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					Weathering The Storm …. Agriculture
Changing And Adapting For Success

        Conference Program




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    SWIAA 24th Annual Conference Program
           January 17 – 19, 2012
           Aquarius Casino Resort
              Laughlin, Nevada
             Tuesday - January 17, 2012

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration       (Convention Center Foyer)



      9:00 am       “Conference Opening” – Pavilion B
Opening Remarks       Mr. Arnold Vigil, President
Invocation
Posting of Colors     SWIAA Armed Service Veterans
National Anthem

9:30 am “Colorado River Operational and Hydrology Update”
     Ms. Ruth Thayer, Program Manager, Native American Affairs Office,
     Lower Colorado River Region, Bureau of Reclamation (Invited)


   Raffle Prize Drawing No. 1 – Beef Raffle Prize Tickets (1 or ??)
                      Donated by Gary Parker

              Raffle Prize Drawing No. 2 – Ladies Shawl
                Made and Donated by Charlotte Vigil



                              10:30 AM
              ◆ ◆ REFRESHMENT BREAK (SCORPIO ROOM) ◆ ◆


10:45 “Drought/Range Management” – Speaker TBA


11:15 “2012 Census of Agriculture”
      Speaker: Steve Manheimer, National Agricultural Statistics
               Service
                                12:00 pm
                     ◆ ◆ Lunch (on your own) ◆ ◆


Tuesday Continued – Pavillion B

1:30 pm “Algae Based Energy Systems” – TBA

2:15     “Traditional Cropping” Tohono O’odham Community College
         and TOCA



                                 3:00 PM
               ◆ ◆ REFRESHMENT BREAK (SCORPIO ROOM) ◆ ◆


3:15        “Protecting and Conserving Our Water Supplies”
            Speaker: Mr. Ben Weinrib

4:00        SWIAA Annual Membership Meeting

       President’s Report

       Treasurer’s Report

       Southwest Indian Livestock Field Days - 2011

       Election of New Board Members




                       WWW.SWINDIANAG.COM

Tuesday Continued – Pavillion B
             Raffle Prize Drawing No. 3 – Pendleton Blanket
                        Donated by – Johnny Hill

       Raffle Prize Drawing No. 4 – Native American Arts & Crafts
                       Donated by – Marks Family


                              5:00 – 7:00 PM
             ◆ ◆ SOCIAL – GET TOGETHER (SCORPIO ROOM) ◆ ◆
                 FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS (NO HOST BAR)

             Raffle Prize Drawing No. 5 – Friendship Pottery
                       Donated by – Larry Campus


       Raffle Prize Drawing No. 6 – Native American Arts & Crafts
                       Donated by – Marks Family


         Wednesday – January 18, 2012

    8:00 am – 12:00       Registration   (Convention Center Foyer)


                             Pavillion B

9:00 am Call to Order        Mr. Homer Marks, Sr. Vice-President
Invocation      Mr. Gerald Brown, Gila River Indian Community

       “Feral and Wild Horse/Burro Act” – Panel of Tribes (Hualapai,
       Hopi, Tohono O’odham, Jicarilla Apache Nation) and Bureau of
       Land Management


9:45       “U of A and Extension Programs/Budgets
           Speaker: Dr. Joseph Hiller and Ray Bernal
              Raffle Prize Drawing No. 7 – Tohono O’odham Basket
               Donated by – Tohono O’odham Council

       Raffle Prize Drawing No. 8 – Native American Arts & Crafts
                       Donated by – Marks Family
                               10:45 AM
                 ◆ ◆ REFRESHMENT BREAK (SCORPIO ) ◆ ◆


Wednesday Continued – Pavillion B

11:00      “New Cropping Methods for Soil Health” – Sam Aslan



                               12:00 pm
                    ◆ ◆ Lunch (on your own) ◆ ◆



1:30 pm “Predator Control in Livestock”
        Speaker: Charlie Davis, Jicarilla Apache Nation


2:15        “Premis Traceability ” – Dr. Terry Clark, APHIS


                                3:00 PM
              ◆ ◆ REFRESHMENT BREAK (SCORPIO ROOM) ◆ ◆


3:15       “Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers”
           Speaker: Bill Worthey
4:00        “Keepseagle v. Vilsack - Announcing Native American
            Farmers' Settlement with USDA” – Mr. Anurag Varma,
            Patton Boggs, LLP

4:30        “Western SARE Grants and Programs”

                 Speaker: TBA



                                Pavillion A

                       6:00 pm Dinner & Awards

                   Master of Ceremonies: Arnold Vigil



             Raffle Prize Drawing No. 9 – Pendleton Blanket
                        Donated by – Bill Worthey

       Raffle Prize Drawing No. 10 – Native American Arts & Crafts
                       Donated by – Marks Family




                Thursday – January 19, 2012
                               (Pavillion B)



9:00 am Call to Order      Mr. Arnold Vigil, President

Invocation       Mr. Arnold Vigil, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Jicarilla
                 Apache Nation

            “Bioneers – Traditional Foods, Healing, Culture”
            Speaker: TBA
9:45 am “4-H Programs on the Reservation”

            Speaker: Ms. Marcella E. Talamante



       Raffle Prize Drawing No. 11 - Native American Arts & Crafts
                       Donated by – Marks Family

                Raffle Prize Drawing No. 12 – Moccasins
                      Donated by – Charlotte Vigil


                                10:30 AM
              ◆ ◆ REFRESHMENT BREAK (SCORPIO ROOM) ◆ ◆

10:45       “USDA Disaster Relief”
            Speaker: TBA


11:15       “Encroachment of Urban Areas – Panel to discuss impacts
            – Illegal Dumping, Air Quality, Groundwater Pumping –
            Panel of EPOs from CRIT, GRIC and TO



                              12:00 NOON
                   ◆ ◆ LUNCHEON (Pavillion A) ◆ ◆
            MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES – FRANCES CONDE
                  Dr. Roe B. Lewis Scholarship Award:



1:30        “My Role in Agriculture” – Scholarship Recipient
1:50     “My Role in Agriculture” – Scholarship Recipient


2:15     “Cultural Conservancy”
         Speaker: TBA
3:00     Closing Ceremony

         Retrieval of Colors




                              Pisces Room
                      Executive Board Meeting
                Thursday, January 19, 2012 – 3:30 pm




 The SWIAA Board would like to recognize and thank the following
   individuals for all of their time and effort to make this year’s
                       conference so successful:

  Arnold Vigil, Chairman            Agnes Joaquin, Coordinator
  Frances Conde            Tim Garcia         Venita Garcia
  Howard Jones             Mike Lejero        Homer Marks, Sr.
  Sadie Marks              Gary Parker        Joel J. Querta
  Jonathan Thomas          Charlotte Vigil    Bill Worthey

				
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