Welcome to Southern Iowa RC&D!

Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. SIRC&D is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit contract service organization that serves a seven county area of Southern Iowa.  We work with community members and leaders to develop great ideas and build partnerships.



Watch our Local Foods video! produced by the University of Iowa Office of Outreach & Engagement …

Partnership with the University of Iowa Office of Outreach & Engagement

The RC&D partnership with the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement is designed to provide assistance for economic development, arts and culture development, environmental conservation and public health initiatives in communities within the RC&D regions across the state of Iowa. University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students, through community-based research, service-learning courses, and staff outreach, collaborate with RC&D staff and community partners on a variety of projects, workshops, and trainings that enhance the quality of life for citizens in these regions.

Southern Iowa Local Foods Initiative

SILFI is working to build healthier, more prosperous communities by working to create a vibrant, regional, local foods system. By supporting local farmers and growers, we can support sustainable food practices that improve food security, health, the environment, community ties and local commerce.