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UACD Annual Convention

2022 UACD Convention.
November 1-2 
Dixie Convention Center

Conservation: Making Strides through Partnerships and Innovation

Keynote: Michael Crowder, President NACD


Michael Crowder, President of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), is a native of southern Indiana and a Partner of his 3rd generation family farm. Since 2001, Michael has been the General Manager of the Barker Ranch, a 2,000+ acre ranch located along several miles of the Yakima River in West Richland, WA, and has been a Partner since 2013. He received an Associate’s degree in natural resources and environmental science from Vincennes University, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental science, as well as a Master’s degree in wildlife science, from Purdue University. Crowder served eight years as an adjunct professor at Washington State University Tri-Cities teaching classes in wetland restoration, wildlife science, and ecology. He is active in agriculture, conservation, and community issues, and serves on many local, state, and national boards and advisory committees. Michael has received both the Benton County and Washington State “Wildlife Farmer of the Year” awards and has been acknowledged by NACD as a “Soil Health Champion”.

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Emily Fife, State Conservationist Natural Resource Conservation Service 

Other presentations:
Forestry Shared Stewardship Panel Presentation
Ag Industry Group discussion - Farm Bureau, Cattlemen's, Dairywest, etc
Urban Agriculture - NRCS

Zone Presentations:
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7

Auxiliary Activity

Spouses: join the auxiliary Wednesday morning for the Auxiliary Breakfast & Cooking class at Harmons & more fun!

Commissioner Craig Buttars, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food


Soil Health Champions with Tony Richards
The Latest in Sprinkler Irrigation Research by Matt Yost
Supervisor Training by UDAF, UACD, and State Auditor

Back by popular demand is our Legislative Panel!

Join your state Senators and Representatives to discuss what matters to you!

Districts bring your auction Items for Auxiliary Scholarship Auction. This LIVE auction is so much fun! Suggestion: ask local businesses for donations.

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