Dr. Eileen Kladivko
Dr. Eileen Kladivko is Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University, where she teaches and does research and extension work in soil conservation and management. Her research focus has been to identify soil management systems that improve environmental quality and promote agricultural sustainability. Specific research areas have included the impacts of tile drainage on crop yields and nitrate losses to surface waters; the interactions of earthworms, soil management, and soil physical properties; and cover crops and conservation tillage for soil health improvement. She was one of the founding organizers of the Midwest Cover Crops Council and she serves in many leadership roles including the leadership team of the Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI) and the regional Transforming Drainage project.