Dr. Ken Moore is Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University where he has been a member of the Agronomy faculty since 1993. He holds a B.S. (1979) degree from Arizona State University and M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in Agronomy from Purdue University. He held faculty positions at the University of Illinois (1983-87) and New Mexico State University (1987-89), and was a USDA/ARS Research Agronomist and adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (1989-93). His research focuses on the development and improvement of biomass crops and cropping systems. He is Project Director for the USDA-NIFA-CAP project CenUSA: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA. He is Director of the Master of Science in Agronomy distance education program and teaches graduate courses on quantitative methods and the design and analysis of agronomic experiments. He has worked on collaborative research and education projects in Morocco, Costa Rica, and New Zealand where he was a Senior Research Fellow with AgResearch Grasslands in 1998. Dr. Moore served as President of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA, 2004) and President of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA, 2008). He served on the editorial boards of Agronomy Journal and Crop Science, and was the founding editor of the e-journal Crop Management. He is co-editor of Forages Volume I: An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture (6th ed.) and Forages Volume II: The Science of Grassland Agriculture (6th ed.). Dr. Moore is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi and has been recognized with Outstanding Young Scientist and Merit Awards by the American Forage and Grassland Council, the Young Crop Scientist Award by CSSA, and the Agronomic Service Award and Distinguished Service Award by ASA. He is a Fellow of ASA, CSSA, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).