Dr. Elliot is the Regional Director for Africa for the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development. He serves on the USAID Higher Education Learning Network Steering Committee and leads the Council of Research and Evidence (CORE). He was the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC) Department Head, providing leadership for almost 1,500 students, and 80 faculty and staff. As president of the International Association for Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), he organized the first non-USA annual conference in Trinidad/Tobago. He established and became the first AIAEE journal editor. Currently, he leads four USDA/FAS International Agricultural Education Fellowship Programs. Prior to his career in academia, Jack was a dryland grain farmer, cattle rancher, and operated a custom harvesting business in Belt, Montana for 17 years.