New Addition to PCM Specialist Team  

Feb 20, 2023  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM) is thrilled to welcome Andrew Hiser as a specialist this February.  He will be serving farmers in Sangamon, Christian, and Macoupin counties.    


Andrew was raised on his family’s farm near Monticello, IL and earned his BA in Technical Systems Management from the University of Illinois College of ACES. He has a broad agricultural background working in grain elevator operations, grain merchandising and logistics and ag machinery sales. He also owned and operated a clam and oyster farm in coastal South Carolina. 


He currently resides in Petersburg, IL with his wife and two sons. Andrew enjoys lending a hand on his in-law’s farm and taking his boys camping and fishing any chance he gets. 

Andrew Hiser is a new member of the PCM Specialist Team. Andrew’s connection to agriculture runs deep. Both his and his wife’s families have farmed and worked in agribusiness in Central Illinois for several generations. Through his schooling and career, he’s been able to forge several lasting relationships with farmers and industry leaders throughout the Midwest.  


As a PCM Specialist, he hopes to bring his experience and connections together to help farmers thrive through sound business and land management practices. Andrew’s ultimate goal is for each family farm to be viable enough for the next generation to get the opportunity to carry the torch. 


What is the PCM Program?

Precision Conservation Management is a free service created by farmers for farmers. PCM combines precision technology and data management with farm business and financials to help farmers manage, adopt, and adapt efficient conservation practices long-term to help improve their bottom line. 


PCM is a program funded today by IL Corn, Illinois Soybean Association, and grants from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy, Pepsico, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Walton Family Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund. PCM was created as a result of a USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant. 


Learn more about PCM and it’s goal to integrate conservation practices and financial data to help farmers.  Contact your county specialist if you're interested in learning more: