Brown Helps to Serve Farmers in Central IL
Precision Conservation Management (PCM) is thrilled to welcome Leyton Brown to the organization as a PCM Specialist. He will be serving farmers in Champaign, Vermillion, and surrounding counties.
As a PCM specialist, Leyton is motivated to help farmers bridge the gap between maximizing net profit and implementing sustainable practices. He hopes to help growers identify solutions that will work the best for their operations.
“In my opinion, conservation agriculture continues to be one of the most critical topics in the industry,” Leyton says. “I am excited to play a role in finding methods for IL farmers to implement conservation practices in the most economical way possible. PCM is helping farmers make data driven decisions to maximize returns and decrease environmental impact. I look forward to witnessing firsthand the impact that PCM and its partners will have on the industry in the coming years.”
Leyton grew up Morrisonville, IL where his interest in agriculture began helping with his father and brother’s grain operations. He attended Lincoln Land Community College before transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois, he received his bachelor’s degree in Technical Systems Management (TSM) with minors in Crop and Soil Management and in Food and Agribusiness Management.
After also graduating with his master’s degree in TSM from the University of Illinois, Andrew worked for the educational institution in the Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department as a Project Manager for the Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium. The consortium aimed to facilitate mechanization and the sustainable intensification of agricultural sectors in developing countries, namely Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, and Bangladesh.
Leyton and his wife, Alyssa, live in Urbana with their dog Addie. Both avid Illini fans, they enjoy spending free time at Memorial Stadium or the State Farm Center.
PCM is a program funded by many partners.