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Monday. June 4, 2018 

9:00 - 11:00am 
MAEAP Database for Newbies 
11:15am - 12:40pm
Opening Lunch & Conservation Presentation 

12:40 - 1:00pm 
Conservation Partnership Group Photo and Stretch Break

1:00 - 2:00pm 
General Session: Conservation Partnership Program Updates

2:15 - 3:15pm   
Breakout Sessions A

- CD success Stories Across the State

- Land Ownership Structures

- Interagency Opportunities for Invasive    Species Control 

- MI Shoreland Stewards Program: A Tool for Assisting Lake Associations

- Web-based Mapping Analysis Tools to  Assist Farmers with Conservation  Assessment and Planning Support

- Legislative Advocacy tentative

  • 3:15 - 4:15pm 
Community Conservations and Networking Break

4:15 - 5:15pm 
Breakout Sessions B
Section 319/CMI Grants - Opportunities To Implement Watershed Management Plans

The Conservation Partnership Draft Cooperative Working Agreement

Social Media - tentative

Conservation Easements

Directing for Success

SIGMA Vendor Self Service - tentative

5:30 - 6:15pm 
Social Hour

6:45 - 7:30pm 
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  Tuesday, June 5, 2018

7:00 - 7:50am

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8:00 - 8:50am
Breakout Sessions A
- NRCS Update

- MAEAP Update

- District Director Roundtable

FBB Roundtable

- FAP Update and Roundtable

CTAI Update
9:00 - 9:50am  
Breakout Sessions B
- Coordinated Employee Development Strategies

- MAEAP Roundtable

- Timber and Income Tax - Part I

Invasive Species tentative

- Watershed Session - tentative

- Freedom of Information Act - What You Need To Know

10:20 - 11:10am  
Breakout Sessions C
- Effective use of Conservation Planning and Programs

Whats Wrong with this Picture

- Timber and Income Tax - Part II

Invasive Species - tentative

- QB Payroll, Taxes and Tax Reporting-Part I

- Conservation District Plant Materials Program

11:20am - 12:10pm  
Breakout Sessions D
- New Technologies for Planning Software and Practice Certifications

- The Science of GMOs

- Understanding Taxable Value Affidavit in the Qualified Forest Program

- Dam Safety - Living with Dams: Knowing your Risks

FSA Programs

QB Payroll, Taxes and Tax Reporting - Part IICoaching to Develop and Retain Top Talent - tentative

12:30 - 1:45pm                                  
Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Mike Brown, Executive Director of the National Association of State Conservation Agencies

2:00 - 4:00pm
State Council Meeting




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Date: June 4 - 5, 2018 

Location: Bay City, DoubleTree by Hilton

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