The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has announced that MU Crop Scientist Kerry Clark will receive the Emerging Leader for African Agricultural Transformation Award at the ASA Awards Ceremony in November during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy, crop science, and/or soil science through education, national and international service, and research.
Prior to receiving her PhD in 2016 in soil science, Clark developed new soybean varieties for Missouri’s small seedsmen. A member of the Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), she leads a team that is strengthening soybean production across Africa by building local capacity for manufacturing and utilization of agricultural mechanization. In addition to serving as an assistant research professor, Clark is the director of CAFNR International Programs.