Director of Conservation and Nutrient Stewardship
Megan Dwyer was promoted in April 2022 to be the Director of Conservation and Nutrient Stewardship. Prior to this role she was the Nutrient Loss Reduction Manager for 3 years starting with IL Corn in 2019. She leads IL Corn’s nutrient loss, water quality and sustainability initiatives focused on meeting the goals of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and meeting supply chain sustainability demands. By working closely with other agriculture organizations, conservation groups, agency partners and public entities, she develops and implements education, outreach, and research to help Illinois corn farmers reach their nutrient loss goals and engage in the sustainability conversation. In addition, she is engaged in state and federal policy around water quality, nutrient loss, and farm programs.
Megan has been a precision agronomy consultant in both a retail and independent setting prior to joining IL Corn. She worked with farmers to create variable rate fertility and seeding recommendations and complete field level data analytics. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Studies with a minor in Agronomy from Iowa State. The family farm is in Henry County and grows conventional and non-GMO corn, soybeans, alfalfa and raises beef cattle. Advocating for agriculture has also been a deep passion of Megan’s and she has worked to engage all demographics from consumers to legislators.
Megan, her husband Todd, and 4 children reside in Coal Valley, IL.