October 25 -
November 7, 2012
Executive Director's Report

Conference Deadlines Approaching
  • The IASWCD has funding available to send supervisors to the Annual Conference this January. Applications for these scholarships are due November 16; forms are available here.
  • Early-bird registration for the Conference ends November 30! Register here to take advantage of the lower registration fees. Please note that our Conference is offering CEUs for the first time this year as well.
  • Never been to conference? View our video promo.
Facebook Interaction Going Down?
To those Districts that manage Facebook pages: have you noticed the interaction on your pages going down drastically over the past month or so? If so, you're not alone. In a disappointing move long suspected by many Facebook-page owners, the social media company is now charging pages to "promote" their posts. If page owners don't pay, their posts will be suppressed. Only about 10% of followers will see the post.
If you would like to reliably receive the IASWCD's Facebook posts (or those of any page's), add us to your "interests" (see photo).

The Power of Conservation: Today's Actions, Tomorrow's Rewards


The IASWCD is excited to feature three additional companies who are sponsors for the 70th Annual Conference of Indiana SWCDs. Please thank them by showing your support for their products and services! You will find all of our 2013 conference sponsors featured on our conference website.  


Silver Sponsor: Advanced Ag Resources

In November 2008, Brodbeck Seeds joined forces with Dow AgroSciences to form a partnership. At the same time, Advanced Ag Resources was established to produce Brodbeck seeds. Advanced Ag Resources has what the giants in the industry don't: a personal relationship with growers.


Tote Bag Sponsor: Brodbeck Seeds

Brodbeck Brothers was established in 1934 by Lawrence and Edgar
Brodbeck out of Wabash, Indiana. Seven years ago, a new phase of growth began as Brodbeck Seeds started acquiring independent seed companies. In November of 2008, the company joined forces with Dow AgroSciences to form an unbeatable partnership.


Bronze Sponsor: Halderman Farm Management

The Halderman Companies have been in business since 1930,specializing in the appraisal, sale, acquisition and

management of agricultural properties. In addition to the main office staff, there are 22 area representatives throughout Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.

Featured Conference Sessions


CEU's Offered at Five Sessions

The IASWCD has secured Continuing Education Credit (CEU) opportunities for this year's Annual Conference of Indiana SWCDs. Five sessions throughout the three-day conference offer credits for Certified Crop Advisers, Professional Agronomists, Professional Soil Scientists, and Professional Soil Classifiers.


The CEU sessions are listed below. Check out our online conference brochure for more information on each of the sessions, and register online before the November 30 early-bird deadline!

  • Cover Crop Profitability: 1 CEU, Crop MGMT
  • An Update on Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Indiana and the Midwest, 1 CEU, Crop MGMT
  • No-Till Mythbusters, 1 CEU, Crop MGMT
  • From Generating to Applying (New CAFO and Fertilizer Regulations)The Basics of Soils, 2.5 CEUs, Soil & Water MGMT
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Upcoming Events

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Nov. 13: Advanced Cover Crops (Train the Trainer). flyer here.
Nov. 15: Online training: A Tool for Matching Woody Plants to Soils
Nov. 13: N-NE Region Meeting


Why attend conference? Check out the Conference Promo Video


Nov. 30:

Early-bird registration deadline


Dec. 21: Hotel reservation deadline


Nov. 16: 

Supervisor Scholarship applications due.


Dec. 30:

Annual Business Meeting Delegate form due.


View this year's proposed Resolutions, No. 1 and No. 2


Conference Brochure & Agenda


Upcoming Deadlines




Dec. 14:

From Temper of the Times, grants are available to fund advertising designed to promote wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration.


Dec. 17:

Grants for boating safety and waterway stewardship available from BoatU.S.


January 15:

Applications due for Lake and River Enhancement grants


View more grant opportunities here


In Brief

Stormwater Phase II Webinar

The November 15 webinar will focus on the NPDES Phase II Requirements and Outreach. This stormwater "Phase II" rule extends pollutant discharge control to certain "small" municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) but takes a slightly different approach. Rachel Herbert from the U.S. EPA will speak about outreach efforts and a District director from New York, will share how his district is providing this outreach for surrounding communities. Email Deb Bogar to sign up.


Conservation Day - Jan. 23

Conservation Day at the Statehouse will take place on January 23, 2013. Stay updated on this annual event here.


Owen SWCD: New Address

The Owen County SWCD has moved to 743 C, E. Franklin St, Spencer, IN  47460. All email addresses and phone numbers have remained the same.

Job Announcements
Coordinator: Hamilton SWCD 

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time Office/Backyard Conservation coordinator. Read the full job description

Soil Scientist: ISDA
This position will work as part of the section 319 program to reduce nonpoint source water pollution. The applicant will meet with land users to encourage continued pursuit of conservation efforts. The Job ID Number is 582033. Read the full job description.