Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
|October 25, 2017
October 12, 2017 - October 25, 2017
75th Annual Conference of Indiana S
Be a Part of the Story... Discover the Next Chapter
Early bird deadline for registration is:
District Photos Needed!
that was distributed to districts regarding photos needed for an annual conference project.
Trade Show Booth space is SOLD OUT! To view this year's exhibitors and sponsors, visit the
Annual Conference page
Supervisor Scholarship Applications
District Delegate Registration
Each Soil and Water Conservation District in good standing with the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Inc. will have the opportunity to send one SWCD Supervisor delegate to the Annual Conference business meeting. Please see further details on the
delegate registration page
due by December 30, 2017
S-SW Region Meeting
N-NW Region Meeting
Lake County SWCD Conf Room
5:30-8 pm CST
S-NW Region Meeting
Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon
S-SE Region Meeting
Save the Date!
Conservation Clip List
This publication is a
weekly collection of articles distributed by NACD that provides their members and partners with the latest news in what's driving conservation. Click here to view NACDs latest Clip List.
NACDs 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
January 27-31, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee
Speakers have been announced! Registration and more information can be found
. By registering online, you'll receive a $15 discount! You can also head to NACDs
annual meeting webpage
to register and find information on how to book your hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center with NACD's special discount price of $199 a night.
New Interactive Story Map Shows Conservation Data
Explore Indiana State Department of Agriculture's new
online story map
. This online interactive conservation map organizes information by Indiana's 10 main
river and lake basins. From there, the information is condensed and available by watershed. Each basin includes sections on water quality and soil health that encompass everything from total acres of cover crops planted to sediments prevented from entering Indiana's waterways.
New Study Emphasizes Value of Farm Conservation Practices in the Western Lake Erie Basin
Indianapolis, Indiana, October 12, 2017 - Indiana farmers in the six counties of the Western Lake Erie basin are having positive impacts on Lake Erie, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This report by USDA's Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) shows these practices reduce phosphorus losses from fields by an estimated 61 percent and reduce the amount of phosphorus being delivered to Lake Erie by an estimated 41 percent.
"Indiana farmers have always been conservation leaders," said Jane Hardisty, Indiana State Conservationist with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "When farmers' voluntary conservation efforts are all added together in one watershed, they really can make a difference. NRCS and our partners are proud to serve these farmers through conservation planning and financial support to provide farmers a step-by-step plan to continue to achieve positive results."
Monarch Butterflies: 10 Ways Farmers Can Help
The monarch is one of the most familiar butterflies in North America, known for its annual, multi-generational migration from overwintering sites in central Mexico and coastal California to as far north as Canada. But populations of the black-and-orange butterfly have decreased significantly over the past two decades.
America's farmers, ranchers and forest landowners are voluntarily combating the decline of monarchs by adding and maintaining high-quality monarch habitat on their land. Read more...
Don't Miss the latest NRCS SOIL HEALTH UPDATE:
The Ag Data Conference
Iowa City, Iowa
- Build your field-by-field and whole-farm data skill set to improve efficiency and profits.
- Hear speakers who deliver practical advice - from inputs, soils and agronomics to data gathering, analysis, field ROI and more.
- Interact with top data minds across industry, universities, independent consultants and experienced farmer/advisor panels.
- and More!
More information and registration
Indiana Children and Nature Network (ICAN)
2018 Nature Play Days Announced
December Brown Bag Lunch
Thursday December 14th 12pm-1pm
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church - Carmel
National Arbor Day Foundation-
Arbor Day Award Nominations
Each year, the Arbor Day Foundation honors top individuals and organizations involved in exemplary tree planting and environmental practices.
Since 1972, t
he Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state, and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects, and roadside beautification. Nominate an individual or organization here.
National FFA Convention and Expo
October 25-28, 2017
Over 65,000 FFA members will arrive in Indianapolis for their national convention this year. The official welcome was presented on October 19 with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch attending and emphasizing the need for both
agriculture and technology in Indiana's future.
Hoosier Chapter-Soil and Water Conservation Society
Annual Hoosier Chapter Meeting
(Business meeting to follow immediately after - all are welcome)
When: November 16, 2017 - 9 am to 3:30 pm
FFA Leadership Conference Center; 6595 S 125 W
Trafalgar, IN 46181
Lunch and Breaks included
$60-non-members (includes 1-year membership)
Register by Nov. 9
Soil and Water Conservation
2017 National Conference on C
over Crops and Soil Health
December 7-8, 2017, Ind
This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn recent develop
ments in how cover crops are being used by
novative farmers across the country
and gain important insights on improving soil health from producers, conservation leaders, and
scientists.Early Bird rate ends November 7.
For more information and the registration link visit the SWCS Conference webpage.