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Matt Raymond
Conservation Coordinator

I was born and raised in Kankakee County and grew up in a rural subdivision several miles east of Kankakee.  Growing up I worked at the family business and discovered that I enjoyed the agricultural aspects of the business the most.  With that in mind, I attended the University of Illinois earning a B.S. degree in Horticulture.


After 25 years living in Urbana Illinois my wife and I decided to move back to Kankakee to be closer to our parents.  In 2022 I joined the Kankakee County SWCD as the Conservation Coordinator administering the agricultural programs and outreach.  I enjoy meeting and working with the local farmers and landowners and look forward to continuing to promote conservation practices throughout the County.   


In my free time I enjoy gardening with my wife (she never met a plant she didn’t like), spending time with friends and family, refinishing furniture, and working on home improvement projects.  

EMAIL    |    matt.raymond@kankakeecountyswcd.org
PHONE  |    (815) 937-8940 ext. 3