Gathering Waters Conservancy (GWC) is disappointed by the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to cut funding for the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program by $63.5 million between now and 2020. But we're also grateful to each and every person who made their voices heard and reached out to their legislators to express their support of the program.
Mar 08, 2012
Rod Nilsestuen Legacy Event
Please join friends and colleagues for this first event honoring cooperative
and conservation leader Rod Nilsestuen
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UW-River Falls University Center
Reception to follow
Registration fee of $100 includes lunch and reception
National Rural Leaders Keynote First Nilsestuen Event
March 30, 2012, marks the inaugural program of the Rod Nilsestuen Legacy Event at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. This inaugu-ral event is held in honor of the late Rod Nilsestuen, secretary of the Department of Agriculture (Wisconsin) and a longtime leader in the national cooperative movement. He died unexpectedly in the summer of 2010.
Keynote speakers Jon Scholl, president of American Farmland Trust, and Martin Lowery, vice president of external affairs for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association will be joined by distinguished panelists. In the spirit of Rod’s gift for bringing people together, they will explore the power of cooperatives, farmland conservation, the future of rural America and the increasing pressure on agriculture to feed the world. Speakers and panelists will also explore issues of ethics, trust and confidence in today’s society. The Rod Nilsestuen Legacy Event is being coordinated by the Ralph K. Morris Foundation in cooperation with the UW-River Falls Foundation.