2015 Convention Presentations

Presentations from MACD are made available with permission from event speakers.  Presentations below are from the 2015 Convention.  Click the links below to view.

Decontamination for Invasive Species Prevention - Kile Kucher, Wildlife Biologist MDNR

Education and Outreach for Conservation Districts - Susan Schultz, NACD Education & Stewardship Specialist

Eyes on the Forest - Deb McCullough, MSU Professor, Entomology and Forestry
Handout - Michigan Sentinel Tree Project
Handout - Exotic Forest Pests

Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) A-Syst Tool - Lora Freer, FAP Forester
Handout - FWH A-Syst Reference and Guidance Information
Handout - Checklist for MAEAP FWH Visits

How To Get Your District Noticed - Susan Schultz, NACD Education & Stewardship Specialist

How to Build Successful Relationships With Your Closest Partners - Patrice Martin
Handout - The Elements of Professional Community
Handout - Building Collaborative Relationships
Handout - Networking

How to Create the Team You Need - Patrice Martin
Handout - Building Collaborative Partnerships

How to Support an Active and Engaged Board - Patrice Martin
Handout - Governance Basics
Handout - Planning for an Engaged Board
Handout - Board Self Assessment Tool

Innovative Water & Nutrient Management by Parjana, Conservation Farmers can Grow With - Richard Baum, Director Parjana Green

Introduction to the Swine Industry Brief History, Terminology and Production System Overview - Kevin Turner
Video of Presentation coming soon!

MISGP Record Keeping and Q&A - Ryan Wheeler Terrestrial Invasive Species Biologist DNR Forest Resources and Wildlife Divisions

Oak Wilt Detection and Suppression Initiatives - Dr. Robert Heyd, Forest Health Mgmt Program Leader, DNR Forest Resources Division and AJ Campbell, FAP Forester
Handout - Oak Tree Silhouette

Prescribed Browsing in Natural Land Management - Melanie Manion, Natural Resources Manager, Ottawa County Parks
Prescribed Browsing in Natural Land Management - Cherrie Nolden, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Candidate

Qualified Forest Program: What you need to know as a land owner or program promoter - Dan Kowalski

Seepage Meter Usage for Manure Earthen Storage Structures - Rick Burns, NTH Consultants and Mike Olson, Abletech

Tile Drainage Water Quality Monitoring - Shelby Burlew, MSUE Livestock Environmental Educator and Allison Dauer, MAEAP Technician

Turn Good Ideas into Great Grant-Funded Programs - Susan Schultz, NACD Education & Stewardship Specialist

Water Words That Work - Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work
Outreach Strategy Brief

Working with Historically underserved Communities - Sandy Penn, NRCS Outreach Coordinator
Handout - NRCS Program Payments and Acres by County