State Agronomist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Chris Coreil received his B.S. degree in Agribusiness from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1995. He received an M.S. degree in Agronomy from Louisiana State University in 1998 after conducting research on the beneficial reuse of organic biosolids in cotton. From 1998-2004, Chris worked as an environmental consultant. In this position, Chris served as an intermediary between several clients and EPA and state regulatory agencies. Chris managed projects that included LDEQ, TCEQ, MDEQ, and EPA-based risk evaluation and remediation actions, as well as ASTM Phase I and II environmental site assessments. From 2004-2009, Chris worked in the Crowley, Jeff Davis, and DeRidder Field Offices as both a Soil Conservationist and District Conservationist. For the past seven years, Chris has served as the State Agronomist for NRCS in Louisiana. In this capacity, he has been responsible for promoting and quantifying conservation measures on cropland, training employees, working closely with the Louisiana Master Farmer Program and state regulatory agencies, and tailoring Farm Bill programs to fit the unique cropping systems in Louisiana.

Topic: Season Extension Using High Tunnels

This session will cover construction options for high tunnels, system management, and crop opportunities.