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2023 Joint Conservation District Meeting | 03.01.23

Updated: Feb 24

2023 Joint Conservation District Meeting

Wednesday, March 1st

8:00 AM-2:30 PM

Palouse Empire Fairgrounds, Community Building

322 Fairgrounds Rd., Colfax, WA

Join Pine Creek, Rock Lake, Whitman, and Palouse Conservation Districts for a joint meeting at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds Community Building outside Colfax. The program will feature a panel of area growers, an overview of funding opportunities and programs from local agencies, and 2022 highlights from each conservation district.

Two pesticide education credits are available.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Raffle items are available thanks to our generous sponsors. Pre-registration earns an extra raffle ticket!

8:00 AM Coffee & Networking

8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions

District Staff

8:40 AM District Update

Rock Lake Conservation District

8:50 AM District Update

Palouse Conservation District

9:00 AM Building Resilient Farms

Jon Paul Driver, Agricultural Economist at Washington State University

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Pullman Plant Materials Center: Plant Science Technologies to Meet Natural Resource Needs

Steven Lee, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Center

(1 Pesticide Credit)

11:05 AM District Update

Whitman Conservation District

11:15 AM District Update

Pine Creek Conservation District

11:30 AM Lunch

Sponsored by Plants of the Wild, Banner Bank & Anabranch Solutions

12:00 PM Conservation Ag Panel

Stuart Elliot, Art Schultheis, Tracy & Devin Eriksen, Mark & Amy McKay, Tami Stubbs

12:45 PM Voluntary Stewardship Program

Brad Johnson, Whitman County VSP Coordinator

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Steph Harper, PCD Conservation Coordinator

Natural Resources Conservation Services

Stephen Johnson, NRCS Resource Conservationist

1:20 PM Pesticides and Water Quality: Risk Assessments and How They Affect Product Labels

Joel Demory, WSDA Natural Resources Assessment Section

(1 Pesticide Credit)

2:15 PM Questions & Raffle

2:30 PM Thank you for coming!

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