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State Soil Conservation Board

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State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB)

Established within the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) provides guidance and coordination to the state's 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts as they provide local leadership in the protection of Indiana's soil and water resources. Additionally, the SSCB administers the Clean Water Indiana Grants Program, a water quality related erosion and sediment reduction program. To view the responsibilities of the SSCB, click here

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The SSCB meets approximately every two months. Meetings are normally held in Indianapolis from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Occasionally, the SSCB will meet at other locations around the state. The locations of these meetings are determined during the prior meeting.

Next Meeting

The State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) last met on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.  The next meeting date is to be determined.

Meeting Minutes & Recordings

2024 Minutes

2023 Minutes

2022 Minutes

2021 Minutes + beyond

Board Members

Freeholder with farming interests:

  • Amy Burris
  • Kenny Cain
  • Ray Chattin
  • Gene Schmidt (Chair) 

Freeholder with non-farming interests:

  • Brad Dawson
  • Jane Hardisty (Vice Chair)
  • Jewel Wise

Jane Hardisty

Vice Chair (Representing central Indiana and non-farming interest)

Amy Burris

Board Member (Representing Southwest Indiana and farming interest)


Kenny Cain

Board Member (Representing central Indiana and farming interest)

Jewel Wise

Board Member (Representing Northeast Indiana and non-farming interests)

Ray Chattin

Board Member (Representing Southwest Indiana and farming interest)

Brad Dawson

Board Member (Representing Southeast Indiana and non-farming interest)

Jennifer Thum

Secretary (Non-Voting)

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