2018 Conservation Expo

You’re invited to participate in the 2018 Conservation Expo at the NACD Annual Meeting in Nashville!

The expo is a fantastic way to boost exposure for your company, agency, or organization’s products and services, and a valuable opportunity to network with the 1,000 conservation leaders who will be in attendance. To apply to be an exhibitor at the 2018 Annual Meeting, click on the button below to view the Exhibitor-Sponsor Prospectus. For more information about the expo, reach out to NACD Director of Development Melisa Augusto.

2018 Annual Meeting Exhibitors

expo-truax-logo-brownTruax Company

Truax Company, Inc. manufactures precision, no-till grain and grass drills and broadcast seeders for agriculture, conservation and reclamation seeding needs.   Our innovative “On the Go” seed drill is engineered to go from no-till to conventional seed beds hydraulically, saving time and money.   Check out our full line-up of seeders at www.truaxcomp.com or info@truaxcomp.com  to zero in on the best fit for your application and to request a quote!   Or call us at 763-537-6639 and cut through the chase in a hurry!

United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS)

The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub

The Southeast Regional Climate Hub, or SERCH, connects with public, academic, and private sector organizations, researchers, and outreach specialists to deliver technical support and provide tools and strategies for climate change response. SERCH will help producers cope with challenges associated with drought, heat stress, excessive moisture, longer growing seasons, and changes in pest pressures. More information about SERCH is available at: https://globalchange.ncsu.edu/serch.

National Outstanding Farmers of America

The National Outstanding Young Farmers (NOYF) is the oldest awards recognition program in the U.S., founded in 1955 by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce-Jaycees. The NOYF Awards – held annually – selects those individual(s) who excel in agribusiness in terms of leadership, conservation stewardship, and community involvement. From the 10 new candidates that are inducted into the OFA alumni, four are named national winners.

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The BoarBuster is a fully suspended feral hog trap that is activated with a cell phone or computer. The BoarBuster hog trap is a patented product, developed by research done at The Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Dillard Financial Services

Income planning education – guaranteed options for income into retirement.

WorldView Solutions – Practice Keeper

WorldView Solutions concentrates exclusively on the delivery of professional IT services, specializing in applications of geospatial technology, resulting in a robust set of GIS capabilities.

PracticeKeeper is off-the-shelf software designed for the regulatory compliance and information management needs of water and land resource management organizations. It includes modules for tracking and reporting information related to conservation plans, nutrient management plans, watershed management plans, and stormwater management plans, as well as their associated best management practices.

Agri Drain

For over 40 years, Agri Drain Corporation has been America’s most complete manufacturer and supplier of products for drainage water management, sub-irrigation, wetlands, ponds, lakes, erosion control, and land improvement.

The Agri Drain team views water as a precious resource, which must be managed and conserved, to maximize yields and minimize surface water quality impacts and provide habitat for wildlife and plants, to ensure a healthy balance for agriculture and the environment. We believe that drainage water management is the most important water quality tool that farmers will have to address resource concerns in the next century.

For more information or to view our full product line, please visit our website at www.agridrain.com or call 1-800-232-4742.

EnviroCert International, Inc.

EnviroCert International (ECI) is a non-profit organization that administers five (5) professional certification programs in the United States and over twenty (20) countries and has certified more than 21,000 professionals over forty (40) years. This is the only stormwater and environmental organization that has a demonstrated accreditation compliant program that grants individuals with Professional Certifications. ECI offers the following professional certifications: Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), Stormwater Inspections (CESSWI), Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ), Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management (CPMSM), and Industrial Stormwater Management (CPISM).

Grassworks Manufacturing

Grassworks Manufacturing’s booth will feature their contact herbicide applicator with a steel rotating drum, which applies chemicals to the stem and underside of the leaves, eliminating drip and drift issues! Grassworks Manufacturing builds units from 3 feet to 50 feet.


Seepage Control, Inc.

Since 1958, Seepage Control has specialized in protecting and conserving water, one of America’s most precious resources, one pond at a time. We manufacture and sell a completely environmentally-friendly, non-toxic pond and lake sealing product. ESS-13 is a mechanically-stabilized emulsion of vegetable oils and environmentally friendly surfactants. It has been used to seal everything from fish hatchery ponds, wetlands, ranch ponds, ski lakes, sewage lagoons, city park ponds, and housing development lakes. ESS-13 can be used to reduce water loss due to seepage in existing ponds or as a lining system in new construction or renovation projects.


Panasonic delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver a customized experience to drive better outcomes for our customers. Panasonic engineers rugged, reliable mobile solutions that help create, capture, and deliver data of all types, where, when, and how it is needed.

Chestatee Chattahoochee RC&D Council

RC&D Councils are 501(C)3 not-for-profit corporations. They are not governmental entities, so the typical policies and constraints of local, state, and federal government programs do not limit the types of issues they address or the means they use for economic development in their work areas. The RC&D Council serves 13 counties in Northeast Georgia. RC&D Councils have a high degree of independence to carry out activities that will achieve their most important goals. RC&D Council volunteers are leaders and community stakeholders involved in multiple roles in local government, school boards, churches, and other civic activities. These leaders identify unmet needs in their communities and create solutions that work. The folks who make up an RC&D council are neighbors. At RC&D Council meetings, they draw from their professional expertise and community connections to determine the needs of their RC&D Council areas, address those needs, and make their communities better places to live, work, and play. They know how to blend government programs with local needs to produce results. In essence, they know how to speak the government’s language, and yours. Nationwide, over 25,000 volunteers serve on local RC&D Councils. The 375 RC&D Councils are located in all 50 states, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Basin and serve a combined 85% of all US counties and 77% of the total US population.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; all parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

The McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

The McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company exhibit features books and related products within the scope of natural and cultural history and natural resources. M&W has several titles that deal with water and water-related resources and systems, along with other titles of use to those involved with environmental education and resource management.

Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

This booth will highlight TACD’s soil health initiative and grazing initiative.

Case IH

As someone who makes their living from the earth, from farming or ranching, you have many roles. You are an agronomist and scientist, innovator and inventor, entrepreneur and financier, technician and engineer, and primarily a caretaker. In addition, you manage one of the most elaborate and complicated journeys from your farm to the rest of the world around you – or far away. Nobody understands that journey better than Case IH and we want to be your preferred partner. At Case IH, we’re here to support you as you grow food, fiber and fuel for the world. We bring you innovative products and market leading agricultural solutions and services. We take on challenges for you. We make life easier for you. We provide you with peace of mind.

That’s what we do. We’re Case IH.​

Association of Florida Conservation Districts

Association of Florida Conservation Districts – Working to strengthen Florida’s conservation districts.

USDA National Appeals Division

The mission of the National Appeals Division is to conduct impartial administrative appeals hearings and reviews of adverse program decisions made by officers, employees or committees of designated agencies of the Department of Agriculture.

Sitka Technology Group

Sitka develops knowledge infrastructures for conservation, restoration, and sustainable development. Our ProjectFirma online platform tracks the complete lifecycle of your natural resources projects – from program design to cross-agency project tracking to high-level reporting and analysis. Leading organizations, like a consortium of 18 California Resource Conservation Districts and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, rely on ProjectFirma to share information about all current and completed projects, simplify performance tracking, and build and maintain trust with legislators, partner agencies, and the general public. Stop by our booth to learn more and see a live demo.

Soil and Water Conservation Society

SWCS is the premier international organization for professionals who practice and advance the science and art of natural resource conservation.

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The Soil Health Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2015 to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Institute is focused on fundamental and applied research and works to ensure its adoption. We recognize that soil health must emerge as the cornerstone of land use management decisions throughout the world during the 21st century because health soil is the foundation of life and society. Enhancing soil health allows us to improve water quality, increase drought resilience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve farm economies, provide pollinator habitat, and better position us to feed the nine billion people expected by 2050. The Institute is designed to move technology and knowledge from the research laboratory to the farm field.

Dow AgroSciences

We provide a variety of products and services to meet the needs of our customers. Our research with strategic partners is bringing breakthrough and sustainable solutions to the industry such as:

  • Innovative hybrids and seed varieties
  • Crop-enhancing traits
  • Crop protection products
  • Pasture and land management
  • Residential pest control
  • Turf and Ornamental
  • Healthy Oils

Walk through any supermarket, and you clearly see sustainable advances have been made in food production, variety, and quality. Now more than ever, there is a critical need for new breakthroughs. Global population forecasts show overall food production must be boosted by about 70 percent in four decades. Although our natural resources are limited, the potential for agricultural production advances is not.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS provides America’s farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment but agricultural operations, too.

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The Forest Service works with partners to educate and provide technical assistance to private woodland owners, producers, and ranchers interested in protecting and enhancing their woods.

Land Improvement Contractors of Americalica

The aim of the Association is to encourage high standards of workmanship in resource management, land improvement practices and to promote enterprises in the area of land improvement contracting. This association of contractors brings together people having similar interests and opportunities for improving our natural resources with an adequate profit.

Tennessee Farm Bureau

The mobile AgSimulator is Tennessee Agriculture in the Classroom’s newest way to increase agricultural literacy and awareness of agriculture’s importance. Students and adults get to experience the feel of a real harvester cab while true ag facts and harvest simulations play. The AgSimulator is available on a limited basis to county Farm Bureau volunteer groups who agree to transport and care for the 16-foot trailer unit. You can request to have the AgSimulator at your event. View the calendar below to see if your date is available.

Stevens Water Monitoring

Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of integrated hydrological, meteorological and oceanographic monitoring instrumentation, accessories and information systems that help optimize water resource management and enhance forecasting. We start by fully understanding our customers’ goals and requirements. Then we design a system (whether simple or complex), consisting of sensors, data logging and process control instruments, communication equipment and necessary software for data presentation.

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