Upcoming Events

Farmers’ Market Class
What can the Farmers’ Market do for me and my family?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Solar Energy Fair – Creston, Iowa
Saturday, August 27, 2016
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Contact Us

609 New York Avenue

P.O. Box 343

Creston, Iowa


Phone: 641-782-4033


Quick Links

Clarke County Reservoir Commission


University of Iowa Partnership


The Learning Center


Iowa League of RC&Ds


SBDC Smart Business Resource Program


Welcome to the 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.


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(SILFI) is working to build healthier, more prosperous communities by working to create a vibrant regional local foods system. By supporting local security, health, the environment, community ties and local commerce.

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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