Meet Our Newest Field Agronomists!

July 14, 2021 2:40 PM
Blog Post

We’ve had two new members join the ISU Crops Team as field agronomists!

Clarabell Knapp, field agronomist for region 11 in south central and south eastern Iowa, began June 7; and Gentry Sorenson, field agronomist for region two in northwest Iowa, began July 6.

Clarabell is a native to SC Iowa. She grew up on her family’s farm south of Bloomfield, where she and her sisters raised club lambs, and was involved with her family’s row crop and cow-calf operation. Clarabell earned her bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Iowa State in 2020 and spent the past couple years working for Helena Agri-Enterprises as a sales representative. Clarabell Knapp can be reached at 641-664-2730 or

Gentry Sorenson grew up in Hancock County on his family’s corn and soybean farm near Crystal Lake. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural studies at Iowa State in 1997, with a minor in agronomy, and in 2018 Gentry earned a master’s degree in professional agriculture from Iowa State. He spent 10 years with DuPont Pioneer (Corteva Agriscience) as a crop research associate and most recently was an agronomist for Landus Cooperative. Gentry Sorenson is available at 641-430-6715 or