All about the 2015 Outreach & Ag Expo
v Hotel & Registration Information
We are approximately one month away from the 2015 NOPBNRCSE Outreach and Ag Education Expo. This is one event that you don’t want to miss! The planning committee has put together an impressive line-up of guest speakers for this year's Expo including Judge Glenda Hatchett, star of the former court show, Judge Hatchett; and Kwesi Mfume, former NAACP President and former Congressman, along with other distinguished guests. Be sure to check out the draft agenda for a sneak peek at this year's activities.
To view the draft agenda, click here.
To ensure that you aren't left out, make sure you register for the Expo and reserve your rooms ASAP because the block is filling up.
To register for the Expo, click here.
To secure your hotel room, click here.
v Financial Assistance Available to GS 9 or below Expo Attendees
The Expo is designed provide a platform for participants to interact with landowners, learn professional development skills, and engage in networking opportunities.
This scholarship will cover registration fees (up to $150), and may cover some travel expenses, if applicable. To apply, applicants must be currently employed as a part-time, full-time, or intern of the USDA NRCS at a GS-9 level or below. Applicants must submit an essay describing their interest in attending the 2015 Expo and how this scholarship will benefit them.
Click here to find out more about the Expo Scholarship and to obtain an application.
v Real Talk with the President
Organization President Drenda Williams is hosting an exclusive “Real Talk” session with Expo participants about managing work and family, being a female in a male dominated profession and new millennials in the workplace. She is also answering any other questions members may have during this time. This session will be closed and participants will need to apply to attend as limited slots are available.
If you would like be a part of this special session on Saturday, December 5 from 2:30-4p, please click this link and enter your contact information.
vHelp Wanted - Registration
The planning committee is looking for individuals to assist with registering members on Thursday December 3- Saturday December 5. If you are interested in serving on the registration committee, please contact Joe Buford, South Central Regional Rep at firstname.lastname@example.org.
v Exhibitor Registration Open
If you are interested or know someone who would like to be an exhibitor at the 2015 Outreach and Ag Expo, registration is open until November 20, 2015. Vendors will be placed strategically throughout the conference.
Click here to obtain an application for the vendor/exhibitor registration.
v Regional Teleconferences
In November, we will be hosting Regional Teleconferences to discuss the 2015 Expo. Please mark your calendar now for the following:
Friday, November 13th
10:30 am EST – Southeast Region and East and NHQ Region
2:30 pm EST – South Central and West Regions and Northern Plains and Midwest Region
Call-in coordinates will be sent out at a later date to paid members.