TACD Conservation Contributory Membership
|TACD Conservation Contributory Membership
|TACD invites you to become a Conservation Contributory Member of TACD. By becoming a member you will help TACD in our efforts to protect, enhance, and preserve the natural resources of Tennessee. We have several membership levels for you to consider. We ask that you please read about our Conservation Contributory Memberships and consider our invitation to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Thanks!
TACD Convention 2015
The TACD 71st Convention will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Jackson, TN Feb. 22nd - Feb. 24th, 2015. The theme of the convention is "Soil Health Yields Natural Resource Wealth." Mark the date and spread the word. Bring your spouse, bring a friend, register early and take advantage of early bird specials including a $25 discount off full registration. Win the Name the 2016 Convention Theme Contest and receive up to two free registrations for supervisors and a free event ticket for a district employee. We look forward to seeing you at the convention in Jackson.
Guest Speakers Include:
Dave Brandt; Ohio Farmer & Soil Health Guru - will join two Tennessee Soil Health Heroes in an open forum.
Scott Schoefermacker; Goundwater Institute, The University of Memphis - Will discuss and answer question about West TN ground water.
Harbert Alexander; Author, Historian, & One of Tennessee's Premier Story Tellers will entertain supervisors with snippets of his stories from his latest book "Autumn Memories" of how it was then & how it is now.
Dr. Larry Steckle; UT - Will give an update on Herbicide Resistant Weed Research.
David Salyer; Executive Director, West Tennessee River Basin Authority - will give an update of his agency's work.
Kellye Cash Sheppard, Miss Americian 1987 and great-niece of Country music legend Johnny Cash will provide entertainment at the Banquet. Kellye has performed with her famous uncle Johnny Cash, Lee Greenwood, and the legendary Bob Hope. She has had numerous TV appearances including, "The Today Show," "Good Morning American," "The David Letterman Show," and "Hollywood Squares." Kellye has a concert schedule that includes the music of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, gospel favorites and show tunes. She has played the part of Patsy Cline in nine productions and/or tours of the musical. The Fall of 2013 Kellye starred in "Ring of Fire" at Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville TN & this past summer she played to sold out houses as "Annie Oakley" in Annie Get Your Gun" at CCP.
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Convention Cover Letter
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Convention Registration Form
Soil Quality Kit to Assess Soil Health
Recently, Mike Hubbs conducted a training session with Adam Daugherty, Greg Brann and eleven other NRCS and Conservation District employees from Middle Tennessee. Adam Daugherty, District Conservationist for Coffee County is conducting a study of soil health in conjunction with a grant from Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The grant will examine soil health indicators with farmers using conservation practices such as no-till, cover crop combinations, crop rotations, nutrient, and pest management in order to quantify the benefits of soil health. He invited Mike Hubbs newly hired by TACD to work with Districts and NRCS to promote soil health.