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Intro to Conservation Planning, management summit, poster contest, nutrient management webinars, and pollinator week.
Intro to Conservation Planning Course Scheduled for November
Prerequisite and Application Information Available

PACD partners with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the State Conservation Commission (SCC) to deliver a three-day Introduction to Conservation Planning course. This free training is scheduled for November 4-6, 2020, at the Pennsylvania NRCS State Office, USDA Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA.

The event is for entry-level employees of all organizations in Pennsylvania delivering conservation planning technical assistance including, but not limited to, NRCS, conservation districts, SCC, farmland preservation entities, non-profits, and private consultants. The training is free, and lunch will be provided.

An online prerequisite is required. Click here for instructions on the prerequisite . Email completed prerequisite certificates to Shannon Wehinger at . Click here to apply for the course.  The application deadline is September 18, 2020.
Register Now for Management Summit 2020 Webinar Series

Registration is open for the Management Summit 2020 Webinar Series, scheduled on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. from September 2 through September 30. This year's program features a variety of topics including Managing Remote Teams, Negotiation Skills, and Volunteer Engagement, as well as a follow-up session from the Summer Employment Law webinar series. The Summit Series program will be bookended by the Manager Forum meetings on Wednesday, August 26, and October 7, allowing Managers to discuss resilient leadership and team cohesion in times of uncertainty.
Agenda and registration for the Summit Series can be found at the Building for Tomorrow website
Financial and other support for the Building for Tomorrow Leadership Development Program is provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission. Guidance for the Program is provided through the Pennsylvania Conservation Partnership's Leadership Development Committee.
Last Call for Poster Contest Entries

The theme for the 2020 Poster Contest is, "Where would we BEE without Pollinators?"
Conservation districts that wish to participate can collect nominations via email, judge them, and forward the winners in each grade category to PACD. PACD will then select the statewide winners to move on to the national contest.
PACD will accept photos of your county's winners until June 30, 2020. Entries can be emailed to . Click here  for more information on the contest.
PA4R Nutrient Management Webinar Series

The PA4R Alliance is hosting a summer Nutrient Management webinar series! Join us on the Wednesdays of June 24 and July 1 to learn about topics related to applying the Right Nutrient Sources at the Right Rate, Right Time, and Right Place. This series, which is geared toward both conservation and industry professionals, will share insights about how to incorporate these topics into conversations with the farmers you serve. Act 38, Nutrient Management, and Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) CECs will be awarded.
Program includes:
  • Considerations for Supplemental Nitrogen Fertilizer Management with Eric Rosenbaum, PA4R Executive Director
    Wednesday, June 24th, 10-11 am
  • 4Rs and Conservation: A Whole Farm Approach to Nutrient Management with Katie Turner, The Nature Conservancy PA Chapter
    Wednesday, July 1st, 10-11 am
Registration is required for each of the three sessions! Click here  to register today. Contact Katie Turner at with any questions.
Celebrate Pollinator Week!

Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 22-28, 2020, has been designated National Pollinator Week!
National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.
Thirteen years ago, the US Senate's unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as "National Pollinator Week" marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles.
Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership. Click here for more information. 
Conservation Districts in the News 
Upcoming Events

July 23, 2020, 10 am
PACD Executive Council Meeting Web Conference

August 31-September 4, 2020
Agricultural Conservation Technical Training - Level II

Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center,
D auphin, PA

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