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Indiana Association of
Soil and Water
Conservation Districts
IASWCD announces additional 2013 sponsors for the Annual Conference of SWCDs

Indianapolis -- The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is pleased to announce additional silver and bronze-level sponsors for the 2013 Annual Conference of Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts. 

These companies and organizations from Indiana and across the country are supporting the upcoming conservation conference that is expected to attract over 400 conservation-mi
nded individuals from around Indiana. The three-day meeting convenes in Indianapolis January 7-9, 2013, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The theme for the natural resources conference is the Power of Conservation: Today's Action's, Tomorrow's Rewards.


"Each of these companies and organizations understand and are committed to soil and water conservation," says IASWCD President Ray McCormick. "Their financial support allows us to continue to provide an excellent conference at every level."


In addition to the conference Platinum Sponsor, Saddle Butte Ag, Inc., announced last week, the IASWCD welcomes:


Awards Banquet Sponsor 


KB SEED Solutions as the Awards Banquet Sponsor for 2013. The company was started in 2007 by Wayne Kizer and Nick Bowers who are both fourth generation on their Oregon farms. They specialize in grass seed production. Visit their website at


Welcome Reception Sponsor


ArborTerra This is the fifth year ArborTerra Consulting has served as a conference sponsor. Arbor-Terra's expertise and services include forestry consulting, sediment and erosion control planning and implementation, wetlands consulting, and urban forest management. Visit ArborTerra's website at


Opening Luncheon Sponsor


Agro-Culture Liquid Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers / Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation leads the way in helping growers adopt Responsible Nutrient Management. Their crop nutrient products permit fertility optimization, reducing the total volume applied and minimizing loss of nutrients into the environment. You will find Agro-Culture at


Silver Level Sponsors  

Advanced Ag Resources The Association welcomes back Advanced Ag Resources as our Keynote Speaker Sponsor. In November 2008, Brodbeck Seeds joined forces with Dow AgroSciences to form a partnership. Advanced Ag Resources is responsible for production of the Brodbeck seed while Accelerated Ag Distribution delivers the seed. Visit the company's website at


The IASWCD welcomes Cover Crop Solutions as a new Silver Sponsor. Cover Crop Solutions is a seed company uniquely focused solely on cover crops. They help discover and develop cover crop species and varieties proven to build soil health, boost crop production and reduce input. For more on "Cover Crops That Pay," contact them today at

Brodbeck Seeds Thanks to Brodbeck Seeds, our Tote Bag Sponsor again in 2013! Brodbeck Brothers was established in 1934 by Lawrence and Edgar Brodbeck, Wabash, Ind. In November of 2008, the Brodbeck Seeds joined forces with Dow AgroSciences to form an unbeatable partnership. Visit Brodbeck's website at


Bronze Level Sponsors


Bayer CropScienceBayer CropScience joins us again for the 2013 Annual Conference. Bayer CropScience is an agricultural input supplier to the industry focusing on innovative products in the areas of crop protection, seed treatments, and traits while maintaining agricultural sustainability. Visit their Web site at


Beacon Credit Union The IASWCD is pleased to have Beacon Credit Union back again this year. Beacon "Guides the Way" by being the preferred provider for a lifetime of financial products for all. Beacon is online at


Cardno JFNew The IASWCD welcomes back Cardno JFNew. Cardno JFNew is an ecological consulting and restoration firm providing innovative and successful solutions to challenging environmental issues. Visit their website at

Dupont Pioneer We also welcome back DuPont Pioneer, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Visit DuPont Pioneer's website at


Environmental Tillage Systems Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc. joins the IASWCD this year as our Trade Show Breakfast Sponsor. ETS is a leading manufacturer of conservation tillage, integrated planting and nutrient management equipment. Visit the ETS website at


Farm Credit Services of Mid-America Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is an ag lending cooperative managing over $15.5 billion in assets. It serves over 85,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. The association provides loans for all farm and rural living purposes. Visit them online at


Halderman We welcome back Halderman Farm Management, Inc. The Halderman Companies have been in business since 1930, specializing in the appraisal, sale, acquisition and management of agricultural properties. They have representatives throughout Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Visit the their website at


Indiana Farm Bureau Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., (IFB) the state's largest general farm organization, joins us again in 2013. IFB and its 92 county Farm Bureaus has as its purpose "to be an effective advocate for farmers." Visit their website at


Check out our other conference sponsors online, as well as more detailed information about them in the conference brochure. Conference registration is still available online. Special hotel rates are still available with the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown until tomorrow, December 21.    

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IASWCD Staff:  

For additional information contact:

DeeDee Sigler, IASWCD communications manager,

Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts 


President: Ray McCormick
, Knox Co.

Vice President: Jeff Meinders Ripley Co.

Secretary: Paul Cummings, Owen Co.
Treasurer: Jamie Scott, Kosciusko Co. 

Region Directors: 


North-NW: Larry Strole, Newton Co.

South-NW: Mike Starkey, Hendricks Co.

North-NE: Tom Crowe, Allen Co.

South-NE: Bobby Hettmansperger, Wabash Co. 

North-SW: Les Zimmerman, Vermillion Co.

South-SW: Jim Droege, Posey Co.  

North-SE: Mike Schwab, Franklin Co.

South-SE: Brad Ponsler, Jennings Co.