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State Soil Conservation Board

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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) will meet on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET at the Buck Creek Township Community Room (5809 West Airport Boulevard, Greenfield, IN 46140).

To access the meeting virtually, use the call-in information below.

Indiana State Department of Agriculture invitation to join this Microsoft Teams meeting:

  • To join the meeting online click here.
  • To call in: 1-317-552-1674
  • Meeting number (access code): 867 959 608 #

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 support to Indiana’s soil and water conservation district leaders as they assist local leadership in the protection of the state’s soil and water resources.

Board Members

Freeholder with farming interests:

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

Freeholder with non-farming interests:

  • Larry Clemens
  • Brad Dawson
  • Jane Hardisty

Secretary, Non-Voting Member

  • Trevor Laureys (Division of Soil Conservation Director)





Click here to view the archived minutes and attachments (2008-2020).

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