Several members of the NACD team participated in the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) held its 69th annual conference in Lombard, IL, July 27 – 30. NACD CEO John Larson was a presenter for the session titled "2014 Farm Bill Policy: Policy Changes and Implementation at the Local Level." The talk focused on the locally-led process for delivering conservation programs. NACD Communications Specialist Bill Berry was also a presenter on the topics of reaching out to historically underserved customers, soil health, and the conservation delivery system of the future.
NACD North Central Region Representative Beth Mason and NACD Education and Stewardship Specialist Susan Schultz staffed the NACD exhibit which featured information about NACD, local conservation districts, the Friends of NACD program, and NACD conservation education materials. The exhibit brought together conservation district employees and board members, NRCS employees, representatives from private industry, and other non-profit organizations – furthering the NACD network.
For a copy of the program, videos and pictures from the event, you can visit their website at SWCS.org.