Jerry Glover

United States Senior Sustainable Agricultural Systems Advisor USAID

Jerry Glover is a National Geographic Society Explorer and Senior Sustainable Agricultural Systems Advisor for USAID. He earned bachelor degrees in soil science and philosophy and then a PhD in soil science at Washington State University in 2001. Prior to his work at USAID, Jerry studied native grasslands and farming systems, including no-till, perennial, organic and integrated systems. He has published the results of his work in Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Scientific American. His work in soil science and perennial-based farming systems has been highlighted in National Geographic, Nature, and three documentary films. Most recently, Scientific American included Jerry’s work in its December 2011special issue on the “Top Ten World Changing Ideas.”