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72nd TACD Convention

February 28—March 1, 2016

Chattanooga Marriott Downtown

Chattanooga, Tennessee


“Looking Out for Tennessee’s Natural Resources from Lookout Mountain”



Sunday, Feb. 28th                                                                                                           

10:30—12:00 noon     Tennessee RC&D Council                                                    

                                    Directors Meeting and General Session                   

12:00—1:00 pm         TACD Officers and Directors Luncheon                              

1:00—3:00 pm           TACD Board of Officers and Directors Meeting

3:00—5:00 pm           TACD Auxiliary                                                                                

3:00—4:00 pm           TACD Committee Meetings

                                                Finance Committee                                                   

                                                Memorial Scholarship            Committee

                                                Membership and Dues Committee

3:30—5:00 pm           TCDEA Executive Board Meeting                                       

4:00—5:30 pm           State Soil Conservation Committee Meeting                                   

5:30—7:00 pm           TCDEA Social                                               

7:00—8:00 pm           Vespers Service                                                                     

8:00—9:30 pm           Welcome Reception

                                    Sponsored by TN RC&D Council and Panther Creek Forestry


Monday, Feb. 29th                                                                            

8:30—9:30 am            TACD 72nd Annual Convention Opening Ceremony                       

9:30 – 12:0 Noon        Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

                                    Ray Weaver, President, TACD

                                    Kevin Brown, State Conservationist, USDA/NRCS

                                    Commissioner Julius Johnson, TN Dept. of Agriculture

                                    Commissioner Robert Martineau,

                                                            TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation

10:30 – 11:30 am        Joel Houser, Southeast Director, Land Trust for Tennessee

11:30—12:00 noon     Lee McDaniel, President, National Association of Conservation Districts

72nd TACD Convention, Continued

12:00—2:00 pm         Supervisors Luncheon

                                    Training Session:

                                       Soil Health Challenge, Anthony Khiel, USDA/NRCS

                                       Basic Roles of Supervisors, Danny Sells, TACD Consultant


12:00—3:00 pm         TCDEA/TACD Auxiliary Luncheon and Workshop

                                                Southern belle Riverboat

                                                Kevin Hensley, Regional Director, TN Farm Bureau                                   

2:00—4:00 pm           General Session

                                    Natural Resources in the Tennessee Valley

                                                Rebecca Tolene, Vice President of Natural Resources

                                                Tennessee Valley Authority

                                    Supervisor Training, continued:

                                                Federal Technical Assistance and Programs

                                                            Kevin Brown, State Conservationist, USDA/NRCS

                                                State Costshare Programs and Administrative Responsibilities

                                                            John McClurkan, Administrator,

                                                                        Land and Water Stewardship, TDA

4:00—5:30 pm           TACD Committee Meetings

                                                Resolutions Committee

                                                TACD Awards Committee

                                    Joint Meeting:                                   

                                                Legislative Committee

                                                Natural Resource Policy Committee

                                                District Operations Committee                                             

6:30pm                        Monday Night Mingle Reception

                                    Sponsored by Hamilton Co. SCD and Farm Credit of Hamilton Co.

7:00pm                        Annual TACD/TCDEA/Auxiliary Scholarship Auction      




Tuesday, Mar. 1st                                                                                                     

7:30—10:00 am          TACD Annual Awards Breakfast

10:00—12:00 noon     TACD Annual Partnership Reports and Annual Business Session           

10:30—12:00 noon     TCDEA Business Session                                         


12:00 noon                  Lunch on your own                                                                

1:30—4:00 pm           General Session

                                    What Can Your Soil Conservation District Do To Promote Soil Health?

                                           Moderator: Mike Hubbs, TACD Soil Health Coordinator

                                           Ray Weaver, President, TACD, and President, Coffee County SCD

                                           Adam Daugherty, District Conservationist, Coffee County SCD

                                           Cindy Anderson, Supervisor, Coffee County SCD

6:30pm                        72nd Annual TACD Banquet


                                                Award Presentations

                                                “Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band”

                                                Installation of 2016 TACD Officers

                                                Announce Theme for 2017 Convention