INDIANAPOLIS – The State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) will meet on January 13, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. EST at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown located at 350 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis.
A conference call-in number may be provided upon request by contacting CleanWaterIndiana@isda.in.gov.
The SSCB administers the Clean Water Indiana Fund, which is a water quality-related erosion and sediment reduction program. The SSCB also provides guidance and assistance to the state’s soil and water conservation district leaders as they provide local leadership in the protection of Indiana’s soil and water resources.
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. The Director is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Administratively, ISDA reports to Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture. Major responsibilities include advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level, managing soil conservation programs, promoting economic development and agricultural innovation, serving as a regulatory ombudsman for agricultural businesses, and licensing grain firms throughout the state.