Director Training

Approved Meetings for Conservation District Directors



Benefits of Forest Certification - Tuesday, October 24, 2017-600 PM - 8:30 PM
Clark County Fairground Youth Building-1201 Hwy 67 South-Arkadelphia, ArkansasThere is no cost to attend this event but you must register in advance. A catered meal will be provided and registration numbers are required for the meal count. Seating is limited so register today! Click here to register online.


AFGC Fall Forage Conference and Tour
When: Friday, November 3, 2017 (all day) - Click here to view the agenda.
Where: Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center (WHIT) 1335 W. Knapp St.
Cost: $45 per person, $60 for two from the same farm, $10 for students
Description: Learn more about unique ways to grow fall and winter pasture! Be sure to attend the Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council’s Fall Forage Conference and Forage Tour. Speakers in the morning will discuss winter grazing management, then an afternoon tour of the UA Fayetteville farm will show studies on fall and winter forage options as well as silvopasture work. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.; fee can be paid at the door by cash, credit or check. Call Linda McCargo 501-671-2171 for more info. Contact: Linda McCargo 501-671-2171


Arkansas’s 2nd Biennial Forum on Forestry and Drinking Water Forest and Water Works
Connecting Working Forests and Clean Drinking Water
November 7 and 8, 2017-DeGray Resort State ParkArkansas’ 2nd Biennial Forum on Forestry and Drinking Water provides opportunity to learn how forestry and drinking water can work together to protect drinking water sources and help improve management of forests in Arkansas. Nov. 7 and 8, decision makers from both sectors will gather at DeGray Resort State Park to discuss issues relevant to both sectors and determine ways that the two sectors can collaborate to their mutual benefit. Topics of discussion will include: The Sustainable Forestry Initiative; Harmful Algae Blooms; Nutrients and Forestry; the Impact of Sediment on Water Treatment; Unpaved Roads; the Value of Collaboration plus a history of forestry in Arkansas by Dr. Don Bragg. Ample time will be provided for networking and offline discussion. Click here to register for the forum.


The Soil Health and Water Conservation Conference will be held December 12-13, 2017 in North Little Rock at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel. Click here to view the agenda.