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2022 Iowa Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners Annual Conference   

August 22 & 23, 2022



Download and fill out this form to register: Registration Form



Please call Gateway Hotel Conference Center and reserve your room under “CDI – Conservation Districts of Iowa”: 515-292-8600 *OR* you can click on this link to book online: https://reservations.travelclick.com/2958?groupID=3491658



Sunday, August 21, 2022

Noon              Registration Table Opens

3:00 pm        CDI Board Meeting


Monday, August 22, 2022

8:00 am         Registration and Credentials Tables Open

Exhibits Open – Auction Items Accepted

9:00 am        Guest Tour Departs

Welcome from CDI and SSCWQC

CDI Business Meeting

11:30 am      Breaks and Exhibits

12:00 pm      Lunch – Speaker; Secretary Mike Naig

1:00 pm        Break and Exhibits

1:30 pm        Afternoon session: Where we are on Water Quality and Quantity in Iowa – Iowa Soybean Association and USGS

2:15 pm        Ice Cream Social served by CDI Board – Break and Exhibits

2:45 pm        Afternoon session: How can we improve water quality in Iowa? – Catherine DeLong, ISU Extension and Wayne

Fredericks, Farmer from Osage, Iowa

3:30 pm        Break and Exhibits

3:45 pm        Afternoon session: Water Quantity Improvement Innovation in Iowa – Johnathon Swanson, Polk SWCD and Mary Beth Stevenson, City of Cedar Rapids

4:30 pm        Break and Exhibits

4:45 pm        NACD Presentation

5:00 pm        Social and Exhibits

6:00 pm        Awards Banquet – Speaker Larry Weber, Iowa Flood Center

8:00 pm        Live Auction


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

7:00 am         Breakfast Buffet – Speaker Neil Hamilton, retired Drake Law Professor

8:00 am        Break and Exhibits

8:30 am        Propelling Conservation through Conversation… An Imagining Session – Commissioners/IDALS General Discussion to explore ways to enhance commissioner’s involvement, ideas to get new people involved with local SWCDs, suggestions to enhance Commissioners/IDALS partnership, and share local best practices for District operations

10:00 am      Break and Exhibits

10:30 am      Panel Discussion – Partners, NRCS, FSA, IDNR

11:30 am      Lunch and District Awards

Speaker NRCS Terry Cosby (invited)

1:00 pm        Annual Conference Wrap-up


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