Join Us!

Reach for the stars with your friends and colleagues at the 2017 Summer Conference!  This event provides you the opportunity to learn new skills and expand your conservation network. 

Join us, as we work together build the strength and capacity of Michigan Conservation Districts and the Conservation Partnership to make a positive and lasting impact on Michigan's natural resources.


Event Highlights:

MACD is excited to have Bobby Whitescarver as our Opening Lunch Keynote Speaker... 

Robert “Bobby” Whitescarver is a farmer, conservationist, award winning writer and educator and will be talking about the “Seven Principles” for “getting more conservation on the ground.” Now retired from NRCS his principles enabled him to lead his SWCD team to be the first District in Virginia to reach its 40% pollution reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  

Bobby graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Agronomy and obtained a Masters degree from James Madison University.  He was the recipient of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “Conservationist of the Year” in 2002 and “Watershed Champion” for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in 2016.  He is president of Whitescarver Natural Resources Management LLC, a private consulting firm, and is a certified Nutrient Management Planner in Virginia.  


Continuing Education Credits

Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) credits and Continuing Education credits for Certified Crop Advisors and Society of American Foresters available, pending approval.


QuickBooks One on One Appointments

QuickBooks Advisor, Colleen Reynolds, will be holding one on one appointments on a first come, first served basis on Monday evening and Tuesday.  Details available soon. 












Conference Information

Date: June 5 - 6, 2017 

Location: Bay City, DoubleTree by Hilton

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Agenda at Glance 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Hotel and Travel Information

Monday Session Descriptions

Tuesday Session Descriptions

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