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Iowa SWCS Annual Meeting
October 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
We are offering this virtual meeting free of charge to all conservation professionals. We
encourage you to join SWCS by visiting our website here.
To register in advance for this meeting (Deadline October 22, 2020), click here.
9:00 AM: Welcome from Iowa Chapter SWCS President, Steve Konrady
9:15 AM: Agency Chat with Susan Kozak, Director, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Division of
Soil Conservation and Water Quality and Jon Hubbert, Iowa State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources
10:00 AM: Conservation Chat: Chapters Leading Crucial Conversations with Dale Threatt-Taylor, Chair, National Soil and
Water Conservation Society and Clare Lindahl, CEO, National Soil and Water Conservation Society
10:45 AM: Stretch break
11:00 AM: STRIPS Team Roundtable – Iowa State University STRIPS (Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with
Prairie Strips) research has hit important milestones recently. They will update us on their work and have a discussion on
STRIPS applicability in Iowa’s conservation efforts including newly established eligibility for CRP via CP-43, soil health,
biodiversity, and a new free online training.
11:45 AM: Break to grab lunch
NOON: Iowa SWCS Business Meeting & Lunch
● Call Business Meeting to Order
● Awards & Scholarships
● Secretary’s Report
● Treasurer’s Report
● Membership Report
● Board Election Results
● Adjourn Business Meeting
1:00 PM Meskwaki Nation: Water program history, progress, current projects, and their experience with the first year
of water quality standard development authority with Jake Hill, Kelly Schott, and Jarrett Pfrimmer.
2:00 PM: Two Truths and a Lie: Iowa Conservation Edition with Joe Otto, Historian and Project Manager with the Soil
and Water Conservation Society will share stories with attendees about conservation’s origin in Iowa. Attendees will be
able to use polling to weigh in on the accuracy of stories and other items presented. See just how much you and your
colleagues know about Iowa’s conservation history!
3:00 PM: Drinks and Dialogue: Breakout Rooms with various topics including embarrassing ExCom content from the
SWCS National Society Conference, further discussions of the chapter plans for 2020, and just general socialization with
beverages of your choice.
4:00 PM: Adjourn