Cathy Ayers is a Warren County Soil and Water District commissioner and region 6 director for Conservation Districts of Iowa. The help she received from the district after inheriting her family farm in 2008 inspired her to serve. Ayers built terraces, then shifted to no-till and using cover crops. She enrolled some of her land in CRP, including the CRP Pollinator Program. Ayers produces corn, soybeans and hay on her farm.