INDIANAPOLIS — The State Soil Conservation Board will hold two public meetings on Sunday at 3 p.m. and on Monday at 3 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown conference center (350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225).
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.
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. The Director is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Administratively, ISDA reports to Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. Major responsibilities include advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level, managing soil conservation programs, promoting economic development and agricultural innovation, serving as a regulatory ombudsman for agricultural businesses and licensing grain firms throughout the state.