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80th Annual Meeting Recap

Friday, February 3, 2023

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District's 80th Annual Meeting to celebrate the past year's accomplishments and discuss future goals.


The event was dedicated to the late Kenneth Kesler, who served as an influential leader of the District for many years. The Kesler family established a memorial fund to support the St. Joseph Wetland Education Center, which Kenneth was very passionate about. Donations can be made to the CCSWCD Foundation, located at 2110 W. Park Court, Suite C, Champaign, IL 61821. 


This year's event highlighted District accomplishments along with several key partners in conservation. Below are photos of the 2023 award recipients. 

Friend of Conservation: Champaign County Board Member, Chris Stohr

Conservation Innovator:

Rademacher Farms

Conservation Legacy:

Ivan Dozier

The staff and board of CCSWCD thank all who were able to attend this event and celebrate 80 years of soil and water conservation in Champaign County. If you would like to review this year's program booklet, please click the button below. 

Chairman Steve Stierwalt gave a presentation on HabiTerre, an agricultural technology startup at the University of Illinois. 

State Senator Chapin Rose acknowledged Ivan Dozier and the family of Kenneth Kesler.

Guests enjoyed lunch and conversation at the Lake of the Woods Pavilion in Mahomet. 

Harpist Molly Madden provided musical entertainment during lunch. 


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors who helped make this event a success!

Berns, Clancy, & Associates

Day Drainage

Dewey Bank

Ehler Bros.

Farm Credit


Franzen Construction Group

Gordon Farms

Johnson Trailer Sales

Kitchen Seed Co.

Koeberlein Drainage

Longview Bank

Magsamen Backhoe

Noel Farm Management

Premier Cooperative

Saddle Butte Ag

Suits Ag Services

Sun Prairie (Champaign Co. Seed)

United Prairie

Waibel Farmland Services

Wolken Farms

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