Prior to joining ISDA, Leader served as the conservation director of the Vermillion County Soil and Water Conservation District. A civil engineer by training, Leader is a graduate of Syracuse University. She has worked on conservation projects throughout California and the East Coast, including wetland replication in New England and storm-water runoff design in Los Angeles County.
“The Division of Soil Conservation is pleased to welcome Meg Leader as our agriculture and environmental affairs program manager,” DSC Director Jordan Seger said. “Her extensive knowledge of conservation efforts throughout the United States, and experience with Indiana’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts, will serve our program participants well.”
ISDA believes that conservation of soil is crucial to the continued viability of agriculture. ISDA’s Division of Soil Conservation personally works with land owners and farmers throughout the state, offering voluntary conservation programs aimed at establishing best management practices and benefitting bottom-lines.
Leader, originally from a farm in upstate New York, currently resides in Terre Haute with her husband.