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2011 OACD Annual Meeting

  1. 1. Oklahoma RC&D The TEAM to ‘Pull Together’ CONSERVATION and COMMUNITY in Oklahoma
  2. 2. Purpose of RC&D <ul><li>to encourage and improve </li></ul><ul><li>the capability of </li></ul><ul><li>volunteer, locally-elected </li></ul><ul><li>and civic leaders; </li></ul><ul><li>to plan and address needs for </li></ul><ul><li>RESOURCE CONSERVATION </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT </li></ul>
  3. 3. OACD Mission <ul><li>to‘DRIVE’ leadership, </li></ul><ul><li>resources, and </li></ul><ul><li>partnership </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for those </li></ul><ul><li>who manage the land </li></ul><ul><li>to enhance our natural </li></ul><ul><li>resources for a better </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma </li></ul>
  4. 4. OARC&D Mission <ul><li>to ‘HARNESS’ the power of local Councils to identify, address and solve challenges to sustain and improve quality of life in their own communities.   </li></ul>
  5. 5. RC&D and CD Historical Partnership <ul><li>Since the beginning of the individual RC&D Councils, local Conservation Districts were </li></ul><ul><li>FOUNDATIONAL </li></ul><ul><li>MEMBERS </li></ul>
  6. 6. Common ‘Horse-Power” <ul><li>Mission Focused </li></ul><ul><li>Place at the Table </li></ul><ul><li>Results Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Accountable </li></ul>So….What can we do better as a TEAM?
  7. 7. ‘ HITCH’ up as a TEAM <ul><li>Both organizations are KEY in transforming communities </li></ul><ul><li>Both organizations must ensure the TEAM is TRAINED in new leadership capacities </li></ul>
  8. 8. ‘ HARNESS’ the Power <ul><li>Both organizations are responsible for HITCHING teams together </li></ul><ul><li>Both organizations are responsible for HELPING TEAMS work together </li></ul>
  9. 9. ‘ PULLING’ Strategies <ul><li>Conditioning </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Board Members Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment Financial </li></ul>
  10. 10. ‘ LOADS’ to ‘PULL’ together <ul><li>Value-Added Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Agritourism </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Energy </li></ul>
  11. 11. RC&D 2010 Summary of Accomplishments <ul><li>27 New Businesses Developed </li></ul><ul><li>305 Businesses Retained and/or Expanded </li></ul><ul><li>$3.1 Billion for Oklahoma businesses </li></ul><ul><li>65 Value-Added Products assisted to market </li></ul>
  12. 12. RC&D 2010 Summary of Accomplishments <ul><li>125 Agritourism Venues Opened / Expanded </li></ul><ul><li>188 ‘On Farm’ Jobs Created or Retained </li></ul><ul><li>207 ‘Off Farm’ Jobs Created or Retained </li></ul>
  13. 13. RC&D 2010 Summary of Accomplishments <ul><li>>17K Acres Conserved for Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>88 Tourism/Historical/Cultural or Museum Sites Enhanced </li></ul><ul><li>18 Rural Fire & Disaster Preparedness Projects </li></ul>
  14. 14. RC&D 2010 Summary of Accomplishments <ul><li>42 Community Healthcare Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>15 Wastewater Systems Improved or Repaired </li></ul><ul><li>26 Tribal Nations Working as a Project Partner </li></ul>
  15. 15. RC&D 2010 Summary of Accomplishments <ul><li>>$9.4 Billion </li></ul><ul><li>Dollars Leveraged for Project Completion </li></ul>
  16. 16. RC&D 2010 Summary of Accomplishments <ul><li>Utilizing a federal investment of $1.12 M through USDA/NRCS, Oklahoma’s RC&Ds returned a 8:1 investment due to local, regional, statewide, tribal, federal and private partners! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Oklahoma RC&D Councils <ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>from all </li></ul><ul><li>nine of </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>individual </li></ul><ul><li>RC&D </li></ul><ul><li>Councils </li></ul><ul><li>including: </li></ul>Cherokee Hills Cross Timbers Fun Country Great Plains High Plains Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Ouachita Mountains Tallgrass Wheatland
  18. 18. Cherokee Hills RC&D <ul><li>2010 RC&D State Summit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits presentations on non-profit corporations and Board member rules and regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nat’l Association of RC&D Councils Executive Director, Council products and services </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Cherokee Hills RC&D <ul><li>Wagoner Women in Agriculture Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>addressed some of the challenges and issues that women face when they become part of the farm culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics included farm bill programs, carbon credits, leadership and nutrition. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Cherokee Hills RC&D <ul><li>Small Business Incubator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This project provides small and home based business a low rent office space while the business develops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earlier last year a business startup moved into permanent facilities after occupying for a year </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Cherokee Hills RC&D <ul><li>Intermediary Relending Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Business loans to date $1, 021,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continues after twelve years to offer the loan service to small business in Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Nowata and Sequoyah Counties. </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Cross Timbers RC&D <ul><li>Small Business Development Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of USDA Rural Development & Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$149,000 investment into viable businesses in the region </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Cross Timbers RC&D <ul><li>Annual Partnership Celebration / Luau </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created to raise funds and awareness of programs, partners and recognize contributions by individuals & organizations </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Cross Timbers RC&D <ul><li>Lt. Governor’s Invitational Turkey Hunt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted as an economic development event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnered with the communities of Henryetta, Holdenville, Okemah and Okmulgee </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Fun Country RC&D <ul><li>Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCWP “sensitive sole source groundwater basin” identified for Hydrology Study to determine how much water can be withdrawn while protecting springs and streams. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Fun Country RC&D <ul><li>Heartland Flyer Coalition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>partnership with local leaders, ODOT & Amtrak to improve passenger rail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>on-going study with alternative fuels, Biodiesel engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building local/regional travel itineraries </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Fun Country RC&D <ul><li>Cedar Pollen Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership w/ Tulsa Univ., City of Davis and YMCA Camp Classen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collector sites for cedar pollen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing research on pollen concentrations and spatial distributions </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Fun Country RC&D <ul><li>Economic Development Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Street & Chambers of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Development and Beautification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep Oklahoma Beautiful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ardmore Beautification Council </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Great Plains RC&D <ul><li>Farmers Markets and Community Gardens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Your Picks on Route 66 farmers market promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops on plasticulture, season extension, organics and marketing </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Great Plains RC&D <ul><li>Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference w/ exhibits and educational sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted producers, agency personnel and school nutrition directors </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Great Plains RC&D <ul><li>Whole Wheat Flour Mill – Flour Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No-Till Conservation Cropping system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% whole wheat flour available to schools </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. High Plains RC&D <ul><li>Oklahoma Wildlife & Prairie Heritage Alliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase private landowners awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical assistance, education and rangeland program guidance </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. High Plains RC&D <ul><li>Ion Exchange Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business assistance on iodine extraction technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses brine water from Oil & Gas wells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultimately employ 160 people </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. High Plains RC&D <ul><li>Agritourism Map </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide effort for industry development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing materials including Map development and printing </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Oklahoma Chisholm Trail RC&D <ul><li>Keeping Jefferson County Beautiful </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitated two grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ringling Boy Scouts cleanup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waurika Chamber Planter boxes </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Oklahoma Chisholm Trail RC&D <ul><li>Southern Oklahoma Retail Development Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiting and retaining the right business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with Okla Southwest Alliance </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Oklahoma Chisholm Trail RC&D <ul><li>Southwest OK NonProfit Capacity Building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted 10 nonprofit local organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided partial scholarships to attend professional training in nonprofit management. </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Ouachita Mountains RC&D <ul><li>Poteau Biomass Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional biomass project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilizing locally grown biomass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic planning with federal, state and local landowners. </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Ouachita Mountains RC&D <ul><li>Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Held in McAlester, OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics included agritourism, organics, grape & wine production and Farm to School program </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Ouachita Mountains RC&D <ul><li>Plasticulture Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational information for local market gardeners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New products and their application exhibition </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Tallgrass RC&D <ul><li>Conservation Education ‘Billy Bee’ Concert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation education day for 4 th – 12 th graders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 different education stations </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Tallgrass RC&D <ul><li>Circle of Care Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-traditional skilled nursing facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehabilitative services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social settings </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Tallgrass RC&D <ul><li>Watershed Protection and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnered with Indian Nations Council of Governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase slope mower for six CD watershed maintenance </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Wheatland RC&D <ul><li>Fence Solutions Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolving Loan Fund provided operating capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doubled production with innovative products creating six new jobs </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Wheatland RC&D <ul><li>Kay County Conservation District Outdoor Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding assistance to Kay County Conservation District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eco Observation station includes gazebo, arbor, windmill/pond, butterfly/Oklahoma garden and walking trail. </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Wheatland RC&D <ul><li>Frontier Country Historical Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted City of Crescent and Frontier Country Historical Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CDBG Community Revitalization & USDA Community Facilities grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Museum improvements </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Examples of t he Power & Scope between CONSERVATION & CO MMUNITY Team <ul><li>Eastern Redcedar </li></ul><ul><li>Flour Power </li></ul>
  48. 48. Eastern Redcedar Issue / Concern
  49. 49. Eastern Redcedar Inventory and Mapping
  50. 50. Eastern Redcedar Harvesting
  51. 51. Eastern Redcedar Value-Added Product Development
  52. 52. Eastern Redcedar Alternative Energy Biomass Gasification
  53. 53. Whole Wheat Flour Power <ul><li>Southern Plains </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition </li></ul>
  54. 54. Whole Wheat Flour Power
  55. 55. Whole Wheat Flour Power Education <ul><li>No-Till Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>& Workshops </li></ul>
  56. 56. Whole Wheat Flour Power Sustainability <ul><li>Food Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul>
  57. 57. Whole Wheat Flour Power Value-Added Heritage Stone Burr Mill
  58. 58. RC&D Councils, part of the TEAM between CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY
  59. 59. Questions?

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