Events and Calendar

2024 Voluntary Agricultural Districts Webinar Series

The Voluntary Agricultural Districts (VAD) Webinar Series is for local government staff and Agricultural Advisory Boards that administer and implement VAD programs in their local communities.

Landowners, land trusts, conservation nonprofits, and other entities interested in VADs are encouraged to attend. The webinars are virtual, free, and open to the public.

To sign up, please visit our Formsite registration page.

Updating VAD Ordinances, Friday, January 19, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Review 2018 and 2022 updates to the VAD statute, Ordinances changes required to comply with statutory changes

VAD 101, Wednesday, January 24, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
What is VAD? What is your role in administering a county VAD program? Resources, tools, and tips
 
VAD Public Hearings, Thursday, February 8, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
What is a public hearing? What is the public hearing requirement in the VAD statute and ordinances? How to conduct a public hearing, What are the outcomes of a VAD public hearing?

Program Record Keeping/Publicity and Outreach, Tuesday, February 13, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
How to submit the annual VAD survey, Software to manage VADs, Best practices from successful VAD programs
 
VAD and Geographic Information System (GIS), Thursday, February 22, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Why have a VAD GIS layer? How to capture the half-mile record notice area, Working with your county GIS department