Thank you to our 70th International Annual Conference Sponsors 

For questions or to work on a custom sponsorship package, contact Chrissy Rhodes at or at 1-515-289-2331 ext. 114 today!

Presenting Sponsor 

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Elite Environmentalist

Soil Health Partnership         Monsanto


Soil Sustainer

American Farmland Trust

Water Warrior

Envirocert     Southern SareVerdesian


Virtual Trade Show

Don't miss these exhibitors at the 70th SWCS International Annual Conference,
"Coming Home to Conservation: Putting Science Into Practice."

Click here for the exhibit hall layout.



Agren provides whole-farm precision conservation solutions that enhance both ag productivity and sustainability.  Their on-line conservation planning software gives service providers a robust platform that optimizes proven water management and erosion control practices to field locations where they are most needed.  Agren’s customers span both public and private sectors and include agribusiness, land improvement contractors, and local, state, and federal government agencies.  Founded in 1996, Agren is headquartered in Carroll, Iowa. 

Agri Drain Corporation

Agri Drain

Since 1976, Agri Drain Corporation has been committed to manufacturing and supplying high-quality, durable, and affordable products for use in conservation practices that conserve water, improve water quality and wildlife habitat, reduce flooding, minimize soil erosion and nutrient loss, and provide on-farm, agronomic benefits. We’re your partners in water management! 1-800-232-4742 or

American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust

Since its founding in 1980, AFT has assisted in the preservation of millions of farmland acres, created innovative tools to improve environmental quality while maintaining farm productivity, and helped farmers keep their land for the next generation. We protect farmland both by the acre and the inch: “No Farms, No Food.”

AMS Inc.

AMS, Inc., is a leading manufacturer & provider of high quality soil sampling equipment.  AMS equipment provides simple solutions for a variety of fields, including the agricultural industry.  


COMET-Farm is an integrated web-based decision support tool developed to aid farmers, agricultural producers, natural resource professionals, land managers and conservationists in making on-farm decisions regarding greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration.

Crop Health Labs

Monitoring crops with sap analysis identifies indicators of nutrient crises before they occur, four to six weeks before tissue analysis which allows for proactive, prescriptive, nutritional supplementation.

Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences embraces our environmental responsibilities.  We are committed to developing solutions that transform the agricultural industry and support a more sustainable world.

Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is an international organization offering solutions geared to customer needs for soil and water research.

EnviroCert International, Inc.

EnviroCert International, Inc. is recognized internationally as a certification body for professionals in the erosion and sediment control, and storm water quality industries. With over 30 years of certification experience, EnviroCert International, Inc. takes pride in our certification programs.

US Environmental Protection Agency


The EPA Office of Water ensures drinking water is safe, and restores and maintains oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife.

Great Plains Mfg.

Family-owned Great Plains Mfg. is recognized globally as a leading producer of tillage, seeding and fertilizer application equipment. The Salina, Kansas-based company was founded in 1976.

La Crosse Seed

La Crosse Seed is a Midwest small seed company headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin offering high quality cover crop, forage, turf, pollinator and native seeds to a large area in the central US (covering 16 states from Montana to Pennsylvania, and from Minnesota to Kentucky).  La Crosse Seed largely collaborates with agriculture input and seed dealers who deliver sound agronomic products and insight to growers, ranchers, and landowners.  La Crosse Seed believes a key to advancing cover cropping and sustainable agricultural practices is offering flexible solutions that are proven through success and understanding while maintaining the highest levels of seed quality possible.

National Association of Conservation Disctricts (NACD)

NACD's mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.  Conservation Districts assist landowners and operators in managing and protecting natural resources on private lands and many public lands in the U.S.  NACD also provides education materials on soil, water, forestry, habitat, outdoor classrooms and more.

National Center for Appropriate Technology

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is a national non-profit that helps people by championing small-scale, local, and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources.

Soil Health Partnership

The main goal of the SHP is to demonstrate the benefits of improved soil health, which include increased agricultural productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability outcomes through the adoption of best management practices such as conservation tillage, cover crops, and advanced nutrient management. Cropping system advances to improve soil health—fostered through the SHP project—will result from the unique interprofessional collaboration implemented by the SHP, farmers, private industry, and academic personnel.

Southern SARE 

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education is a USDA-funded grants organization that strives to further sustainable ag production practices across the Southern region through research and education grant opportunities for farmers, ranchers, researchers, Extension specialists, NGOs, governmental organizations and other institutions. Grant outcomes are showcases in educational resources ranging from books to fact sheets to bulletins to videos. Learn more at


Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.

Truax Company, Inc.


Truax Company manufactures precision grass, wildflower, legume, grain and covercrop seeding equipment for every planting situation. Our line-up includes pull-type and 3-point hitch mount drills and broadcasters ranging from 4 to 15 feet wide, as well as electric and hand operated seed slingers for smaller areas.

Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge
Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge

The Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge will focus on in-field sensor technologies that will help increase nutrient efficiencies to maximize crop yields, indirectly lowering crop runoff, and thus sustainably intensifying agriculture to the benefit of the environment. The Team that successfully achieve the above, per Challenge Rules, will be awarded $1 million. Registration ends SEPT 15. 

USDA-National Ag Statistics Service (NASS)

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples.  NASS conducts the Census of Agriculture every five years, providing the only source of consistent, comparable, and detailed agricultural data for every county in America. NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and usefulstatistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Working with the nation’s private landowners, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is dedicated to protecting and enhancing our living and life-giving soil – as well as our other natural resources.

USDA-NRCS Central National Technology Support Center

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the CNTSC is one of three national technology support centers comprised of various technical specialists (Technology Transfer & Assistance Team) and three technology teams (Grazing Lands, Wildlife, Wetlands).  They are responsible for acquiring, developing, and transferring science-based technology through training workshops, webinars, publications, reports, national standards, and scientific papers to NRCS field employees throughout the nation.

International Year of Soils

Roll out the red carpet for International Year of Soils (IYS) in 2015! The USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is celebrating soil, the life giving resource, all year long in an effort the help people understand that soils play a crucial role in food security, hunger eradication, climate change adaptation, poverty reduction, and sustainable development. NRCS is working with partners around the globe to illustrate that just as skin protects our bodies, soil protects the earth. Learn more by watching the NRCS International Year of Soils video series.

USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center


The USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center mission is to provide reliable, impartial, timely information that is needed to understand the Nation’s water resources.

Verdesian Life Sciences LLC.

Verdesian Life Sciences is a plant health and nutrition company that helps farmers maximize their nitrogen and phosphorus investments. Our patented biological, nutritional, seed treatment and inoculant technologies lead the charge to maximize yields and stay ahead of the growing demand for food and fiber.

Voss Signs

Voss Signs manufactures signage for long-term outdoor use. We work with a number of state, federal and non-profit organizations. 

Ward Laboratories, Inc.

Ward Laboratories, Inc. is an agriculture testing laboratory dedicated to serving farmers & ranchers since 1983. We specialize in testing soils, plants, feed, forages, water, manures, fertilizer and soil health. Our mission statement: Guiding Producers Today To Feed The World Tomorrow.

Watershed Materials

Watershed Materials LLC provides the products you need to maintain, restore, and reclaim damaged watersheds. We specialize in the products you need to re mediate damages in agricultural right of ways caused by underground utility construction.

Xylem and YSI

Xylem and the YSI brands have specialized in the design, installation and maintenance of water quality monitoring and sampling systems for over 20 years.