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Megan Baskerville

Agriculture Program Director, Illinois


Megan Baskerville.

Megan Baskerville Megan Baskerville is the Illinois Agriculture Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. © Laura Webb

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture, Soil Health, Water Conservation

Media Contact

Isabel Morales


As Illinois’ Agriculture Program Director for The Nature Conservancy, Megan Baskerville promotes and implements a suite of programs to support sustainability practices across Illinois on farms and with industry partners.

Prior to this role, Megan was TNC’s Upper Sangamon River Watershed Manager, tasked with learning and motivating local and state level partners to take coordinated, on-the-ground action to meet ambitious supply chain sustainability goals.

Previously, she served as the Watershed Specialist with the Macon County Soil & Water Conservation District, where she successfully secured and led collaborative IEPA 319 and NRCS RCPP grant programs coordinating efforts to increase adoption of edge-of-field and in-field practices to limit nutrient and sediment delivery to Lake Decatur. She received her B.S. in Geography & Environmental Resources from SIU-Carbondale.

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In the News

Megan has been featured as a subject matter expert for a variety of articles and other publications on sustainable farm practices.

NPR Illinois

A report on nutrient pollution in Illinois' waterways shows more work is needed.

WBEZ Chicago

In Illinois, young, conservation-minded farmers race against climate change to save their soil.

The Nature Conservancy

Soil health principles are good for both farmers and the environment. At the Rohl Farm, the use of cover crops builds healthy soil.