Upcoming Events

Farmers’ Market Workshop
December 12, 2015

Market Ready
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Gaps Level 1
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Gaps Level 2
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Smart Start Business Workshop
Monday, Feb. 29, 2016
6-8 pm

Grow Smart Business Workshop
Thursday, March 3, 2016
6-8 pm


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


Welcome to the Southern Iowa RC&D

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

SIRC&D is a non-profit contract service organization.


Southern Iowa Local Foods Initiative (SILFI)  foodsLogo

(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