The Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative has hired Trisha McClain as a program manager, covering the northern part of the state. She will cover both the Northeast and Northwest Natural Resource Conservation Service territories. McClain will be spending the majority of her time on the road but will be based out of the Tipton County Soil and Water Conservation District Office. 

She comes to CCSI with considerable experience including providing advisory services to local stakeholders to address environmental concerns and effectively managing large projects such as IDEM's 319 Implementation Grants and IDEM 205 Watershed Management Development Grants.

Ashley Brucker has been serving the whole state of Indiana since 2016. Hiring McClain helps CCSI effectively split the state in two and allows the managers to assist more partners with outreach and education programs.

Brucker has elected to serve the southern half of Indiana and her new home office will be located at the Greensburg USDA Service Center in Decatur County.