MACD Fall Convention


The annual MACD Fall Convention was held at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan October 29 - 31, 2018.  The event provided Michigan's conservation community with three days of outstanding educational workshops, field trips and breakout sessions.

Thank you to the over 260 participants and the many speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers that attended!  

Please stop back in the days ahead for session presentations, MACD Annual Meeting results and photos from the event.


2018 Event Agenda

This year the event agenda has been updated, with MACD Regional business meetings and MAEAP technical sessions taking place on Monday, the MACD Annual Meeting beginning at 8:00am on Tuesday and the Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conversation Society field trip scheduled for Wednesday.  See below for highlights of the agenda changes:    

Monday Highlights:

  • + MI Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Annual Meeting and informal field trip
  • + Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) educational             
  •    sessions
  • + Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) educational sessions
  • + MACD State Council and conservation partner presentations 
  • + MACD Region Meetings

Tuesday Highlights:

  • + MACD Annual Meeting - 8:00am Start
  • + Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) educational 
  •    sessions
  • + Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) educational sessions
  • + Conservation District Business Sessions 
  • + Conservation District Technical Sessions 

Wednesday Highlights:

  • + Optional Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) 
  •    educational sessions
  • + Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) educational sessions
  • + Conservation District Business Sessions 
  • + Conservation District Technical Sessions








Convention Details

Date: October 29 - 31, 2018

Location: Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire

Agenda at a Glance

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