State meeting logo.jpg

Join us as we celebrate 80 years of conservation in Oklahoma!

Feb. 25-27, 2018

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center



Tuesday February 27, 2018

7:30 a.m. - Past Presidents Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Pesticide Applicators Workshop
8:00 a.m. - OACDE Training Sessions including financial management with excel; Staying Safe, Motivated & Connected; Soil Stewardship Education
8:30 a.m. - General Session II
Regenerative Agriculture:  Staying the Course
(For individuals wanting to attend Tuesday only, register here.)

9:00 a.m. - Rebuilding Our Soils with Keith Berns, CEO of Green Cover Seed
9:45 a.m. - Holistic Management: Lessons Learned & Opportunities for Success with Gail Fuller
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Managing a Mixed Crop, Pasture, and Livestock System with Jim Johnson & Russ Jackson
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:15 p.m. - Managing Grazing to Regenerate Soil Health & Farm Livelihoods with Dr. Richard Teague
1:15 p.m. - Conserving Healthy Biological Communities with Dr. Jonathan Lundgren
2:15 p.m. - Break
2:30 p.m. - Beneficial Insect & Pollinator Panel: Oklahoma Research
3:00 p.m. - The Living Soil Sponge: Can Soil Biology Prevent Flooding and Drought with Didi Pershouse, Soil Carbon Coalition
4:15 p.m. - Farm to Food Bank
4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Sunday February 25, 2018

1:00 p.m. - Registration, trade show and silent auction set-up, and OACDE Executive Board Meeting
1:30 p.m. - State Speech Contest Divison I & II
2:00 p.m. - OACD Resolutions Committee Meeting
2:30 p.m. - Conservation Leadership Class 2018 Meeting
3:00 p.m. - OACD Nominations Commitee Meeting
4:00 p.m. - Youth Awards Program
5:00 p.m. - Inspiration Hour
8:00 p.m. - Happy Birthday, Conservation! Celebration with Congressman Frank Lucas

Monday February 26, 2018

7:00 a.m. - OACDE Breakfast, Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. - Trade Show & Silent Auction Open
9:00 a.m. - General Session I
9:15 a.m. - Auxiliary Business Meeting & Make-n-Take Workshop “The Goat Farmer’s Wife” Bath Bombs
10:15 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions:
A) Why Districts Should be Involved in Conservation Planning
B) Policy Planning Beyond Politics
11:00 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions:
A) Locally Led
B) Conservation for All - Tribal Resource Policy Group, Opportunities for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers & Ranchers, the Heifer Project
Noon - Partnership Awards Lunch
Invited Speakers: Leonard Jordan, Acting NRCS Chief & Michael Crowder, NACD 2nd Vice President
1:20 p.m. - Break
1:30 p.m. - Innovations in Conservation a Tech Round Robin
3:00 p.m. - NRCS, OACD, and OACDE Business Meetings
6:00 p.m. - Legislative Reception
7:00 p.m. - Legislative Awards Banquet
                         Live Auction to Follow


Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center
741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Reservation Deadline:  Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Room Rate: $109/night

To make a hotel reservation, call Embassy Suites at 1-405-239-3900 and reserve the number of rooms your group will need.

  • Group code:  "ACD"
  • Group name:  "Oklahoma Association Conservation Districts"

See meeting registration packet for more details.

Overflow Hotel Options:

Renaissance Oklahoma City/Downtown
10 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Room Rate: $95/night
Book your group rate online.

Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown-Bricktown
209 N Walnut Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Room Rate:  $95/night
Group Code:  OACD
Phone:  (405) 605-2100


All attendees must register using the registration form below. Please complete the form and mail with payment to:
c/o Larry Wright
401 N. Bryan Street
Weatherford, OK 73096-5611

Pre-registration deadline:  Feb. 9, 2018
*No refunds after Feb. 16.

Soil HEalth TRack

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Regenerative Agriculture:  Staying the Course
For individuals wanting to only attend the Tuesday sessions, register online here.


Place your business in front of Conservation District Directors, their employees and agriculture and conservation professionals from all across Oklahoma at the 2018 OACD State Meeting.

Exhibitor registration deadline:  Feb. 20, 2018