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 Sunday Welcome Reception, Monday morning networking session and Tuesday morning networking session. This year’s inaugural Conservation Innovation Fair will include Conservation Innovation Booths within the NACD Conservation Expo, a VIP Preview of the Innovation Booths, educational breakout sessions and a half-day symposium.
Interested in learning more? Visit the Exhibitor Guidelines webpage.
The Expo Hall will be in the Silver Room.
|Conservation Expo Hours*|
|Sunday, February 9|
|Conservation Innovation VIP Hour (Innovator Booths Only)||2:00 PM – 4:00 PM|
|Expo Grand Opening||4:00 PM – 6:00 PM|
|Monday, February 10|
|7:00 AM – 8:00 AM|
|10:30 AM – 12:00 PM|
|2:15 PM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, February 11|
|7:30 AM – 9:00 AM|
|11:30 AM – 1:00 PM|
The list of exhibitors below includes businesses, agencies or organizations that are a part of the Conservation Innovation Fair. These exhibitors are displayed in green.
Agri Drain Corporation is America’s most complete manufacturer and supplier of products for drainage water management, sub-irrigation, wetlands, ponds, lakes and land improvement. Agri Drain views water as a precious resource, which must be managed and conserved, to maximize yields and minimize surface water quality impacts. Drainage water management is the most important water quality tool farmers have to address resource concerns in the next century.
CaseIH brings its customers innovative products and market-leading agricultural solutions and services.
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!
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 2020 NCF-Envirothon will be hosted by Nebraska and held in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska July 26-August 1. The theme this year is “Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions.”
Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state, and national levels. Educating young people about the benefits of conservation helps to ensure the next generation will be wise stewards of America’s natural resources. NACD assists districts with their stewardship and education efforts by offering materials and opportunities such as National Poster and Photo Contests.
Seepage Control, Inc. is a woman-owned small business established in 1958. Seepage Control manufactures and sells ESS-13, a liquid polymer emulsion that reduces the hydraulic conductivity of soils beyond their natural capability by filling voids as well as chemically and electrically modifying the alignment of the clay platelets in the soil. ESS-13 is cost-effective and compliant with EPA regulations.
Truax Company has been in business in Minneapolis, Minnesota building grass-seeding equipment since 1974. Truax Company utilizes a direct market approach between the manufacturer and the customer for both initial sales and service. This approach has been successful in helping keep customer costs down as well as keeping open a direct line of communication between the manufacturer and the end user.
Many variables affect the success of conservation and reclamation efforts. Millborn Seeds works with landowners and districts to provide education and specialty seed products to meet their goals. Our conservation specialists have walked thousands of acres to understand unique, growing scenarios. It’s crucial to make the most out of every acre set aside for conservation and the benefit of wildlife.