Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper
Senior Agronomist

We are pleased to introduce you to Chris Cooper, BSc, MAB, CCA.

Chris Cooper is a Senior Agronomist with 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry and has been working directly in residuals management since 2013. Chris has a broad grounding in the agricultural sciences.  He was raised on a commercial hog farm in rural west Texas and was very active in the state’s 4-H program showing pigs, sheep and horses.  He earned his Bachelors of Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 1995 and a graduate degree in agribusiness through the University of Florida in 2012.  Upon completion of his masters, Chris entered into the residuals management industry working for a consulting firm in the United States as their Chief Operations Officer. At the same time Chris earned his designation as a Certified Crop Advisor through the American Society of Agronomy. There he oversaw the company’s turnkey management programs for residuals generators and the beneficial use of these products in multiple end-user markets. Chris worked directly with landowners to fertilize and reclaim agricultural land and aggregate mining pits with biosolids, wood ash, and short-paper fiber.

This earlier experience has made for an easy transition into SYLVIS.  At SYLVIS, Chris works closely with the Business Development team on procuring sites and matching landowner’s agronomic needs with suitable residuals.  Based on his operational experience and his knowledge as a certified crop consultant, he also provides technical insight and support into many of SYLVIS’s current projects. Chris is passionate about working with landowners to find solutions that meet their crop and soil nutrient needs.

Chris has an incredibly diverse background that has led him to develop his unique skill set.  His early experiences with horses grew into rodeoing at the high school, collegiate and professional level. Competing in rodeos eventually lead Chris to Disneyland Paris, France where he played a cowboy in their re-enactment of the original Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. This opportunity allowed Chris to travel much of Europe and amass a vast array of cultural experiences that continue to shape his life and professional career. One such adventure introduced Chris to scuba diving, which led him to working as an instructor and Course Director in the diving industry. Chris returned to his roots in the agricultural world as a horse farm manager in Florida and before his current move into residuals management.

Chris enjoys skiing, hiking and hanging out with his wife and dogs.