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Monday. June 4, 2018 

9:00 - 11:00am 

MAEAP Database 101 for New Users

QuickBooks for New Users


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

- Your Land, Your Options

- Effective Communications with Policy Makers

- Assisting Landowners with Invasive Species Issues

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

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

  • 3:15 - 3:30pm 
  • Networking Break

  • 3:30 - 5:30pm 
  • FieldTrip: Star of the West - Richville Agronomy
  • Join us for a tour of Star of the West - Richville Agronomy facility on Monday, June 4 at 3:30pm. Learn about what it takes to put together a fertilizer prescription for a crop using GPS soil testing and help a farm with a variable rate application. Network with Ag Industry, Conservation District and Partner Staff. This tour is limited to the first 56 that sign up, so register today. 
  • Cost: $5.00 per person.

  • 3:30 - 4:30pm 
  • Community Conversations
  • New this year, we will have mini breakouts in a wide variety of topics. Attendees will move around the sessions to the topic of their choice.

  • 3:30 - 3:40pm
  • Community Conversations - Session 1

  • 3:45 - 3:55pm
  • Community Conversations - Session 2

  • 4:00 - 4:10pm 
  • Community Conversations - Session 3

  • 4:15 - 4:25pm
  • Community Conversations - Session 4

  • 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • Breakout Sessions B
  • MDEQ Non Point Source Grant Opportunities

    The Conservation Partnership Draft Cooperative Working Agreement

- Know Your Audience Having a Social Media Strategy to Reach the Right People

Conservation Easements

Directing for Success

- Flowering Rush and Other Invasive Species in the Saginaw Bay Watershed

5:30 - 6:30pm 
Social Hour

6:30 - 7:30pm 
(Ticket Purchase Required)


  Tuesday, June 5, 2018

7:00 - 7:50am

 (Ticket Purchase Required)

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

- MAEAP Talk with Joe and Meredith

- District Director Roundtable

FBB Update and Roundtable

- FAP Update and Roundtable

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

- MAEAP Roundtable

- Decoding Property Tax Exemptions

- Adding Meaningful Invasive Species Messaging to Your Constituent Engagements and Education Outreach

- Innovation Program and Operations Funding Methods from Across the Nation

- Freedom of Information Act - What You Need To Know

10:20 - 11:10am  
Breakout Sessions C
Whats Wrong with this Picture

- Forest Stewardship Council Certification for Family Forest Owners

- WorkCleanGo

- It's About Damn Time

- Budgeting in Quickbooks - Part I

- Conservation District Tree and Plant Sales Update

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

- Getting Your GMO Questions Answered 101

Low Head Dams, "Drowning Machine" Killers in Our Rivers

Get to Know Farm Service Agency Programs

Budget in Quickbooks - Part II

- Coaching to Develop and Retain Top Talent

12:30 - 1:45pm                                  
Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Sustaining Conservations Districts
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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