October 20, 2023, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (US Central)

DCI Criminalistics Laboratory on DMACC Campus, 2400 DMACC Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa – Rooms 207, 208, and 209

Iowa SWCS Annual Meeting

Cost:  $25 for SWCS members*, $35 for non-members, $15 for students

Registration Information:  Pre-register through Eventbrite by Thursday, October 12.  Payment can be made with a credit or debit card through Eventbrite, or with cash or check in person at the meeting, but registration must be completed through Eventbrite regardless of payment method.  

Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowa-swcs-2023-annual-meeting-tickets-728411377037  


  • 9:30 a.m.  Check-in, Networking & Morning Refreshments  
  • 9:50 a.m.  Welcome, Introductions, and Meeting Logistics – Jerry Neppel, Iowa Chapter President  
  • 10:00 a.m. “Cattle, Conservation and Community” – Erin Ogle, Project Coordinator, Taylor SWCD  
  • 10:45 a.m. BREAK  
  • 11:00 a.m. “Using Land Stewardship to Improve Freshwater Mussel Populations” – Jennifer Kurth, Natural Resources Biologist, Iowa DNR  
  • 12:00 p.m. LUNCH – Meal provided by Whatcha Smokin BBQ + Brew of Luther, Iowa  
  • 1:00 p.m. Iowa SWCS Annual Business Meeting  
    • Call to Order – Jerry Neppel, President
    • Past President’s Report – Josh Balk, Past President
    • Secretary’s Report – Greg Townley, Secretary  
    • Treasurer’s Report – Anna Golightly, Treasurer  
    • Membership Report – Clare Lindahl, Membership Chair  
    • Society Update – Roger Wolf, SWCS North Central Region Director  
    • Scholarships Update  
    • Chapter Awards    
    • Board Election Results  
    • President Outlook for 2023-2024 – Jerry Neppel, President  
  • 1:45 p.m. “Preservation and Restoration in the Loess Hills” – Jeff Seago, Area Forester, Iowa DNR  
  • 2:45 p.m. Overview of the Iowa Hygienic Lab and IDALS Labs  
  • 3:05 p.m. Tour of Labs, if lab work schedules allow  

Post-meeting Social Event at Uptown Garage Brewing Company at 305 SW Walnut Street, Ankeny  *To join SWCS, visit www.swcs.org/join or join on-site at the meeting!  

Learn more about the Iowa Chapter at www.iaswcs.org or @iaswcs on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) 

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