-445-8667

Reservation Information for Districts:
1. To make a reservation please call 1-405-239-3900. The group code is “AC2” and group name is “Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts.”

2. If you are booking rooms for multiple people, please follow up by sending an email detailing the entire list of rooms, name of guests, and dates of their stay to Sara Yarbrough at sara.yarbrough@prismhotels.com This is the only way that the hotel will accept a check as a method of payment. You must email this list to Sara Yarbrough prior to your arrival in order to pay by check. You will be required to complete a credit card authorization form from the hotel. No purchase orders will be accepted.

3. Do NOT include any NRCS staff on your reservation list. NRCS must follow their own guidelines for booking a hotel room and registering for the meeting.

4. Parking is limited. Please consider carpooling.

Overflow Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown

300 East Sheridan, Oklahoma City
Room Rate: $95/night
Group Name: OACD State Conference
Group Code: ACD
Phone Number: 1-405-232-3600
Make an online reservation.


Tuesday February 26, 2019

  • Tuesday session offers 4 CEUs for Soil & Water Management and Crop Management

7:00 a.m. - Past Presidents Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - Soil Health Track Registration Open

8:30 a.m. - Making Changes to Make a Profit - Steve Tucker

9:30 a.m. - From Soil Health to Sustainable Agriculture -Dan Prevost

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - Biotic Farming Applications - Brendon Rockey

11:45 a.m. - Lunch

Noon - Oklahoma Healthy Soils Success Stories - Question & Answer Session

1:00 p.m. - Raising Sustainable Cotton with Furrow Irrigation - Adam Chappell

2:00 p.m. - Break

2:15 p.m. - Soil Health Experience - John Lee

3:15 p.m. - Carbon to Cash: Soil Health Activity - Brendon Rockey

4:15 p.m. - NRCS Staff Training with Brendon Rockey

Sunday February 24, 2019

1:00 p.m. - Registration, trade show and silent auction setup and OACDE Executive Board Meeting

1:30 p.m. - State Speech Contest Divison I & II

2:00 p.m. - OACD Resolutions Committee Meeting

3:00 p.m. - OACD Nominations Commitee Meeting

4:00 p.m. - Youth Awards Program

5:00 p.m. - Inspiration Hour

6:00 p.m. - Conservation Leadership Class & CARE Champion Networking Reception (by invitation only)

8:00 p.m. - OACDE Game Night

Monday February 25, 2019

7:00 a.m. - OACDE Breakfast, Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. - Trade Show & Silent Auction Open

9:00 a.m. - General Session I - Power up your Conservation District

10:15 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions:
A) Long Term Planning for Districts
B) Connecting with New Legislators
C) Farm Bill 2018

11:00 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions:
A) Long Term Planning Part II
B) Monarch Initiative: A Partnership Action
C) Conservation Historical Society

Noon - Partnership Awards Lunch
Invited Speakers:
Tim Palmer, NACD President
Matt Lohr, NRCS Chief

1:30 p.m. - Break

1:30 p.m. - Auxiliary Board Meeting

1:45 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions:
A) Keeping Districts Safe from Fraud - State Auditor Cindy Byrd
B) Tribal Conservation Partnership with Districts and NRCS

2:00 p.m. - Auxiliary Program - depart from hotel lobby

2:30 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions:
A) NRCS District Conservationist Meeting
B) Legal Responsibilities of Districts

3:00 p.m. - NRCS, OACD and OACDE Business Meetings

6:00 p.m. - Legislative Reception

7:00 p.m. - Legislative Awards Banquet

Sponsor/Vendor Infomation

Place your business in front of hundreds of agriculture producers, conservation professionals and others interested in conserving Oklahoma’s natural resources at the 81st Annual OACD State Meeting.

Download a vendor packet.

Rainmaker $2,500

Includes two tables in the exhibit area, 6 registrations for the meeting, 6 legislative banquet reservations, 6 Monday lunch reservations, 6 Tuesday lunch reservations, company logo on all conference materials, recognition in all press releases, company logo on OACD website, company logo on sponsor boards, company logo in program, company/organization recognition during the legislative banquet, and information about your organization placed in each registration packet

Legislative $4,500 Exclusive or $1,5oo Joint Sponsorship

Limited to three (3) sponsors. Includes company logo on invitation to legislators for legislative reception and banquet, 2 legislative banquet reservations, company recognition during legislative banquet.

Harvester $1,000

Limited to three (3) sponsors. Includes company logo on invitation to legislators for legislative reception and banquet, 2 legislative banquet Includes one table in the exhibit area, 4 registrations for the meeting, 4 legislative banquet reservations, 4 Monday lunch reservations, 4 Tuesday lunch reservations, company recognition on sponsor boards, company recognition in the program, company listing during legislative banquet, company listing on OACD website.company recognition during legislative banquet.

Cultivator $500

Includes one table in the exhibit area, 2 registrations for the meeting, 2 legislative banquet reservations,2 Monday lunch reservations, 2 Tuesday lunch reservations, company listing on sponsor board, company listing in the program, listing on OACD website.

Exhibitor $250

Includes one table in the exhibit area and 1 registration for the meeting only. No meals are included, but may be purchased separately.

Silent Auction

OACD is hosting a silent and live auction at the annual meeting. OACD, OACDE, and the Auxiliary will sponsor the event. The silent auction will be held Sunday and Monday. The live auction will be at the conclusion of the legislative banquet Monday evening. If you would like to donate any item(s) for the auction, please contact Don Bartolina at 405.415.4602 or simply bring the items to the registration table on the day of the meeting.

Registration Deadline

Deadline to register for an Exhibit Space is February 20, 2019.


Contact Sarah Blaney at 517.763.8609 or sarahblaney@okconservation.org.