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52nd Annual Meeting Slideshow - Held 1/27/12

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Overview of the accomplishments of the St. Joseph County Soil & Water Conservation District for the year 2011, presented at the Annual Meeting and Dinner Banquet in celebration of 2011, held on Jan. 27, 2012 at St. Hedwig Memorial Center in South Bend, IN

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52nd Annual Meeting Slideshow - Held 1/27/12

  1. 1. Welcome to the St. Joe County SWCD's 52nd Annual Meeting
  2. 2. Our Mission: Providing guidance and education to the youth and adults of St. Joseph County and administering programs to preserve, improve, and protect soil, water, air, plant, and animal resources for future generations.
  3. 3. January 28, 2011 51st Annual Meeting of the St. Joseph County Soil & Water Conservation District Held at St. Hedwig Memorial Center South Bend, IN 159 Attendees! Looking back on 2011…
  4. 4. Awards presented at last year’s 51st Annual Meeting: Tenure Awards for St. Joseph County SWCD Board Members (Left to Right) Dave Craft – 10 Years of Service Chuck Lehman – 30 Years of Service Richard Schmidt – 25 Years of Service Jim LaFree – 20 Years of Service Thank you for a combined 85 Years of Service to the Community of St. Joseph County! Looking back on 2011…
  5. 5. Awards presented at last year’s 51st Annual Meeting: Honored as a recipient of the Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts 2010 Friend of Conservation Award Gene Myers (left) South Bend, IN Gene has been a board member of the St. Joseph County Soil & Water Conservation District since 1963! Looking back on 2011…
  6. 6. Awards presented at last year’s 51st Annual Meeting: 2010 Conservation Farmer of the Year Mike Burkholder, South Bend, IN Looking back on 2011…
  7. 7. Awards presented at last year’s 51st Annual Meeting: 2010 Educator of the Year Wendy Folk (second from the left) Principal of Swanson Primary Center, South Bend, IN Looking back on 2011…
  8. 8. Awards presented at last year’s 51st Annual Meeting: 2010 Wildlife Habitat & Forestry Development Award Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Represented by Mark Parrish, Environmental Coordinator For the Band’s Wetlands Reserve Program site in North Liberty, IN Looking back on 2011…
  9. 9. Keynote Speaker at last year’s 51st Annual Meeting Looking back on 2011… Charlie Adams
  10. 10. Election of Supervisor at the 51st Annual Meeting St. Joseph County Councilman, Mike Kruk (left) administering the Oath of Office to St. Joseph County SWCD Supervisor, John Dooms (right) John Dooms has served as a SWCD Board Member since 1981 Fun Fact: For the 2011 election, the SWCD had a write-in nominee on the ballot for the first time ever! Looking back on 2011… Qualifications for SWCD Supervisors: •Must be an occupier of a tract of land that is located within the district (St. Joseph County); •Must maintain his or her permanent residence within the district (St. Joseph County); and •Must be qualified by training or experience to perform the duties that is imposed on supervisors.
  11. 11. February 5, 2011 Participated in St. Joseph County Public Library’s Science Alive * * * Come see us this year at Science Alive on Sat. Feb. 4, 2012 from 10-4 at the downtown Library Looking back on 2011…
  12. 12. March 16, 2011 Annual Producer’s Breakfast & Pesticide Recertification Meeting Held at Esther Singer Bldg, St. Joe. Co. 4H Fairgrounds 33 Attendees Focused on Cover Crops 2012 Annual Producers Breakfast SAVE THE DATE: Wed. Feb 22, 2012, 8- Noon Greene Twp Comm. Looking back on 2011…
  13. 13. June 9, 2011 Irrigation Water Management Workshop Held at Shady Lane Farms, South Bend, IN Speaker: Lyndon Kelley MSU/Purdue Extension Discussed irrigation scheduling and demonstrated an irrigation system uniformity test Looking back on 2011…
  14. 14. August 3, 2012 Cover Crop 102 Workshop Speaker: Dave Robinson CISCO Seeds 23 Attendees Discussed the benefits of cover crops and cover crop selection and management Looking back on 2011…
  15. 15. October 6, 2011 Tri-County Forestry Field Day Hosted by Bryan Wipperman, South Bend, IN Held in partnership with Kosciusko & Elkhart County SWCDs Speakers: Linda Byer, IDNR District Biologist Dave Laney, Laney Honey Bruce Wakeland, Wakeland Forestry Consultants 40+ Attendees Topics Included Invasive Species Control, Experimental Chestnut Planting, Forestry Management for Wildlife, and Pollinators Looking back on 2011…
  16. 16. November 2, 2011 Pasture Walk Held at D&R Farms near Bremen, IN Held in Partnership with LaGrange County SWCD 12 Participants Braved the Cold Weather! Topics Included rotational grazing, pasture planting, growing corn for grazing, and waterlines/fencing Looking back on 2011…
  17. 17. Youth Education Each year our environmental educator teaches thousands of kids to appreciate nature and their impact on it. This Year: 48 Schools Visited 395 Programs Presented 21,078 Students Participated! Looking back on 2011…
  18. 18. Rule 5: Plans & Inspections Rule 5 refers to the Indiana Code 327 IAC 15-5-5 which mandates that construction sites more than 1 acre in size need to develop plans to keep sediment from leaving the site as much as possible! Looking back on 2011…
  19. 19. Rule 5: Plans & Inspections Plans Submitted: 23 Reviews : 34 Inspections: 21 Terminations Submitted: 3 Looking back on 2011…
  20. 20. Each year the USDA provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and other landowners interested in installing conservation practices to protect the natural resources on their land. The St. Joseph County Partnership provides technical assistance to those interested in these programs through field visits, engineering, and design work. Watch the next few slides for examples of conservation practices installed in 2011! Looking back on 2011…
  21. 21. Animal Waste Storage Facility Temporarily stores runoff and manure from livestock operations Keeps it from contaminating groundwater and surface water Can then be used to fertilize fields in combination with a nutrient management plan Looking back on 2011…
  22. 22. Wetland Restoration Reverts areas that were historically wetland from cropland back to wetland Creates shallow water 2-3 feet deep Agriculture is now the largest contributor to wetland restoration through programs like this one Looking back on 2011…
  23. 23. Cover Crops Planted between cash crops to help improve the soil Can reduce erosion, scavenge nutrients, suppress weeds, and improve soil quality SWCD offered cost share this year as well through the Cover It Green Program Looking back on 2011…
  24. 24. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 52 2011 AFFILIATE MEMBERS! •Gary Bell •Mark & Cheryl Bromley •Kristin & Patrick Clauss •D&D Stoner Farms- Dale & Dorothy Stoner •George & Jane Dearing •DeSchepper Farm Supply •Matthew Doppke •Edward Jones Investments-Tyler Glynn •Robert & Lois Ehninger •Enyart Electric •Farm Bureau Insurance (St. Joseph County): Andy Beutter
  25. 25. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 52 2011 AFFILIATE MEMBERS! •Farm Credit Services of Mid-America •The Farmer’s Exchange •First Source Bank (Bremen, IN) •Robert Foster •Freehauf Corporation •Garden Patch Market •Lee & Karen Hicks •JF New and Associates, Inc. •Jan & Ron Ivkovich •James LaFree Family •Kabelin Ace Hardware, Walkerton, IN •Kuharic Enterprises-John Kuharic •Lineback Reality & Appraisal- Keith Lineback
  26. 26. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 52 2011 AFFILIATE MEMBERS! •Gunter & Erika Kison •Matthys Milling Service/Matthys Farm Market •North Central Co-Op •Pick of the Chick Egg Farm- Wayne Shafer •Pioneer Hi-Bred- Jeff Peterson •Portage Corporation •Red Hen Turf Farm, Inc. •Riddle Farms- Donald Riddle Family •Ritschard Brothers, Inc. •River Bend Hose •Connie Rodriguez
  27. 27. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 52 2011 AFFILIATE MEMBERS! •Yolonda “Jo” Rodriguez •John Roos •St. Joseph County Farm Bureau, Inc. •Dennis & Teddy Schafer •Paul & Arlene Schuchman •Shady Lane Farms- Randy & Theresa Matthys •SiteScapes, Inc. •Tom & Tricia Sloma •Stoner Farms- Rick Stoner Family •Roger & Evelyn Teske •Robin C. Vater
  28. 28. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 52 2011 AFFILIATE MEMBERS! •The Weiss Family •Marilou & Richard Wilson •Violet Wolfram •Wyatt Sales & Service, Inc. •Zahl’s Elevator & Feed Mill •Liz Zapf
  29. 29. THANK YOU TO OUR 2011 SPONSERS! Looking back on 2011… Platinum Level 5730 W 74 St. Indianapolis, IN 46278 P: 800-735-0195 www.indianasoybean.co m 5730 W 74 St. Indianapolis, IN 46278 P: 800-735-0195 www.incorn.org Platinum Level
  30. 30. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 2011 SPONSERS! Pioneer Hi-Bred International 7000 NW 62nd Ave. P.O. Box 1000 Johnston, Iowa 50131 P: 515-535-3200 www.pioneer.com 66496 SR 331 Wyatt, IN 46595 P: 574-633-4065 www.frickservices.com Gold Level Gold Level
  31. 31. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 2011 SPONSERS! Scott Laidig, Pioneer Hybrid 15267 Madison Rd Mishawaka, IN 46544 P: 574-850-0302 www.pioneer.com Silver Level ADM Nappanee Farm Service Center 302 S. Main St. Nappanee, IN 46550 P: 574-773-4138 www.admani.com   Silver Level Silver Level 10303 Iris Rd Plymouth, IN 46563 P: 574- 936-2523 northcentralagripower.com  
  32. 32. Looking back on 2011… THANK YOU TO OUR 2011 SPONSERS! Matthys Milling Services, Inc. (& Matthys Farm Market) 57754 Crumstown Hwy South Bend, IN 46619 P: 574-287-1935 www.matthysfarmmarket.com   Bronze Level Northwest Territory RC&D 3001 Leonard Dr., Ste. 104 Valparaiso, IN 46383 Silver Level
  33. 33. 3 Ways to Help support YOUR St. Joseph County Soil & Water Conservation District …
  34. 34. #1- Become an Affiliate Member! • Each year, SWCD programs reach many thousands of children and adults. All of the SWCD Education Programs, in the classroom and community, are supported by affiliate memberships and sponsorships. • Affiliate Memberships are an integral part of the Soil & Water Conservation District. Without them, we would not be able to fulfill our mission.
  35. 35. Thank you to our 17 2012 Affiliate Members who’ve donated so far this year… •Nancy Beall •Mark & Cheryl Bromley •Mike & Lois Burkholder •Robert & Lois Ehninger •D & R Farms •George & Jane Dearing •Karen & Lee Hicks •Peter L. Holmgren •Ron & Jan Ivkovich •David Johnson
  36. 36. Thank you to our 17 2012 Affiliate Members who’ve donated so far this year… •Gunter & Erika Kison •McCormick Electrical Services, Inc. •Carole Riewe •Arlene & Paul Schuchman •Robin C. Vater •The Weiss Family •Marilou & Richard Wilson
  37. 37. Become a 2012 Affiliate Member! • Please consider purchasing an annual affiliate membership for only $25.00. • Our 2011 Annual Report and the Annual Meeting Program booklet tell you more about our Affiliate Membership and Sponsorship Programs, but feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. • Become a 2012 Affiliate Member TONIGHT … Talk to any SWCD Board Member or Staff Member, and they’ll direct you to Lisa Wynn, SWCD Administrative Assistant, who would be more than happy to get you “signed up”.
  38. 38. #2- Become a Sponsor! • BENEFITS - Affiliate Members and Sponsors receive a membership certificate, the quarterly newsletter “Conservation Kaleidoscope,” a copy of the Annual Report and will also be listed on the Affiliate Member page of next year’s Annual Report.
  39. 39. #2- Become a Sponsor! • Sponsors (typically businesses and organizations, but also individuals) receive a host of benefits depending on the level of sponsorship, all of which offer: – A number of direct, cost-effective routes to your target audience – New customer acquisition and client retention opportunities – Increased market exposure THANK YOU!!!!!!
  40. 40. Thank you to our 4 2012 Sponsors who’ve donated so far this year… Ava Preacher, Granger, IN Platinum Level
  41. 41. Thank you to our 4 2012 Sponsors who’ve donated so far this year… St. Joseph County 4-H Fair, Inc. 5117 S. Ironwood Rd South Bend, IN 46614 574-291-4870 www.4hfair.com Silver Level
  42. 42. Thank you to our 4 2012 Sponsors who’ve donated so far this year… Lineback Realty – Keith Lineback Colonial Place 61191 US 31 South, Ste 3 South Bend, IN 46614 Phone: 574-299-7151 Cell: 574-286-2622 www.keithlineback.com Silver Level
  43. 43. Thank you to our 4 2012 Sponsors who’ve donated so far this year… Red Hen Turf Farm 29435 Darden Rd New Carlisle, IN 46552 574-232-6811 www.redhenturf.com Bronze Level
  44. 44. Become a 2012 Sponsor! • Please consider purchasing a 2012 Sponsorship: – Platinum Level - $500 or more – Gold Level - $200-$499 – Silver Level - $100-199 – Bronze Level - $50-$99
  45. 45. Become a 2012 Sponsor! • Our 2011 Annual Report and the Annual Meeting Program booklet tell you more about our Affiliate Membership and Sponsorship Programs, but feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. • Become a 2012 Sponsor TONIGHT … Talk to any SWCD Board Member or Staff Member, and they’ll direct you to Lisa Wynn, SWCD Administrative Assistant, who would be more than happy to get you “signed up”.
  46. 46. #3- Buy from our 26th Annual Tree Sale! - This year also featuring rain barrels and a tumbling composter - • Our Annual Tree Sale is one of our primary sources of funding. • The money from previous sales has allowed the SWCD to provide important services to the community & improve the quality of our environment here in St. Joseph County.
  47. 47. #3- Buy from our 26th Annual Tree Sale! - This year also featuring rain barrels and a tumbling composter - By purchasing these items from us, you are directly improving the quality of our environment in St. Joseph County
  48. 48. Tonight’s 2012 Annual Meeting
  49. 49. 2011 Award Winners St. Joseph County SWCD Forestry Award Dr. Bryan Wipperman St. Joseph County SWCD Conservation Farmer of the Year Whitmer Farms IASWCD River Friendly Farmer Mike Burkholder John Dooms IASWCD Friend of Conservation Award Nominee Kathleen Petitjean - IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future IASWCD Supervisor of the Year Award Carole Riewe
  50. 50. 2011 SWCD Board Member Tenure Awards John Dooms John, who lives in Liberty Township with his wife, Celeste, joined the SWCD in 1981. John is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Throughout his 30 years of service on the Board, John has served in many ways and is currently serving on the following SWCD Standing Committees: Annual Meeting, Awards, Conservation Planning, Legislative, and Rule 5/Rule 13. John is a grain and diary producer and is a firefighter with the North Liberty Volunteer Fire Department. 30 Years
  51. 51. 2011 SWCD Board Member Tenure Awards Joe Long Joe, who resides in Lincoln Township, has been an SWCD Board Member since 1986. Joe and his wife, Kathleen, have three children. Joe is the owner of J&K Tree Farm in North Liberty. Joe has previously served as a Supervisor on the SWCD Board, and currently serves on the following SWCD Standing Committees: Education, Conservation Planning, and Forestry. 25 Years
  52. 52. 2012 Appointed Supervisor SWCD Board Member since 2008, & is currently serving on the SWCD's Forestry, Marketing and Social Initiatives, and Education, and Conservation Planning Committees. Stacey has lived in St. Joseph Co. for the past 35 years, working as a Machinist and Quality Control Technician in the Aircraft/Automotive parts manufacturing area. Started volunteering as a birth coach for unwed mothers then into rehabilitating wildlife, and currently enjoy rehabilitating hawks and owls with friend/mentor Carole Riewe. Stacey enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren and her 2 dogs, as well as fishing, bird watching, camping, mushroom hunting, and travel. Stacey Silvers
  53. 53. 2012 Supervisor Election One supervisor is going to be elected by YOU tonight! On the Ballot Jeremy Cooper & Arlene Schuchman
  54. 54. 2012 Supervisor Candidates Jeremy, who lives in Penn Township, joined the SWCD in 2010. He is currently serving on the Marketing & Special Initiatives Committee. Jeremy is a life-long resident of St. Joseph County, along with his wife Kimberly and 2 children. He is employed at Red Hen Turf Farms as Turf Operations Manager. Jeremy attended IUSB/Purdue from 1990-1993, and has previously served as the Treasurer of Michiana Bass Masters, which works to promote kids’ enjoyment of fishing and the outdoors. Jeremy Cooper
  55. 55. 2012 Supervisor Candidates Arlene, who lives in Clay Township, joined the SWCD in 2010. In her capacity as an Associate Supervisor Arlene currently serves on the Marketing & Special Initiatives, Education and Annual Meeting Committees. Arlene moved to Granger with her family in 1991 from Dallas. She has a business degree from Southern Methodist University. Arlene works at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library. In the past, Arlene has served as a church deacon, has sat on the Board of Vesper Chorale, and has been a school volunteer. Any free time Arlene has, she likes to spend with her lovely mare, Lucy. Arlene is also part of the Steeler Nation. Arlene Schuchman
  56. 56. Thank you for your SERVICE Carole Riewe, Appointed Supervisor - 2009 to 2012 Serving as both an Associate Supervisor & Supervisor since 2004, Ms. Riewe has served on the Education, Election, Forestry, Finance, Long Term Planning, & Annual Plan of Work committees, among others. Thank you, Carole, for your Service to the Board of the St. Joseph County SWCD, as Supervisor, and thank you for your continued service in the future as an Associate
  57. 57. Thank you for your SERVICE John Kulwicki Elected Supervisor - 2009 to 2012 Serving as both an Associate Supervisor & Supervisor since 1998, Mr. Kulwicki has served on the Annual Meeting, Legislative, and Election Committees among other. Thank you, John, for your Service to the Board of the St. Joseph County SWCD, as Supervisor, and thank you for your continued service in the future as an Associate Supervisor.
  58. 58. Tonight’s Speaker Brett, who grew up in North Liberty, Indiana, was born with a condition he calls Quadmembral Limbs Deficiency, which means he has no arms and no legs. Brett began speaking professionally in 1990. He has done over 3,000 presentations worldwide to over 1 million people. Brett and his wife, Chrisa, have owned and operated their company, called No Boundaries Inc., since the year 2000. Brett is also a standup comedian and has appeared on the Bob and Tom show. He is currently working full-time as a motivational and inspirational speaker. He is also a substitute teacher in his hometown area. Recently, on December 5, 2011, Brett’s first book, I’m Not Missing Anything, was released. Brett has no arms and no legs, but more importantly, he has No Handicaps!! Brett Eastburn
  59. 59. Silent Auction - Support YOUR SWCD - •Starts: 6pm •Ends: 8:45 •Winners Announced: Approx. 9:05 •Pay/Pick Up Items: After Adjournment, Approx. 9:10 THANK YOU ! ! !
  60. 60. St. Joe County SWCD Board
  61. 61. 2011 Supervisors John Dooms, Chair Jim LaFree, Vice Chair John Kulwicki Carole Riewe Paul Williams, III
  62. 62. 2011 Associate Supervisors Jan Ivkovich Melvin KulwickiDave Craft Jeremy CooperBrian Cherry
  63. 63. 2011 Associate Supervisors Richard SchmidtGene Myers Joe Long Randy Matthys Chuck Lehman
  64. 64. 2011 Associate Supervisors Dale Stoner Dave VanDewalle Dru Wrasse Stacy SilversArlene Schuchman
  65. 65. St. Joe County Partnership Staff NRC S SWC D
  66. 66. Amanda Kautz NRCS Soil Conservationist Andy Fox SWCD County Conservationist Rick Glassman SWCD Environmental Educator Lisa Wynn SWCD Administrative Assistant Debbie Knepp NRCS District Conservationist Patrick Glassman SWCD Summer Intern
  67. 67. Silent Auction - Support YOUR SWCD - •Starts: 6pm (Bid throughout the evening) •Ends: 8:45 •Winners Announced: Approx. 9:05 •Pay/Pick Up Items: Approx. 9:10 (After Adjournment) Thank You ! ! !
  68. 68. Slideshow Credits The St. Joseph County SWCD wishes to THANK our PARTNER in Conservation, the USDA NRCS, and ESPECIALLY AMANDA KAUTZ, SOIL CONSERVATIONIST, for assisting us greatly with putting together tonight’s Annual Meeting Slideshow.
  69. 69. Hope to see you throughout 2012… and at next year's Annual Meeting…

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