Jack Cornell

Director, Sustainable Supply
United Soybean Board

Jack Cornell grew up in rural Southwestern Ohio, where he learned early on the importance of agriculture in a local economy. Jack ultimately found his passion in maximizing the benefits of both native ecosystems as well as cropping systems. Jack has a master’s degree in plant science from Missouri State University where he studied how management systems effect native ecosystems. Jack started his working career with Monsanto and worked there for 9 years where he enjoyed advancing the latest technologies for farmers while working to improve the sustainability at the farms he worked at. This experience led him to being a key figure in the early development of the Soil Health Partnership, a division of the National Corn Growers, helping to grow the program to over 200 sites in 16 states. Jack always strives for continual improvements around sustainability in the agricultural sector as he believes it will help farmers achieve maximum profitability.

Conservation Tillage

U.S. Soy Farmer’s Sustainability Practices Focus on Soil Quality, Erosion Control

Jack CornellJul 1, 2022

Soil health is top of mind for U.S. Soy farmer Kenny Brinker, who grows soybeans and corn in Auxvasse, Missouri. Brinker’s farrow to finish hog…


Partners in Conservation: Farmers Can’t do it Alone

Jack CornellApr 25, 2022

Farming is fundamental to growing the food, feed, and fuel upon which our fast-growing global population depends. Sustainability in agriculture is a focus on continuous…


U.S. Soy Continues to Make Strides in Sustainable Solutions

Jack CornellMar 7, 2022

U.S. soybean farmers are making strides in sustainability every day as they grow and develop sustainable soy-based solutions to address some of today’s biggest societal…


A framework for Sustainable Farming Infographic

Jack CornellDec 3, 2017

  A diagram of the sustainable U.S. soybean farm.