South West Illinois Region


PCM Specialist Andrea Kuehner serves the South-West Illinois Region

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

Andrea Kuehner

Andrea spent 13 years working in Environmental Health for a local public health department where she developed a broad knowledge of private sewage disposal systems and private water wells. Their impactful relationship to each other and soil health made education for landowners essential in this role. Andrea enjoys the educational role of PCM Specialist helping farmers make informed decisions for their operations. Showing them the economic and environmental benefits of their efforts is an absolute win-win. Andrea believes that farmers are some of the best stewards of the land and that she’ll develop great relationships through PCM. She and her husband, Joe, recently built their home next to his family’s farm in Red Bud.


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.