17 March, 2015 20:56

NACD Spring Fly-In and Officers and Executive Board Visit
Tomorrow, more than 100 soil and water conservation district supervisors, employees and state association representatives will be participating in NACD’s Annual Spring Fly-In held in Washington, DC!

NACD will be kicking off the event with a breakfast in the Capitol Visitors Center. NACD staff and several ex-Capitol Hill staffers will brief members on our advocacy materials and will provide current updates on policy issues affecting agriculturein preparation for their visits with legislators later that day.

Members will spend the remainder of the day visiting hundreds of legislators to share their priorities on behalf of NACD on a number of issues including: FY 2016 appropriations and budget, Farm Bill implementation, a concurrent resolution recognizing locally-led conservation and soil health and a number of their state issues.

Tomorrow evening NACD will hold a Congressional reception in the House Agriculture Committee Room to network with legislators, Congressional staff, members of the media, and partner organizations and agencies. NACD is anticipating remarks from Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA) who currently chairs the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture and is an original sponsor of the concurrent resolution on conservation. Thanks to our reception sponsors: CHS, United Sugar Corporation, the International Certified Crop Adviser program, the Society for Range Management, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association and the National Conservation District Employees Association.

Additionally, the NACD Executive Board and Officer Team are in town throughout the week conducting official NACD business and meeting with partners as well as attending National Ag Day events put on by Agri-Pulse on Tuesday, March 17.

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