80th Annual Meeting
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
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
Franzen Construction Group
Johnson Trailer Sales
Kitchen Seed Co.
Noel Farm Management
Saddle Butte Ag
Suits Ag Services
Sun Prairie (Champaign Co. Seed)
Waibel Farmland Services