District Employee and District Board Member Awards
The deadline for Regions to submit their award nominations is November 15, 2017.
Don Aron Scholarship Deadline
The deadline for submitting applications for the Don Aron Scholarship is March 15, 2017.
2016 NCDEA Annual Report
The 2016 NCDEA Annual Report is available for download. To view the report, see the "2016 NCDEA Annual Report" attachment below.
2017 NCDEA Officers Installed
The 2017 NCDEA Officers were installed on January 31, 2017 during the Partnership Luncheon held at the NACD Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. Presiding over the installation was NCDEA Past President Irene Moore (Ohio). The new officers are: Tim Riley - President (Delaware), Rhonda Kelsch - Vice President (North Dakota), Jeanette Hale - Treasurer (Arkansas), Melissa Higbee - Secretary (Michigan), and Coleta Bratten - Member-at-Large (Oklahoma).
Conservation Delivery System of the Future
The Conservation Partnership introduces a white paper about Conservation Delivery System of the Future. NCDEA President Tim Riley states; "I am pleased to share the following documents with you: a joint letter from the national conservation partnership leaders, a signed national MOA, a statewide MOA template, and the Conservation Delivery System of the Future White Paper. These documents will be sent by the national leadership from NRCS, NASCA, NARC&DC, and NACD to their respective state leaders". The documents can also be found as attachments at the bottom of the page.
Federal Shutdown Information
NCDEA developed a procedural document that addressed many issues associated with the 2013 Federal Shutdown and how it affected various District offices. For a copy the document, see the attachment below. Some tools used by Conservation District's such as climate data, eFOTG, Web Soil Survey, etc. can be accessed at: NRCS Resources Page
Pages of Interest on our NCDEA Website
Please visit the "Employment Opportunities" and "Links" pages and check out job postings from across our nation and links to our partners and State Association websites.
We would like to offer some new opportunities to Conservation District employees who are foresters and other employees that may be interested in receiving more specific news on forestry matters including access to a blog and other media to facilitate transfer of such info.
Mike Beacom, editor of the Monthly Forestry Notes, offers the following as a voluntary request to encourage forestry interested folks to sign on to this service.
To learn more about conservation district forestry activities, follow the Forestry RPG on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/forestrynotes, or sign up to receive Forestry Notes by emailing email@example.com.
Quickbooks Option for Conservation Districts
This is another update on the the Quickbooks options for conservation districts. The NRCS clarified a key question TODAY regarding the use of cce computers being used to access the online versions of Quickbooks and associated report applications. NRCS State Conservationists were notified by email today of this interpretation so you should have an easier time of discussing options with them.
The answer is that districts CAN/MAY use cce computers to access online versions of Quickbooks, however the PII data is not to be stored on the USDA servers. Quickbooks software does not have to be removed for this option, just the data that is not to be stored on the USDA servers.
Now that this key question is resolved we will move forward with a more detailed options discussion with the 7 states that have indicated they would like to consider one or both of the options we have secured from Intuit, the company that supplies Quickbooks.
Please continue to share your questions with us as we move forward to help resolve this issue.
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