Our mission is to conserve, protect, and enhance our resources for current and future generations by providing information and assistance to landowners, operators, and residents of Madison County.

Public Meetings & Events: Join Us!

Upcoming SWCD Board Meetings

Special Meeting:
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Zoom

Regular Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Madison County USDA Service Center

Meetings are open to the public.
To register to participate, please contact the office 48 hours in advance.

News & Announcements:

Cover Crop, Relay Cropping, and No-Till Workshop to be Held at Madison County Fairgrounds December 1 

Cover Crop, Relay Cropping, and No-Till Workshop to be Held at Madison County Fairgrounds December 1 

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop workshop Thursday, December 1 from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Jackson Building on the Madison County Fairgrounds in Winterset. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.   Cover crops offer … Read more

Iowa NRCS Sets Oct. 7 Application Cutoff for Conservation Program Applications

Iowa NRCS Sets Oct. 7 Application Cutoff for Conservation Program Applications

Iowa farmers and private landowners interested in treating resource concerns on their lands have until Oct. 7 to be considered for priority funding for conservation programs administered through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Four of the most popular USDA conservation programs are included in this signup period: Agricultural Conservation Easement Program-Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE) … Read more