OACD Area I Meeting 2012 Agenda


8:00-9:00 a.m.  Registration

9:00 a.m.   Opening Ceremonies

Pledge of Allegiance  Dan Herald, Texas County Conservation District director 

Invocation  Stacy Ross, Guymon Freewill Baptist Church pastor

Welcome  Kim Taylor, Guymon vice mayor

9:15 a.m. General Session Area Meeting Overview & 2012 Highlights  

Moderator:  Dan Herald, OACD Area I director

Screening of THE DUST BOWL a film by Ken Burns

Overview of Community Outreach Efforts Promoting THE DUST BOWL in Oklahoma

Clay Pope, OACD executive director

Sarah Blaney, OACD Development and Capacity Building director

Dan Herald, OACD Area I director

10:30 a.m.   Break

10:40 a.m.   Concurrent Demonstrations (Outside)

(Note: At 11:10 a.m. participants will switch sessions)

Session 1  NRCS Rainfall Simulator, Demonstrating the benefits of no-till farming

Greg Scott, NRCS state soil scientist

Session 2  Investment in Conservation in Area I by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  

Jontie Aldrich, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Wildlife coordinator

Texas County Conservation District’s No-Till Drill

Dan Herald,  Texas County Conservation District director

Bud Stout, Texas County Conservation District equipment manager

Burn Association Equipment

Coleta Bratten, Dewey County Conservation District secretary

11:50 a.m. General Session  

Moderator:  Karl Jett, OCC Area I Commission member

Lesser Prairie Chicken Update

Sarah Pope, OACD programs director

12:00 p.m.   Awards Luncheon

Presider: Steve House, OACD vice president

Presentation of OACD/OACDE Poster, Essay and Speech Awards Sponsored by Farmers Royalty Company, Hal Clark, Chairman

Presentation of District Director Service Awards

Joe Parker, OACD president

Local Emphasis Areas (LEA) — A Locally-Led Process

Richard Zetterberg Hilliard,  NRCS assistant state conservationist for programs

Blue Thumb at Work in Your Conservation District

Cheryl Cheadle, OCC Blue Thumb coordinator

1:30 p.m. Organizational Meetings

OACD Directors Meeting

Presider:  Joe Parker, OACD president

District Employees Meeting

Moderator:  Christina Richard, OACDE President

NRCS Employees Meeting

Moderator: Gary O’Neill NRCS assistant state conservationist for operations

3:00 p.m. Adjourn