Northern Illinois Region


PCM Specialist
Alexa Skirmont serves the Northern Illinois Region

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

Alexa Skirmont  

Alexa Skirmont joins PCM serving growers in Ogle, Winnebago, Boone, Dekalb, and Lee counties. Alexa recently worked as a Crop Specialist at Conserv FS in Marengo, Illinois. At Conserv she worked with growers to help manage crop protection, seed, and fertilizer at a retail agriculture facility. In addition, she progressed the mapping software that the company was previously using, to improve operator accuracy and develop transparency in customer relations.

Alexa received her Undergraduate Degree from Illinois State University in Agriculture Business and Business Administration and her master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in International Agriculture focused in Sustainability and Business. She was raised in Plato Center, Illinois with her parents and brother. She first started her career in agriculture in her high school FFA program. Alexa and her husband, Adam, reside in Burlington, Illinois and have a family grain and cattle operation in Virgil, Illinois. Alexa hopes to be the farmers right hand person, helping them make educated decisions with conservation practices, and anything else they may need.


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 youuo implement a soil health management system on your farm.

Meet Alexa