Travis Deppe

Director of Precision Conservation Management

Travis is the Nutrient Loss Reduction Manager for the Illinois Corn Growers Association. He leads IL Corn’s water quality and sustainability initiatives focused on implementing 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, he develops and implements education, outreach, and research to help Illinois corn farmers reach their nutrient loss goals and engage in the sustainability conversation.  

Travis has both retail and research experience in implementing nutrient management and cover crop practices. He most recently was a Sales Agronomist for Growmark where he served as the nutrient management project lead and built strong relationships with his farmer customers. As a Research Technician at Purdue University, he conducted and supported numerous research projects that ranged in scope from plot to watershed scale and focused on soil health and mitigating nitrogen losses via cover crop assimilation in varying crop production scenarios. He has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in Crop and Soil Science from Illinois State University.

Travis and his wife, Alexa, live in Heyworth, Illinois.