Jann McNamara
PA Association of Conservation Districts
717-238-7223 x106


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Genetti Hotel 
200 W 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

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72nd PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference 

Conference Highlights

wheat.jpgPACD Conservation Committee:
Farm Bill Update

July 17, 2019 | 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) calls the Farm Bill the single largest funding program for private land conservation in the United States, providing support for conservation programs, commodity programs, crop insurance, and food security. PACD is pleased to welcome Eric Hansen, NACD Government Affairs Manager and Northeast Region Representative, to the PACD Conservation Committee meeting, where he will provide an update on the 2018 Farm Bill.

Concurrent Sessions
July 17, 2019 | 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Changes to the USDA NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
RCPP offers new opportunities for the NRCS, conservation partners, and agricultural producers to work together to harness innovation, expand the conservation mission and demonstrate the value and efficacy of voluntary private lands conservation. This session will help participants understand the RCPP program under the 2018 Farm Bill. Attendees will learn about the Farm Bill’s statutory changes to RCPP and see how existing projects might compare to new potential projects.

PA Energy Horizons Report - Cover Pennsylvania’s Energy Horizons
Presented by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Have you ever wondered how PA's energy system might change in the next 25 years, and what it means for Pennsylvanians? If so, you’ll want to join us for this session to learn about the recently released PA Energy Horizons Report. The report was developed over two years by bringing together stakeholders in the energy arena to answer just this question, and offers several scenarios for how PA's energy outlook could unfold.

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Full Circle Mushroom Compost


Octoraro Native Plant Nursery



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Overnight Reservations

PACD has a room block reserved at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport.

Genetti Williamsport
200 W 4th Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570.326.6600

Conference rate: $89 +tax
Government rate: $83 +tax

To make your reservations, call 570.326.6600 and ask for the PACD Room Block before the room block expires on June 16, 2019. After June 16, regular hotel rates may apply.

Additional hotel information:

* Complimentary hot-breakfast buffet included
* Parking entrance fee of $3/day is waived for overnight guests
* Check-in 11 a.m./Check-Out 3 p.m.
* Government ID required upon check-in to receive the government rate

Executive Council Items

These items will come before PACD Executive Council on July 18, 2019, during the conference.

PACD asks each conservation district board to consider these proposals and ensure that the district’s designated voting delegate comes to the meeting prepared to vote on these items and any amendments made from the council floor.


Conference Menu

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To register online, please click Register Now. You will have the option to pay with a credit card using PayPal or to pay by check.

Early bird deadline June 21

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PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE: The last day to preregister is July 8. Walk-in registrations are welcome and will be taken on a space-available basis.

REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received by the PACD office no later than July 8, 2019. Full payment for all registered meals and activities is expected for any cancellations received after July 8, 2019.