NACD has worked with Disney to secure specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets for 2014 NACD Annual Meeting attendees. The special NACD ticket store will be open for Disney ticket purchases Saturday, November 30, 2013 through 9 p.m. (PST) Saturday, February 1, 2014. These specially-priced tickets will not be available on site at the resort, so be sure to purchase your tickets online starting November 30. Tickets are valid from Thursday, January 30-Monday, February 10, 2014.
Please note the following message from Disney:
These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 8 tickets maximum. We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.
Last week, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) held its annual “Trade Talk” show as part of the NAFB National Convention in Kansas City, MO.
NACD President Earl Garber, Second Vice President Brent VanDyke and Communications Director Bethany Shively attended the event, where they were interviewed by broadcasters from across the country, highlighted the work of districts and conservation policy priorities at an NACD booth, and networked with representatives from key organizations, associations, and federal agencies representing farm, conservation and environment stakeholders.
More than 100 broadcasters circulated among participants during the six-hour show. During their interviews, the NACD representatives highlighted the role of conservation districts in the locally-led conservation delivery system, Farm Bill and other policy priorities, as well as upcoming NACD events including the soil health conservation tour and summer board meeting July 18-22 in Indianapolis. During the show, they also handed out NACD publications and other educational and promotional information.
NACD looks forward to welcoming incoming NAFB President Janet Adkison (RFD-TV) as a presenter at the 2014 NACD Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) and NACD co-sponsored the 2013 U.S. Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award. Presented by NACD CEO John Larson, this year’s award was given to Josiah and Valer Austin at the NAPPC VIP Reception on October 22 in Washington, D.C.
The award is meant to recognize an individual or a family in the U.S. rancher or farmer community who has contributed to pollinator species protection and conservation.
The Austins own ranches in Arizona, Texas, Montana, and Northern Mexico, and have promoted pollinator conservation by rearing and planting pollinator-attractive vegetation, monitoring and documenting the diversity of pollinators on their properties, establishing a baseline for pollinator dynamics in semi-natural environments, supporting student programs that teach about pollinators, support landscape-scale efforts to restore pollination, and practicing sustainable ranching.
For more information on the NAPPC, visit nappc.org.
Leaders from the National Conservation Partnership met in connection with the NASCA annual meeting in Rogers, Ark.
NACD President Earl Garber provided an update on the USDA NRCS logo issue. He also delivered an extensive report on NACD activities. NACD CEO John Larson filled in for the federal partners and provided a Farm Bill update. NASCA President Carolyn Hefner and Executive Director Mike Brown presented a Conservation Delivery System of the Future report and opened a discussion on increasing technical assistance for conservation implementation.
The federal government shutdown prevented federal partner NRCS from attending, but the leaders had consulted with NRCS in advance of the shutdown. The meeting also addressed the impact of the shutdown on district operations across the country. NCDEA President Irene Moore outlined the feedback she had received on the three-page shutdown plan provided to conservation districts.
Leaders also participated on a panel presentation and discussion with the entire NASCA audience regarding the challenges ahead for conservation.
Pictured, from left to right: Mike Brown, Executive Director, National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA); Carolyn Hefner, President (NASCA); John Larson, CEO (NACD); Earl Garber, President, (NACD); Dan Sebert, Executive Director, National Watershed Coalition (NWA); Irene Moore, President, National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA); and Rich Duesterhaus, Executive Director, (NCDEA).