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March 2018 Minutes

The MACD Board of Directors met via conference call on March 12, 2018. Topics discussed at the meeting:

  • NRCS Update: Lori Ziehr, the acting State Conservationist introduced herself. She gave a timeline for hiring a permanent conservationist (July), and discussed preparations for the Farm Bill.
  • Revised 2018 Budget
  • Financials
  • Strategic Plan: Mark Suta discussed the Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals; board approved draft. Next strategies were also discussed.
  • DNRC Update: Laurie Zeller discussed planning grants; Mark Bostrom updated on CD Admin Fund Grants and DNRC budget
  • Executive Director Hiring Committee: a committee was formed for hiring this position.
  • Area 1 Update: Dean Rogge
  • Area 3 Update: Steve Hedstrom

Full meeting minutes: MACD_Minutes_2018-03-12

Kate Arpin

Kate is the Communications and Technology Manager for Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Montana. She manages the website, puts out The Montana Conservationist every other week, and assists conservation districts with technology, websites, and communications.

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