In Indiana, a Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of State Government and is responsible for soil and water conservation programs within its boundaries. The purposes of the SWCD is to provide information about soil, water, and related natural resource conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of educational, technical, and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies. 
Established May 24,1954.

Our current Board of Supervisors and Associate Supervisors are:  


Jeanie Foster, Chair

Ray Helms

Mike Conner  

Gerald Mercer

Brian Gandy

Associate Supervisors: 

Tom Nigh, Alice Bogemann,
Dave Huffman  

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hancock County
Public Library

SWCD Annual Workshop Information click here for

Registration Brochure

SWCD Resources  

Backyard Terraces


Edge Feathering

Filter Strips

Invasive Plants

Land Grading


Native Plants

Native Planting in Shady Areas

Nutrient Management

Pest Management

Porous Pavement

Rain Barrels

Rain Gardens

Tree Planting

Stream Bank Stabilization

Water Conservation


Wildlife Habitat

Our Address &
Phone, Fax:

1101 W Main St Ste N Greenfield, IN 46140

Phone:317-462-2283 #3  
Fax: 317-462-0769


SWCD Staff:

Cindy Newkirk;      

District Administrator...
Environmental Educator  

Alice Bogemann:
Office Assistant

NRCS Staff

Ashley Linville         

NRCS District Conservationist

Cover Crops - for more information contact us for EQIP funding and for our 
Cover Crop Program. Get up to $550 for planting Cover Crops


© 2014 Hancock SWCD


Drilling our Cover Crop Plot

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