Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska
Ken Cassman is the Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy at the University of Nebraska, and was Chair of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture from 1996-2004. His research and teaching have focused on ensuring local and global food security while conserving natural resources and protecting environmental quality for future generations. During his 33-year career as a systems agronomist, he has worked on nearly all of the world’s major cropping systems and is currently co-PI on developing the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas. Cassman is co-author on the textbook, Crop Ecology and recipient of the 2012 President’s Award from the Crop Science Society of America. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America.