Friday, November 24, 2017
Conference Workshops

Public Relations Basics


This presentation will be held on Sunday, November 16th (2:00 – 4:00 PM) in TBA. Alicia Hardy from SWC will be conduction a Public Relations Basics workshop which will cover Social Media, Newsletters and working with the Media. Laptop computers are encouraged, so please bring your Laptops. Wireless Internet connections are available for this workshop.

This event is open to all conference registrants. The speaker is Alicia Hardy, Soil and Water Conservation Commission.


New Financial Reporting Requirements for Districts


This presentation will be held on Monday, November 17th (10:15-11:00 AM) in Port 7. The aim of this session is to provide details of the recently passed Idaho House Bill 560 which requires all districts to register and provide audit and budget information on an annual basis.

The presentation will cover a brief history of the Legislative Services Office, the requirements and due dates of Idaho Code, Section 67-450E, and the effect of this new code section on local government entities.

This event is open to all conference registrants. The speaker is Jim Combo, Managing Auditor, Idaho Legislative Services.


Surviving the next 50 Years


This presentation will be held on Monday, November 17th (11:00 – 11:45 AM) in Port 7. This session is focused on District elected officials and their role within the state. Mr. Roberts, a past representative for the Idaho State Legislature, will present information on making your district relevant.

This event is open to all conference registrants. The speaker is Ken Roberts, Idaho State Tax Commission Commissioner.


Media Interviews – improving your technique


This presentation will be held on Monday, November 17th during the Education Luncheon (11:45 AM – 1:45 PM) in the Warrior Ballroom. If you’re not confident giving an interview to media representatives this is the session for you. Doug Bauer, Lewiston Tribune Managing Editor will outline the basic role and function of the media, and what reporters seek when they contact interested parties and professional "experts" for interviews. Audience members will be invited to participate and ask any specific questions they have about the process. Bauer will provide some tips and techniques for responding to media and how to put your District in the best light.

This event is open to all conference registrants. The speaker is Doug Bauer , Managing Editor of Lewiston Morning Tribune.


Resolutions Committee Meeting


This meeting will be held on Monday, November 17th (1:45 – 2:30 PM) in Port 7. Division delegates as well as conference registrants are welcome. The resolutions committee reviews the proposed resolutions for the IASCD. Rod Robinson will be presiding over the meeting.


Lindsay Creek Vineyards – Viticulture Tour


This tour will be held on Monday, November 17th (2:30 – 6:00 PM) with bus transportation at the front entrance provided. A tour of Lindsay Creek Vineyards and Harvest Ridge Organics will be led by Doug and Art McIntosh, 4th generation wheat farmers in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Together Art and Doug have nearly fifteen years combined experience in viticulture and enology.

This event is open to all conference registrants. A $5.00 tasting fee is required for beer and wine. This fee is refundable upon purchase of any beverage. There will be alcohol free beverages as well.


Making Your Voice Heard – Advocating for Agriculture


This presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 18th (10:00 – 11:00 AM. Listen to Alex McGregor, regional business man and agricultural producer, discuss agriculture’s role in not only regional but global markets.


When opportunity Knocks will you have the key?


This concurrent session occurs on November 18th. These modules were developed for elected district officials and staff. The goal of these modules was to help elected district officials and their staff to better understand the history and mission of conservation districts. It is also the intent of these modules to help district officials and their staff to understand their statutory obligations and how to exercise their authorities granted to them by the state legislature.

This training was initially a part of a district employees Graduate School project and has been adopted by Division V for improvement and implementation and will be available statewide for use in individual districts.


Soil Health and Use of Cover Crops


This concurrent session will be held Tuesday, November 18th. This session will be repeated three times during the concurrent sessions. Attendees will be informed about cover crops and their benefits to soil health. This session has a round table discussion approach with many speakers.

This event is open to all conference registrants. The speakers includes Eric Hasselstrom and Drew Leitch, Lewis SCD, as well as Jim Church, Doug Finkelnburg, Ken Hart, U of I Extension Office, Kevin Seitz, USDA/NRCS.


Remote Sensing and Environmental Modeling


This presentation will be held Tuesday, November 18th during the concurrent sessions and will be repeated three times. Gregg Teasdale, PhD, will illustrate remote sensing techniques and how they can be used for watershed modeling, hydrologic modeling and erosion modeling.


Elected Official Training


This presentation will be held Tuesday, November 18th (9:00 – 10:00 AM, Round 1 Concurrent Session). Jerry McNall and Jerry Mason from the Idaho Counties Risk Management group (ICRMP) will discuss legal issues every elected official needs to know. This session is a risk management training that focuses on a variety of issues. This event is open to all conference registrants.


Stay out of the Paper, Stay out of Jail


This presentation will be held Tuesday, November 18th (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Round 2 Concurrent Session). Attend this session to learn how to keep yourself and your organization out of the paper and out of jail. Be prepared to learn about open meeting laws and why you should care, public records in an electronic world, claims, torts, and lawsuits.

This event is open to all conference registrants. The speaker is Jerry Mason and Jim McNall , ICRMP Representatives.


Ethical Standards in Public Service


This presentation will be held Tuesday, November 18th (12:00 – 1:00 PM, Round 3 Concurrent Session). During this session learn about ethical standards in public service. Elected officials and employees should attend this session to learn about ethics requirements and laws.

This event is open to all conference registrants. The speaker is Jerry Mason and Jim McNall , ICRMP Representatives.

 

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Phone: 208-843-2931
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