62nd Annual Meeting

Friday, February 11, 2022

Doors open at 5:45pm

St. Hedwig Parish

331 S Scott St. 

South Bend, IN 46601


Please RSVP by February 2, 2022


Tickets for the Family-Style Polish Dinner are $15 and available from any St. Joseph County SWCD board member or contact the office at      574-936-2024 ext. 4 or info@stjosephswcd.org.


Join us for an evening of awards, board supervisor election, and

Key Note Speaker: Brian Capouch. 

62nd Annual Meeting

Brian Capouch grew up on a big commercial "muck farm" in Jasper County.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Indiana University, and a Master's in Agricultural Engineering Technology from Purdue.  After graduation, he ran a crop consulting business for a few years, and then became involved in education.  After working briefly as a technology facilitator at West Central High School in Pulski County, he began a 34-year career teaching Computer Science at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, retiring in 2016 as chair of his department.  At Saint Joe, his primary interest was Internet technology.  In 1988 Saint Joe became the first "small business" in the world with a full-time Internet connection.  He presented at many academic and technical conferences, and also taught in the College's acclaimed Core Education Program.


Since his retirement, most of his time has been spent working to restore Sunny Crest, an architect-designed farm estate in Benton County established in 1916.  He also engages in historical research, and has done many presentations to a variety of audiences on topics of local historical interest.  His primary interest is the Settlement Period in Northwestern Indiana, approximately 1830-1880.


He is currently living at Sunny Crest, where he keeps a flock of Rhode Island Red chickens and has a huge vegetable garden.