Plate to Politics Podcast: Alisha Bower, Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner


This episode features Alisha Bower, Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner in Story County, Iowa. This episode was recorded in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and their Rotationally Raised podcast.

A native Wisconsinite, Alisha was raised on a small hobby farm in Southwest Wisconsin’s picturesque Driftless region. She attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities majoring in Political Science and Spanish, then returned to school for her Master of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin Madison, focusing her studies on nonprofit administration and designing and managing research projects in agriculture and food systems.

Alisha talks about how she ran to became a SWCD commissioner, what the role is responsible for, and why someone might want to serve in this role.

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