On June 9th, 2016, it was announced that Lisa Holscher was been hired as the new Director of the Conservation Cropping Systems INitative (more here). Resumes are still being accepted for the CCSI Agronomist position and will soon be listing information for the CCSI Program Manager and PR/Communications positions. Keep watching for more details!
A Brief History about Indiana’s Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
CCSI was launched in 2009 with funding from the USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Indiana State Soil Conservation Board. Two project coordinators, Hans Kok and Dan Towery, were hired and an Oversight Committee was established. The Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) administers the Initiative. In mid-2012, IASWCD received grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant program that will fund it for the next three years. Find more information on the program funded by this grant, called “Conservation Cropping Systems for Soil Health and Productivity.”
To read about the most recent CCSI accomplishments, download the Annual Report from the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, which includes a detailed section on CCSI.