Dr. Dan Quinn is an Assistant Professor and Extension Corn Specialist in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University. He was recently hired at Purdue following the completion of his Ph.D. in the spring of 2021. Dr. Quinn is originally from a small town in central Michigan and earned his B.S. and M.S. in Crop and Soil Science at Michigan State University. While in Michigan, Dr. Quinn worked in corn, soybean, wheat, sugarbeet, and potato soil fertility, agronomic management, and extension. Following the completion of his M.S., he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in Plant and Soil Science and worked on soil fertility and agronomic management of corn following a rye cover crop. His new interdisciplinary research and extension program (https://thekernel.info) will work to improve the overall production, profitability, and environmental performance of Midwest corn systems by examining yield physiology, agronomic management intensities, precision technologies, nutrient management, and cover crop use using large-scale field research trials.