2019 Annual Meeting Conservation Expo

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NACD’s 2019 Annual Meeting is an investment in conservation. Each year, conservation leaders from across the country gather in one place to discuss conservation policy, network with conservation partners and members of industry, and learn about the newest technologies and most relevant issues affecting natural resources management and conservation districts.

If your business, agency or organization is looking to introduce your programs, products or services to leaders in the conservation community, this is the place to do it! The Conservation Expo is a hub for meeting activities with targeted hours meant to maximize expo traffic. Some events will be held in the expo space, including the Sunday Welcome Reception, Monday morning networking session and Tuesday morning networking session. Interested in learning more? Visit the Exhibitor Resources webpage.

EXHIBIT HOURS

Sunday Feb. 3  

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
EXPO OPEN

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION

Monday Feb. 4  

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
EXPO OPEN

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
EXPO OPEN

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM
EXPO OPEN

Tuesday Feb. 5  

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
EXPO OPEN

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
EXPO OPEN

Exhibitors

Agri Drain

https://www.agridrain.com/

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.


Bamert Seed

Bamert Seed Company provides seed and consultation to landowners and land managers for reclamation, restoration, conservation and wildlife enhancements. We produce around 90 percent of the seed we sell on our own farms. This allows us to have great confidence in our product, process and people.


The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund

http://beeandbutterflyfund.org

The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund (BBHF) is a nonprofit dedicated to establishing high quality pollinator habitat to ensure pollinator populations thrive. We work with landowners, conservationists, scientists and beekeepers to design and build healthy and sustainable pollinator habitat. In 2019, the BBHF is offering a habitat program called ‘Seed A Legacy’ that will provide FREE pollinator seed mixes for use on private, public and corporate land projects that are a minimum of two acres in size. In addition, the BBHF is actively working to incorporate pollinator habitat on a wide range of projects that include solar farms, utility right-of-ways, roadsides and other projects where pollinator habitat can collaboratively be applied. Stop by our booth at the NACD Annual Meeting to find out how we can work with your conservation district.


CaseIH

https://www.caseih.com/northamerica/en-us/home

CaseIH brings its customers innovative products and market-leading agricultural solutions and services.


Ducks Unlimited

https://ducks.org

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Ducks Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization, who mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.


EPA

https://www.epa.gov/

The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is to protect human health and the environment.


Farmers.gov

https://www.farmers.gov/

Farmers.gov is a dynamic, mobile-friendly public website where customers can apply for programs, process transactions, and manage accounts. Launched in February 2018, USDA is building the site around customer feedback. The vision of farmers.gov is to provide farmers, ranchers, and forest stewards with online self-service applications, educational materials, engagement opportunities, and business tools to increase efficiency and productivity while preserving and fostering long-held traditional relationships between local USDA offices and producers.


Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

https://fieldtomarket.org/

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is a diverse collaboration working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. Our work is grounded in science-based tools and resources, unparalleled, system-wide collaboration and increased supply-chain transparency. Field to Market focuses on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. By providing measurement tools and resources that are outcomes-based and grounded in science, we help growers and the supply chain benchmark sustainability performance, catalyze continuous improvement and verify sustainability claims.


GO Seed

http://www.grasslandoregon.com/

Providing Novel Solutions for your Growing Concerns is our mission and our promise! 

GO Seed functions as a breeder, producer and provider of a wide range of seed products and knowledge. We are consistently researching new species of turf, forage and cover crops to promote soil health and to fortify ecosystems within the soil. Since 2000, GO Seed has evaluated over 10,000 lines and more than 200 species from nearly 100 countries. While we develop many of our product lines in-house, we also access some of the finest research and development programs around the world. 


The Land Improvement Contractors of America

http://www.licanational.com/

For over 60 years, The Land Improvement Contractors of America, has encouraged high standards of workmanship in resource management and land improvement practices. This association of contractors, with chapters across the country, brings together people having similar interests and opportunities for improving our natural resources with an adequate profit.


Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN

https://www.landolakessustain.com/

The Truterra(TM) Insights Engine was launched in 2018 by Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN to drive on-farm conservation solutions at scale—creating tangible impact on the long-term sustainability of our food system that balance environmental impact with economic feasibility. Built with farmers in mind by leading national farmer-owned cooperative Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, the Truterra(TM) Insights Engine is available to companies and stakeholders interested in scaling on-farm conservation solutions and driving sustainability in an ever-changing industry.


McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

www.mwpubco.com

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.


NCF Next Generation Leadership Institute

https://www.nacdnet.org/about-nacd/national-conservation-foundation/next-generation-leadership/

The National Conservation Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Institute is launching this year to provide first-class leadership development opportunities for the next generation of conservation leaders. Upon successful completion of the program, these #NextGen leaders will continue a successful legacy for the benefit of their communities, regions and our nation.  Potential training topics could include conservation district origins and history, the national conservation partnership, personal leadership, media outreach, grassroots advocacy and policy and board governance. Interested in learning more? Stop by the booth!


NCF-Envirothon

http://envirothon.org

The NCF-Envirothon is a natural resource education program for high school students in the United States, Canada and China. As one of the largest environmental education programs in the nation reaching over 50,000 students annually, students engage in in-class curriculum and hands-on outdoor field experiences in five areas: Aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife and the annual theme topic.  This year’s 2019 NCF-Envirothon will be hosted by North Carolina and held in Raleigh at North Carolina State University July 28-August 2.  The theme this year is “Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.”


National Conservation Planning Partnership

The National Conservation Planning Partnership represents the efforts of five key national conservation partners (NRCS, NACD, NARC&DC, NCDEA and NASCA) to make quality conservation planning on America’s private lands a national priority. NCPP is working to ensure USDA customers can expect a conservation plan that is innovative, enhances their decision-making process, and provides durable results in conservation systems implementation. They can expect a planning experience that is timely, individualized, and comprehensive based on their goals and the land’s unique natural resource features. Together, these partners have developed a strategy to ensure field staff have the right expertise, are stationed in the right locations, and have enough time to work one-on-one with USDA’s diverse customer base.


National Wild Horse and Burro Management Coalition

http://www.wildhorserange.org/

The Coalition was formed in 2012 in response to the steadily worsening degradation occurring on portions of our nation’s rangelands due to inadequate management of “wild” horse and burro populations.

The National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition includes a wide range of sportsmen’s, livestock, wildlife, and land conservation organizations and professional societies. Collectively, we represent millions of Americans and focus on commonsense, ecologically-sound approaches to managing horses and burros to promote healthy wildlife and rangelands for future generations.


National Wild Turkey Federation

http://www.nwtf.org

The National Wild Turkey Federation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.  The NWTF recently surpassed 20 million acres of critical habitat conserved or enhanced since our inception in 1973.  We remain committed to our mission through our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative aimed at conserving or enhancing 4 million acres of habitat, recruiting or reengaging 1.5 million new hunters and opening up 500,000 acres of habitat to public hunting access.


NYP CORP

https://nyp-corp.com/

Serving with pride and integrity since 1946. Horticultural, agricultural and industrial products. NYP offers conservation weed barrier in 3 sizes – 6’x300’, 6’x500’ and 6×750’ rolls. All material is palletized- custom sizes, squares and staples are available too! We also carry and supply emergency sandbags, landscape supplies, burlap bags, erosion control, treated and plain burlap, ground covers, stake and tree guards, shade cloths and many other products to help protect our environment.


Soil and Water Conservation Society

https://www.swcs.org/

The 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. SWCS actively engages in policy conversations, on-the-ground projects, educational publications and professional development opportunities and effective partnerships that support and inform conservation professionals and their work.


Truax Company

https://www.truaxcomp.com/

Truax Company manufactures no-till grain and grass drill seeders and broadcast seeders for agricultural conservation and reclamation needs. Truax drills will meet your needs for precision planting of legumes, grains, native grasses, cover crops and more.  We offer many different models and sizes of seeding equipment that will get the results your seeding projects require.


Turner Seed

https://www.turnerseed.com/

Turner Seed Company carries a large selection of quality seed products for conservation and more. Turner Seed is a one-stop source for native and improved grasses, wildlife, wildflower and field seed.


USDA Agricultural Research Service

https://www.ars.usda.gov/natural-resources-and-sustainable-agricultural-systems/

The Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems National Programs of the USDA Agricultural Research Services support researchers in developing technologies and strategies needed to help farmers, ranchers, and other managers effectively steward the diverse agricultural mosaic spread across the nation. Whether it be livestock grazing expansive native rangelands, crops grown in the rich, fertile soils, or the high-value produce delivered fresh from coast to coast, these diverse landscapes generate more than $200- billion in goods and services that are the basis of a strong rural economy. Emphasis is given to developing technologies that are economical to use and systems that support profitable production and enhance the Nation’s vast renewable natural resource base. Research priorities are identified through a continual dialogue with a wide range of customers and stakeholders to ensure that our science is relevant and provides effective solutions to their concerns. We address issues affecting both private and public lands, because together these are the foundation of a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry that not only provides food, feed, fiber, and renewable energy to the nation, but also abundant and high quality supplies of fresh water and clean air, as well as healthy ecosystems.


USDA NASS

https://www.nass.usda.gov/AgCensus/

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.


WorldView Solutions

https://worldviewsolutions.com/

WorldView Solutions is a consulting firm, specializing in applications of geospatial technology, resulting in a robust set of GIS capabilities.

PracticeKeeper is a commercial off-the-shelf software product 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.

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