SOUTHEAST ASSOCIATION OF RC&D COUNCILS
Annual Conference August 25-28, 2019
Hosted by the
North Carolina RC&D Association

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AGENDA

*Check for updates as the agenda is subject to change.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

  • 9:00 am National RC&D Councils Board Meeting

Sunday, August 25, 2019

  • 9:00 am National RC&D Council Board Meeting Continues

  • 12:00 pm Conference Registration and Check-in

  • 3:00 pm Southeastern RC&D Council Board Meeting

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm President’s Reception


Monday, August 26, 2019

  • 7:00 am   Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    Conference Desk Opens  

  • 8:30 am Welcome

    • Craig Sizemore, Present, Southeastern Association of RC&D Councils

    • Invocation - Jack Jerome, Treasurer, Pilot View RC&D

    • Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance

    • Welcome to North Carolina - Rudy Langley, President, North Carolina Association of RC&D Councils

    • Welcome to Asheville

    • Opening Remarks

      • Steve Troxler, Commissioner, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

      • Timothy Beard, State Conservationist, North Carolina, USDA NRCS

      • William Hodge, PhD, President, National RC&D Association

  • 10:30 Break in the Exhibit Hall

  • 10:45 Breakout Sessions

    • Football, Religion, Politics and THE THIRD HOUSE
      - William Francis “Noopie” Cosby, Co.

    • RC&Ds and Their Role in the Conservation Partnership
      - Terry D’Addio, National RC&D Association

  • 12:00 pm Lunch Provided

  • 1:30 pm RC&Ds and Sustainability (Presentations & Panel Discussion)

    • Moderator: Ashley Hawkins, Resource Institute

    • Mike Roden, Alabama Council of RC&Ds

    • William Hodge, PhD, President, National Association of RC&D Councils

    • Frank Riley, Georgia Council of RC&Ds

  • 2:30 pm Super Star RC&D Projects

    • Spreading Firewise from Georgia to Virginia
      - Frank Riley, Executive Director, Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D

    • Leveraging Partnerships - The Ararat River Restoration
      - Jack Jerome, Pilot View RC&D and Alan Walker, Resource Institute

    • City of Cary Cultivator
      Rudy Langley & Elizabeth Zander, Piedmont Conservation RC&D

  • 3:15 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall

  • 3:30 pm State Funding Streams, the North Carolina Perspective
    - Bryan Holloway, Holloway Group, Inc.

  • 3:50 pm Video Showcase - RC&D Success Stories

    • Dodson Branch Restoration Project
      - Jack Jerome, Pilot View RC&D & Alan Walker, Resource Institute

    • RC&D Stories from Across the Country
      - Lynn Turner

  • 4:30 pm Adjourn

  • Dinner on your own       


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • 7:00 am   Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    Conference Desk Opens 

  • 8:30 am The Future Today - The Industrial Hemp Industry

    • Phil Wilson, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Plant Industries

    • Timothy A. Beard, State Conservationist, North Carolina, USDA NRCS

    • Blake Butler, Executive Director, North Carolina Industrial Hemp Asssocation

    • 10 - 10:15 am Break in the Exhibit Hall

  • 11:45 am Lunch on your own

  • 1:30 pm Free Time in Asheville - See the Conference Desk for Tourism Information and Discounts

  • 1:30 pm State Assocation Meetings

    • North Carolina Assoction of RC&D Councils

    • Georgia Association of RC&D Councils

  • 6:00 - 8 pm Awards Banquet


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • 7:00 am   Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
    Conference Desk Opens

  • 8:30 am Business Meeting: Southeastern Association of RC&D Councils

  • 10:00 am Conference Adjourns
    $500 Drawing (Must Be Present to Win)