Southwest Central Illinois Region


PCM Specialist
Andrew Hiser serves the Southwest Central Illinois Region

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

Andrew Hiser

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’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.


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.