Conservation Update
November 20 - December 3, 2014 
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Annual Conference News

Early Bird Rates Extended!

Did you miss this week's deadline to register at the discounted early bird rates for Annual Conference? Not to worry, the rates have been extended through the end of this week! Register by this Friday, December 5, to take advantage of the extended discount.

And don't forget to reserve your hotel accommodations as well! You can do so at the  reservation site. Deadline for hotel reservations is December 20.
Sponsor Spotlight

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The IASWCD would like to thank Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, our 2015 keycard sponsor! Visit their website at

Thank you to our lanyard sponsor, ArborTerra Consulting! More information about this sponsor is available online at

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We would also like to thank Environmental Tillage Systems for sponsoring our 2015 Trade Show Breakfast. Find them online at
Conservation Partners News

ISDA Announces Clean Water Indiana Grant Recipients

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) recently awarded cwi logo $1,020,900 in Clean Water Indiana (CWI) Grants to 35 Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) across the state. The goals of the projects are to seek ways to protect drinking water, improve water quality and assist Hoosiers in gaining knowledge and awareness
about the impacts of land use on precious water resources.

"Our land and water are our state's most precious natural resources and conserving what we have is critical to our Hoosier environment and economy," said ISDA Director Ted McKinney. "We are committed to working with our partners to develop more conservation practices and get the necessary funding into the hands of Indiana landowners as quickly as we can." 

You can read more and see the full list of recipients in the ISDA press release.

Condolences to Family of Ohio County SWCD Supervisor 

The IASWCD gives their condolences to the family of Ohio County Supervisor Wade Turner, who passed away last Friday. Wade was a lifelong farmer and highly involved in conservation and agriculture in his community. His obituary can be found here.
Soil Health News

NRCS Releases Second Revision of Cover Crop Termination Guidelines
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Cover crops planted into corn. Photo by Ray McCormick
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has issued a second revision to the Cover Crop Termination Guidelines document that was first issued in June of 2013. This second revision modifies the rules for grazing a cover crop, adds a definition of a cover crop, and defines when a cover crop is considered terminated. Read more in this NSAC blog.

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Contact Us



December 5:
- Early bird rates end for Annual Conference registration

December 20:
Reserve your room for Annual Conference

January 2:
- Register your district's delegate and alternate for the Annual Business Meeting

Upcoming Events

Look! These and many, many more events are listed on our statewide events calendar.

Planning an Event? Get it on our calendar using this form!
Job Openings

In addition to this section of our newsletter, we now have a new page on the IASWCD website where job opportunities with Districts can be posted. Please email job descriptions, instructions for applying, and a deadline in one PDF to [email protected] to have it posted on the website.

Midwest Cover Crops Council - Program Manager
Apply online here.
GrantStation & Current Funding Opportunities


View the latest GrantStation on the IASWCD website. Several other current grants are also posted there.