ANKENY, Iowa — Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance’s statewide membership expansion is well underway with adding another member to the team.
The ACWA members include many of Iowa’s leading agricultural retailers serving farmers and landowners with agronomic products and services across Iowa. Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) has joined in support of ACWA as an Associate Member. ACWA Associate Members have representation at ACWA board meetings providing alignment with ACWA mission as well as valuable input to board decisions and priorities.
ACWA members regard their associate members as an integral part of the organization. Comprised of agricultural retailers and organizations, ACWA members while in direct competition with one another, have been united since 1999 to improve and protect water quality in Iowa for all.
District 2 Director of Iowa Corn Grower’s Association, Stu Swanson represents ICGA in this partnership effort and understands the importance of working collectively.
“Working together is the only way we’ll make significant progress in water quality,” Swanson said. “And ACWA is convening a lot of dedicated partners to do this.”
Roger Wolf, Executive Director of ACWA has high hopes of building a strong membership organization that has thought leaders on the board, and implementation capacity in the field. He noted that he hopes this work occurs to improve water quality and soil health by working with farmers and landowners to use high-performing products and practices.
All members that join ACWA are working to improve and protect Iowa’s water quality, and Wolf said ICGA is a great addition to the cause.
“Iowa Corn supports Iowa’s water quality efforts and helping more farmers to get involved. We seek like-minded organizations to leverage our investments and appreciate ACWA’s ag retailers’ willingness to expand their work statewide,” Swanson said. “We hope our involvement with ACWA will expand our work with ag retailers and provide farmers with support from their trusted advisors to expand their water quality practices.”
— Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance