North West Illinois Region


PCM Specialist
Lou Liva serves the North West Illinois Region

From cost-share opportunities to the latest farm conservation technology, Lou is ready to help you bring regenerative practices and data-driven business management to your farm. Reach out today to get started!

Lou Liva

Lou has a background of working with the public to teach and implement conservation science.  He holds a degree in Geography from Augustana College. This interdisciplinary program focuses on meeting with land-use professionals and collaborating with public stakeholders. For five summers, Lou took guests on land and water-based tours in Southeast Alaska, where he learned to share science in a way that people can relate.

In the off-season, Lou traveled to Catalina Island, where he taught at Catalina Environmental Leadership Program. On Catalina, Lou managed the service program, where student volunteers would come to practice ecological restoration and soil conservation practices. Lou is very excited to be back in Rock Island. He looks forward to assisting farm operators in reaching their goals by using conservation best practices and the strong financial data that Precision Conservation Management provides.


These are just a few of the cost-share programs available in your region. Reach out to your specialist to learn about more and review your eligibility!

MRTN On-Farm Strip
Validation Trial

This is a great way to test how the University of Illinois’ MRTN works on your own soils. Receive $250 per field to install N strip trials.

Pepsico & Partners Regenerative Ag incentive

Recieve $5-25 per acre for using conservation practices. Available to all farmers and all acres, regardless of practice history (does not discriminate against early adopters).

5-Year Transition Program

The 5-Year Transition Program (5YT) is a partnership effort between PCM, NRCS, and the Walton Family Foundation providing financial support while you implement a soil health management system on your farm.