Travis Deppe leads Illinois Corn’s water quality and sustainability initiatives focused on implementing the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and meeting supply chain sustainability demands. In partnership with others, he develops and implements education, outreach, and research to help Illinois corn farmers reach their nutrient loss goals and engage in the sustainability conversation. He is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), and most recently worked as a sales agronomist within the Growmark retail system. He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture with a minor in agronomy from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in crop and soil science from Illinois State University. Travis Deppe is also involved on the family’s 1,500-acre corn and soybean farming operation in Logan County, Illinois.