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Celebrating 80 years of conservation in Oklahoma!

Feb. 25-27, 2018

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center

 


MEETING AGENDA

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


Thank you to our 2018 State Meeting Sponsors!

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Oklahoma Water Survey at the University of Oklahoma

Prairie Seed

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Presentations

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