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Mission Statement

The Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District's mission is to assist in informing, educating and implementing on-the-ground soil conservation and water quality practices in partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, landowners, operators and other local entitles.

2022 SWCD Commissioners

Donald NiebuhrChair 

Robert ScottVice Chair/CoTreasurer

 Joe Pyle - Treasurer

Jim Nelson - CoTreasurer

Marvin Wirtjes - Bank Statement Recipient

*Diana Williams - Secretary

Assistant Commissioner

Colleen Putmam

District Personnel


Diana Williams - Conservation Assistant

Ronald PetersonSoil Conservation Technician

Federal USDA-NRCS Staff

Suzy Flattery - Acting District Conservationist

Madi Hollingsworth - Soil Conservationist

Pheasants and Quail Forever Staff:

Shane Weinberg - Farm Bill Biologist

News & Events


Technical Assistant Grant Position

The Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District has a full-time temporary Technical Assistant position available. The qualified applicant would assist with USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship programs. Job duties include, but are not limited to, contacting & meeting with participants to gather information/documentation, conservation planning, technical field work and environmental evaluations. Studies with an agricultural emphasis would be beneficial. Hourly rate starting at $17 per hour with consideration for a higher rate depending on experience/education. IPERS retirement, 1 week of vacation and 1 week of sick leave after the first year of employment. No other benefits offered. Send resume with references to, Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA-NRCS, 1701 South B Street, Suite 100, Albia, Iowa 52531 or e-mail to

by 4:00 PM May 29th, 2022

The Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider 

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Contact Us

Monroe SWCD Office


8a.m. - 5p.m. Monday-Friday


1701 South B Street, Suite 100

Albia, IA 52531


(641) 932-5144 ext. 3


(855) 223-7138

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**Website development funded by Monroe County Farm Bureau

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