On-Farm Research Coordinator: Clarke McGrath

Counties Served

Clarke McGrath

Statewide responsibilities with the Iowa Soybean Research Center, whose mission is to enable Iowa soybean producers to efficiently and profitability provide the highest yielding, highest quality soybeans and soybean products to a growing global market, while sustaining natural resources and improving environmental quality.

Areas of Expertise

Corn, Soybean and Forage Production and Protection, Weed Control Program Development, Precision Ag, Fertility Program Development, Field Training/Coaching of Crop Scouting Skills

Frequent Clients

Growers, Ag Chemical and Fertilizer Dealers, Seed Dealers and DSM's, Farm Managers, Chemical Manufacturer Representatives, Agriculture Students

Joined ISU Extension


Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Firefighter, city of Harlan/Tri-County Hazardous Materials Team - Retired/Honorary Status
  • Agriland FS-Avoca, IA - Agronomy Services Director/Location Manager 1991-2000
  • Agriland Fs-Griswold, IA - Agronomy Trainee/Scout 1991
  • Zeneca Ag Products, Iowa City, IA - Six Month Technical Assistant Internship 1990
  • Terra Industries, Lenox, IA - Crop Scout, Summer 1988
  • M.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University, 2006
  • B.S., Ag Business, Iowa State University
  • Growmark Continuing Agronomy Education
  • Growmark-3 M.A.R.C. of Excellence Awards
  • 5 Annual Sales Program Awards
  • 6 Iowa Top Gun Awards
  • 3 Regional Top Gun Awards
  • Certified Crop Advisor - Iowa and National
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