The annual MACD Annual Meeting and Convention will be held at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan November 1-3, 2017.  With a power-packed three days of workshops and educational sessions and the MACD annual meeting, this event is one not to miss!

Guest Speaker: Eric Eckl, Owner and Founder of Water Words That Work  

MACD is honored to have Mr. Eric Eckl join us on Thursday, November 2nd as our keynote speaker! 

Keynote:  Voices of the Land
What motivates farmers to do more to reduce erosion and runoff from their land into public waterways? And what are the telltale signs of a farmer who might be receptive to your offer? What does it take for you to close that deal? In this inspiring keynote, you’ll hear straight from Michigan’s “Ag Whisperers,” our most accomplished ambassadors to the farming community, what it takes to succeed and get more conservation practices in the ground.

In addition, Mr. Eckl is presenting the workshop "Closing the Deal With Rural Landowners: Perfecting the People Skills of Conservation Outreach" scheduled for Wednesday, November 1st.


Wednesday Workshops

Wednesday is Workshop Day!   A great line up of workshops is scheduled to provide attendees the opportunity for in-depth training.  More information will be posted to the Workshops Page, coming soon.

+ Closing the Deal With Rural Landowners:  Perfecting the People Skills Conservation Outreach

+ Project Wild Certification Course

+ MI Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Field Trip

+ QuickBooks New Users Workshop

+ Qualified Forest Program for Forestry Assistance Program Participants


MACD Annual Meeting

The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts will hold the 2017 Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 2nd at 9:00 am.  


Interested in becoming an Exhibitor or Sponsor?  

Many opportunities are available.  Click Here for details and to register!