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We’re Looking for a Director!

The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is seeking a full-time Director for the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI). The successful candidate will have a passion for conservation and helping to improve the sustainability, profitability, and soil health of farmers and farms in Indiana. The individual will value the history and culture of the partnership that has formed CCSI while being a visionary leader who is skilled at managing a complex program. The Director of CCSI works with the CCSI Oversight Committee to develop and achieve long-term goals and objectives. For day-to-day operations, the Director reports to the IASWCD Executive Director. This is a 3 year full-time position, with additional years contingent upon further funding. Please download the full job description for more information, including qualifications and application instructions.

A Brief History about Indiana’s Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative

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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.