Clarke McGrath currently serves as the On-Farm Research and Extension Coordinator.
Prior to joining Iowa State University, McGrath spent nearly a decade as a retail agronomist and manager in the GROWMARK system, earning three M.A.R.C. of Excellence Awards, five Annual Sales Program Awards, six Iowa Top Gun Awards, and three Regional Top Gun Awards.
McGrath is a Certified Crop Adviser (Iowa and National) and a retired/honorary firefighter of the Harlan Fire Department where he was a Heartland Heroes nominee and was awarded the American Red Cross Certificate for Extraordinary Personal Action, the organization's top award for saving a life. He also serves as a peer advisor/mentor for fellow accident survivors recovering from traumatic injuries. He was raised on farms in Union County, Iowa and Dixon County, Nebraska.