Kris Reynolds joined American Farmland Trust in January 2017 as the Natural Resource Conservationist. Kris’s primary responsibility is working with partners and landowners in the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Partnership as well as the Vermillion Headwaters Watershed Partnership in Illinois. He is responsible for working with the many partners in the watersheds to coordinate activities with farmers and landowners that improve water quality, improve soil health, enhance nutrient efficiency, utilize conservation cropping systems and meet the goals of Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.
Kris previously worked as a Resource Conservationist with the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District in Illinois. He worked with local farmers and landowners to develop conservation plans on their land. He also spent time as a Cover Crop Specialist with the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices promoting, educating and advising on cover crop usage. He is a Certified Crop Advisor with the American Society of Agronomy. He also holds specialty certification from ASA as a 4R Nutrient Management Specialist and Sustainability specialist. Reynolds holds a B.S. in Agronomy and Ag Business from Illinois State University.