Jerry Glover

Jerry Glover, a National Geographic Society Explorer since 2010, is the Senior Sustainable Agriculture Advisor for USAID working to develop sustainable farming strategies for small-holder farmers around the world. He earned bachelor degrees in soil science and philosophy and then a PhD in soil science at Washington State University in 2001. Jerry has studied a range of natural and farmed ecosystems, including no-till, perennial, organic and integrated systems. Documentary films and science magazines, including National Geographic, Discover, and Scientific American have featured Jerry’s work and he has published papers on agricultural ecology in leading international journals, including Science and Nature, which identified Jerry as “one of five crop researchers who can change the world.” Jerry serves as the technical content curator for the exhibit, “Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots,” at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. and as an advisor to Food Tank, “focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.” He lives and gardens with his wife and triplet 9-year old boys in Takoma Park, Maryland.