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Venue Information

Date
November 15 – 19, 2021

Place
Great Falls Heritage Inn
1700 Fox Farm Rd
Great Falls, MT  59404

Agenda

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

8:00 – 12:00 AM    |    Lewis & Clark
MACD Board Strategic Planning 
– Terry Profata, Strategic Planning Consultant

1:00 – 2:00 PM    |    Canada
Milk River Watershed Alliance

1:00 – 4:00 PM    |    Montana / Alberta
MACD Employee Organization

2:00 – 3:00 PM    |    Canada
Montana Salinity Control Association

3:00 – 6:00 PM    |    Canada
Missouri River Conservation District Council

2:00 – 5:00 PM    |    American
Resource Conservation Advisory Council

6:00 – 8:00 PM    |    Banquet Hall
Dry as Dirt  –  Soil Health Social
– Sponsored by General Mills
– Marni Thompson, Montana NRCS Soil Health Specialist

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

7:00 – 12:00 pm    |    Entrance
Registration

7:30 – 9:00 AM    |    Banquet Hall
Breakfast 

8:30 – 9:30 AM    |    Montana  / Alberta
MACD Board Meeting

10:00 – 10:30 AM    |    ABC Room
Opening Ceremonies

10:30 – 10:50 am    |    ABC Room
MSU Dan Scott Ranch Management Program
– Rachel Frost, Program Lead

10:50 – 12:25 pm    |    ABC Room
Partner Reports

12:25 – 12:45 PM    |    ABC Room
Heart of the Rockies Initiative
– Erin Farris Olson, Rural Development Director

12:45 – 1:45 PM    |    Banquet Hall
Lunch  |  Change: Perspective on Montana’s Natural Resources since the Ice Age
– Josh Schrecengost, NRCS Supervisory District Conservationist

2:00 – 5:00 PM    |    ABC Room
Standing Committee Meetings (Resolution Discussion, Full Body)
– Soil Resources and Land Use Committee
– District Operations Committee
– Education Committee
– Water Resources Committee

6:00 PM     |    Pool Side / Banquet Hall
Employee Organization – Paradise Party
– Find your inner pirate, sport a trident, mermaid tail and coconut shells or wear a bright shirt and lei, we’re going to celebrate the tropical way!

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

8:00 – 12:00 pm    |    Entrance
Registration

8:00 – 9:30 AM    |    Banquet Hall
Education Breakfast  – Growing the Future
Big Sky Scientific, CDOWG, Range + Envirothon

9:30 – 10:30 AM    |    ABC Room
MACD
Planning, Organization Updates, Q & A

10:30 – 10:45 AM 
Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM    |    ABC Room
30 x 30  –  Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful
Facilitated interactive panel discussion

11:45 – 12:15 PM    |    ABC Room
NRCS PL566 & Aging Infrastructure
– Tom Watson, NRCS State Conservationist

12:15 – 1:15 PM    |    Banquet Hall
Lunch

1:15 – 3:15 PM    |    Banquet Hall
HJ27 – #futuresobright
Moderated session on CD funding and relevancy with Environmental Quality Council Members.

3:15 – 3:30 PM 
Break

3:30 – 5:30 PM    |    ABC Room
MACD Business Meeting

5:30 – 6:00 PM    |    Pool Side
Social

6:00 PM    |    Banquet Hall
Awards Banquet

Friday, November 19, 2021

9:00 AM    |    Montana / Alberta
MACD Board Meeting and Convention Wrap-up

10:00 – 12:00 pm    |    ABC Room
Central and Eastern Montana Invasive Species Team (CEMIST)

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