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2023 SASDA Annual 
Conference Agendas

SASDA Conference: Event

Preconference Agenda

Gulf Shores, AL | The Lodge at Gulf State Park 

ALL Preconference meals will be on your own expense.

Download printable conference agenda here

 

Thursday June 1, 2023

Room block available for check-in.

Friday June 2, 2023

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Educational Meetings

Oyster Aquaculture Program in Alabama

The Resiliency of the Lodge at Gulf State Park

Alabama's Artificial Reef Program

Birds of Prey

6:00 PM Dinner at The Perch (located on site)

Lunch and dinner on own expenseAfternoon free to enjoy Alabama's Beaches or golfing. 

Saturday June 3, 2023

8:00 AM Transportation leaves for Montgomery

11:30 AM Arrive in Montgomery 

BOOK PRE-CONFERENCE ROOMS HERE

Our hotel block is full, if you have any questions or still need a hotel room for the conference please reach out to Susan Carothers at susanscarothers@gmail.com or 205-908-3190.

Conference Agenda

Montgomery, AL | Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa

Download printable conference agenda here

All times are in Central Time Zone

Meetings are in Alabama B Room

Meals are in Alabama A Room

Saturday June 3, 2023

10:00 AM Early Check-In Available Upon Request to Hotel

12:00 PM Leaving for Afternoon Tours 

Must have registered for tour prior to arrival.

A boxed lunch will be provided with tours.

7:00 PM Southern Buffett Dinner - 129 Coosa Street Montgomery, AL

Live Music by Charity Bowden

The hospitality room 1027 will be open upon returning to hotel.

Sunday June 4, 2023

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast with speaker

Speaker - Rev. John Ed Mathison

All breakfasts will featured Sweet Grown Alabama Product.

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Business Meetings

SASDA, NASDA and SUSTA - in this order

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Break

10:20 AM - 12:10 PM Speakers

NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer
U.S. Congressman Barry Moore
U.S. Congressman Dale Strong

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch 

Speaker - Huntsville Mayor Battle

1:45 PM Depart for Selma, AL

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Historic Tours in Selma

5:30 PM Reception & Dinner in Lowndesboro, AL

Entertainment Speaker - Eddie Salter, "The Turkey Man"

Dinner - Southern Local Catfish

Live Music by Tony Graydon

Lowndesboro First Baptist Church Choir

7:45 PM Depart for Montgomery, AL

The hospitality room 1027 will be open upon returning to hotel.

 

Monday June 5, 2023

7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast with speaker

EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Jeaneanne Gettle

All breakfasts will featured Sweet Grown Alabama Product.

8:00 - 10:15 AM  Speakers

U.S. Senator Katie Britt 
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Executive Director Debbie Wilson

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Speakers

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Executive Vice President Gwen Venable

Alabama Department of Commerce Assistant Director of Business Development Bob Smith

11:00 AM Depart for Auburn, AL

12:00 PM Welcome Luncheon

12:30 PM Raptor Center Presentation/Locker Room/Pat Dye Field Tour

1:50 PM Equestrian Center Tour

2:50 PM Campus Tour

3:30 PM Neville Arena Tour

4:10 PM Woltosz Football Performance Center Tour

5:00 PM Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center Tour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cocktails/Dinner at Auburn University’s President’s Home 

Speaker - Auburn University President Dr. Roberts

The hospitality room 1027 will be open upon returning to hotel.

Tuesday June 6, 2023

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast

All breakfasts will featured Sweet Grown Alabama Product.

8:45 - 10:05 AM Speakers

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Colin Woodall
Alabama Port Authority CEO John Driscoll

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Spouses Tour to Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Meet in lobby for transportation to tour at 10 AM

10:05 -10:20 AM Break

10:20 - 10:35 AM Speaker

USDA Deputy Director Megan Haidet

10:35 - 11:00 AM  SASDA President Ceremony

11:00 - 11:45 AM Speakers

Alabama Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey 

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch

Speaker - Alabama Lead Singer & Owner of Tennessee River Music Farm Randy Owen

1:15 PM Depart for Afternoon Tours

1:15 - 3:30 PM Downtown Montgomery Historical Tours

5:00 PM Depart for Montgomery Country Club

5:30 - 9:00 PM Final Celebration 

Reception and Dinner

Entertainment Speaker- Buckmaster’s CEO Jackie Bushman

Live Band- The Park Band

The hospitality room 1027 will be open upon returning to hotel.

Wednesday June 7, 2023

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast

All breakfasts will featured Sweet Grown Alabama Product.

10:00 AM Check Out - Conclusion of Conference

BOOK SASDA CONFERENCE ROOMS HERE

Our hotel block is full, if you have any questions or still need a hotel room for the conference please reach out to Susan Carothers at susanscarothers@gmail.com or 205-908-3190.

SASDA Speakers

SASDA 2023 will welcome a variety of educational and engaging speakers. We look forward to hearing what each speaker has to offer to our members. Special thank you to all who arranged their schedules to speak to our group! To view speaker biographies, select their underlined name. 

Saturday, June 3

Entertainment

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Charity Bowden

Charity is an old soul from the small community of Hope Hull, Alabama. She has performed as a solo artist for numerous years, making an appearance on the hit show, The Voice. Charity has recently joined the all female harmony group, Sweet Tea Trio, who have opened up for legendary acts of all genres including Bon Jovi and Alabama. 

Sunday, June 4

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Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama

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President of American Farm Bureau Federation

Entertainment

Eddie Salter, "The Turkey Man"

Eddie Salter began hunting at the age of eight years old near his home in Evergreen, Alabama. After learning turkey-hunting techniques from his father and grandfather, Salter called-in and harvested his first gobbler at the age of 10. Salter began participating in competitive turkey calling and amassed an impressive list of titles, including seven Southeastern Open Turkey Calling Championships, six Alabama State Championships and two World Open Championships. Named one of the top-10 sportsmen in the U.S. in 1986 and 1989 and with almost four decades of turkey-hunting experience, Salter is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on turkey hunting.

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Monday, June 5

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Region 4 Deputy Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 

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President of Auburn University

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Executive Director of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

Tuesday, June 6

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Governor of Alabama

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CEO of Alabama Port Authority

Jackie Bushman

CEO of Buckmaster's

Randy Owen

Lead Singer of Alabama & Owner of Tennessee River Music Farm

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Deputy Director of USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Grants Division

Entertainment

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The Park Band

The Park Band is a high energy party band based out of Troy, Alabama. The band has been playing weddings, balls, holiday parties, fundraisers and other events across the southeast since 2008. The band plays 80s, 90s, Rock/Classic Rock, Country, Top 40/Hip Hop, Motown and a variety of songs.

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