Welcome to the 2022 Summer Conservation Forum and Tour & Southeast Region Meeting of the National Association of Conservation Districts! 

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Monday, July 18 • 8:30am - 10:15am
Conservation Forum
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Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo

Caribbean Director, USDA-NRCS
Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo is from Mayagüez, PR and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Luis has work in conservation for over a decade covering different field, technical and management position in Alabama and Iowa and more recently... Read More →

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Chief Terry Cosby

Chief, NRCS
Terry Cosby was appointed to serve as chief of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in May of 2021. In this role, Chief oversees the 3,000 NRCS field offices and their employees across the nation.Cosby began his career with... Read More →
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Bradley Doorn, Ph.D.

Program Manager for Water Resources and Agriculture, NASA Applied Science Program of the Earth Science Division
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Positive T.A. Nelson

Commissioner of Agriculture, Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Nelson has a B.S. Degree in Accounting from St. Augustine’s University; leadership training certificates from the Henry Toll Fellowship & Eastern Leadership Academy respectively; a certificate in “Driving Government Performance” from the John F. Kennedy School of... Read More →
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Raúl E. Macchiavelli

Dean and Director, College of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico
Raúl E. Macchiavelli is a Professor and the Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, the land grant university in Puerto Rico. Dr. Macchiavelli has more than 40 years of experience teaching and doing research in applied... Read More →
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Tim Palmer

Immediate Past President, NACD
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Ramón González Beiró

Secretary of Agriculture, Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture
The Secretary of Agriculture of Puerto Rico was born in the town of Arroyo, Puerto Rico on October 6, 1965. He studied Accounting at the Regional College of Ponce, Puerto Rico and Agricultural Administration at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. He carries agriculture... Read More →
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Stafford Crossman

Associate Director and Extension Assistant Professor, University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Stafford Crossman is an Extension Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture. He began his career at the University of the Virgin Islands as a Research Specialist at the Agricultural... Read More →

Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - 10:15am EDT
San Geronimo ABC