December 1 Deadline for Annual Meeting Registration

Hotel PictureDon’t forget that the deadline to register online for the 2016 NCASWCD Annual Meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 1. To register, click here.

Currently, the hotel room block is full at the Sheraton Imperial. However, an overflow room block at the conference rate is available at the Springhill Suites by Marriott, which is beside the Sheraton. To make a reservation at Springhill Suites, call 919-998-9500 and reference code SWDN.

Once an attendee has made a reservation at Springhill Suites, they can be put on a waiting list to be transferred to the Sheraton Imperial as cancellations come in. If an attendee wants to be put on a first-come-first-serve waiting list, please send an email to Julie Groce at [email protected] or call the association office at 919-715-6104. She will need to know the name of the attendee, check-in/out dates and room preference (double or king). If rooms become available, the attendee will be notified.

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Registration now open for 2016 NCASWCD Annual Meeting

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Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park, NC, will be the site of the 2016 NCASWCD Annual Meeting.

Registration is now open for the 2016 NCASWCD Annual Meeting, which will be held January 3-5, 2016 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park, NC. Online registration ends at the end of the business day on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Click here to register and get information about reserving hotel rooms.

If you have questions about the meeting, contact the association office by email at [email protected] or phone at 919-715-6104.

Event organizers are planning an outstanding event, including a really exciting silent auction and wonderful door prize items. We look forward to see you there!

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2015 Legislative Breakfast

The Association will host a Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday morning, March 18 in the Legislative Building Cafeteria.  The breakfast, in conjunction with Ag Awareness Day, will begin at 7:00 a.m. and will conclude by 8:00 a.m.  The main speaker will be Representative Bob Steinburg, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee.  Inquires should be directed to the Association office at 919.715.6104 or [email protected]

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Raffle Winners Announced

At the recent annual meeting of the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, the following winning tickets were drawn during the banquet on Tuesday night, January 6.  Congratulations to all!!!!

John Deer Gator — Ed Spivey, Collettsville, NC  (Caldwell Co.)

Holland Grill — Debbie Dobson, Winston Salem, NC  (Forsyth Co.)

$500 Cash — Mark Wines, Leicester, NC  (Buncombe Co.)

$250 — Michael Bacon, Youngsville, NC   (Franklin Co.)

$100 — Jill Laverick, Hope Mills, NC  (Cumberland Co.)

 

 

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2015 Annual Meeting Announced

Registration is now open for the 2015 annual meeting of the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.  The meeting wlll be held January 4-6, 2015 at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons.  All information regarding the meeting and registration can be located through the following link:

http://www.ncagr.gov/SWC/professional_development/NCASWCDAnnualMeeting.html

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Legislative Breakfast May 22, 2014

The NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold its 2014 Legislative Breakfast on Thursday morning, May 22 in the Legislative Building Cafeteria.  Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:15 a.m.  A short program will conclude at approximately 8:00 a.m.  RSVP to [email protected] by May 14

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Gator Raffle Results Announced

The 2013 Gator Raffle was a hugh success with eight winning tickets drawn during the 70th Annual Meeting of the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts on Tuesday evening, January 7, 2014.  Winners included the following:

Five $100 prizes:  Eileen Langdon, Benson, NC; Chris Huysman, Sparta, NC; Kathy Stiheleather, Taylorsville, NC; Robert Wilkerson, Greenville, NC; and James Taylor, Woodleaf, NC.

$300 prize: Don Whitlow, Rocky Mount, Va.

Holland Grill: Jerry Gilchrist, Fairmont, NC

John Deere Gator: Tommy Smith, Concord, NC.

Congratulations to all winners!

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2013 Education Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2013 poster, essay, and speech contests.  Winners at the state level can be found at the following link:  http://www.ncagr.gov/SWC/educational/documents/2013NCASWCDContestWinners.pdf

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2013 Outstanding Conservation Farm Family Selected

The Jane Iseley Farm in Alamance County has recently been selected by the NC Associaiton of Soil and Water Conservation Districts as the 2013 Outstanding Conservation Farm Family.  The competitive program starts with the selection of an outstanding farmer by the local soil and water conservation district.  After competing at the area and regional levels, the farms selected to represent the mountain, piedmont, and coastal plain regions of the state are judged by a panel of five judges to select a state Outstanding Conservation Farm Family.  For information about the Iseley Farm visit www.iseleyfarms.com.   An on-farm celebration will be held in the fall of 2013.

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