Newell R. Kitchen is a Soil Scientist with USDA ARS and Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri. He received his B.Sc. degree from Brigham Young University, M.Sc degree from University of Missouri, and his Ph.D. (1990) degree in Crop and Soil Sciences from Colorado State University. He served as the 2011 President of the American Society of Agronomy. He has received numerous awards, including the PrecisionAg Award of Excellence and the ASA Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors. Much of his research focuses on quantifying temporal and spatial variability in crops and soils for timely site-specific management. His research is documented in over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles.