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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

ISDA > Divisions > Soil Conservation > State Soil Conservation Board State Soil Conservation Board

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.

State Soil Conservation Board Business Plan


The SSCB meets approximately every two months.

Meetings are normally held in Indianapolis from 9:00 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  

March 1st, 2015
The Nature Conservancy
620 E. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
9:30 a.m.

If you would like to be added to the SSCB contact list, contact SSCB.

Board Members

State Soil Conservation Board (back row-left to right) Larry Clemens,
Ray Chattin, Scott Ham, Bob Eddleman, (middle row)
Warren Baird, Robert Woodling (front) Nola Gentry 

Ray Chattin

Freeholder with farming interests

Robert Woodling
Vice Chairman

Freeholder with farming interests

Larry Clemens
Freeholder with non-farming interests

Bob Eddleman
Freeholder with non-farming interests

Warren Baird
Freeholder with farming interests

Nola Gentry
Freeholder with farming interests

Jordan Seger
Secretary, Non-Voting Member
Division of Soil Conservation Director

  1. Appoints supervisors as recommended by Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and sets policy governing programs of the ISDA Division of Soil Conservation and the activities of SWCDs.
  2. Assists SWCDs in carrying out programs.
  3. Provides state appropriated funding for SWCD operations.
  4. Provides technical assistance to SWCDs through ISDA Division of Soil Conservation employees.
  5. Builds District Capacity and facilitates information exchange with SWCDs through SWCD Annual Conference, publications, workshops, and the efforts of the Division of Soil Conservation program specialists.
  6. Coordinates SWCD programs through advice and consultation.
  7. Assists in securing federal and state agency help for district programs.
  8. Administers Clean Water Indiana, a water quality-related erosion and sediment reduction program.
  9. Has the authority, by law, to develop a regulatory program to be used once voluntary erosion and sediment reduction approaches have been exhausted.

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