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100
engaged partner organizations in the Conservation Infrastructure Initiative
110,000
acres treated across Iowa by bioreactors, saturated buffers, and CREP wetlands in 2017
973,100
acres of cover crops planted across Iowa in 2017

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Leading the Conservation Infrastructure Initiative

More than 100 Conservation Infrastructure Representatives 

In the first two years, more than 100 representatives from the public and private sectors have been engaged in defining and developing the initiative. 

The overall Co-Chairs of the Conservation Infrastructure (CI) initiative are  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and farmer-leader Ray Gaesser. 

Use the filters below to see the Co-Leads and Core Team Members in each of the three Working Groups: Strategy, Cover Crops, and Conservation Drainage. You can also see who is involved from academia, associations, conservation groups, federal agencies, private companies, state agencies, and urban and rural groups by selecting an organization type.

To see the complete listing of all Working Group members, continue reading here.
Adam Schnieders' Bio: Member, Iowa CI Strategy Working Group
AJ Blair: Member, Iowa CI Initiative Cover Crops Working Group
Ben Gleason: Core Team, CI Conservation Drainage Working Group
CI Bio for Bert Strayer: Co-Lead, Cover Crop Working Group
Bio for Bill Northey: Conservation Infrastructure Initiative
Conservation Infrastructure Bio, Brian Selinger: Strategy Co-Lead
Bruce Trautman's Bio: Member, Conservation Drainage Working Group
Iowa CI Bio for Bruce Wessling: Member, Cover Crops Working Group
Charlie Schafer: Co-Lead, Conservation Drainage Working Group
Bio for Chris Hay: Co-Lead, Conservation Drainage Working Group
The Iowa Conservation Infrastructure Initiative: Clare Lindahl
Iowa CI Bio for Dave Schwartz: Member, Strategy Working Group
Harry Ahrenholtz: CI Initiative Strategy Working Group Member
Ivan Droessler: Core Team, Conservation Drainage Working Group
Iowa CI: Bio for Jamie Benning; Core Team, Strategy Working Group
Iowa CI Bio for Jan Glendening: Member, Cover Crops Working Group
CI Bio of Jason Danner: Core Team, Cover Crops Working Group
CI Initiative Bio for Jay Byers, Strategy Working Group Member
CI Bio for Jim Jordahl: Core Team, Cover Crops Working Group
The Iowa Conservation Infrastructure Initiative: Joel Brinkmeyer
John Lawrence's Bio: Member of the Iowa CI Strategy Working Group
Keegan Kult: Member, Conservation Drainage Working Group
Iowa CI: Bio for Kent Klemme: Member, Cover Crops Working Group
Iowa CI Bio for Kevin Stiles: Member, Strategy Working Group
CI Bio for Mark Schleisman: Core Team, Cover Crops Working Group
CI Bio for Marty Adkins: Core Team, Strategy Working Group
Iowa CI Bio for Matt Deppe: Member, Cover Crops Working Group
Matt Helmers: Core Team, Conservation Drainage Working Group
Matt Lechtenberg: Conservation Infrastructure Initiative Co-Lead
Mike Naig Bio: Co-Chair, Conservation Infrastructure Initiative
Ray Gaesser: Co-Chair, Conservation Infrastructure Initiative
Iowa CI Bio for Rick Robinson: Member, Cover Crops Working Group
CI Bio for Roger Wolf: Core Team, Strategy Working Group
CI Initiative Bio: Ryan Heiniger, Strategy Working Group Member
CI Bio for Sarah Carlson: Co-Lead, Cover Crop Working Group
Sean McMahon: Strategy Working Group Core Team for CI initiative
Bio for Shane Wulf: Core Team Conservation Drainage Working Group
Shawn Richmond: Core Team, Conservation Drainage Working Group
CI Initiative Bio: Steve Hershner, Strategy Working Group Member
Tim Recker Bio: Core Team, Conservation Drainage Working Group
Todd Petersen Bio: Core Team, Strategy Working Group
Todd Sutphin's Bio: Member, Conservation Drainage Working Group
100
engaged partner organizations in the Conservation Infrastructure Initiative
110,000
acres treated across Iowa by bioreactors, saturated buffers, and CREP wetlands in 2017
973,100
acres of cover crops planted across Iowa in 2017