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Johnie Norton Jenkins Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Jenkins has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the agronomy field

    STARKVILLE, MS, August 03, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Johnie Norton Jenkins with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Jenkins celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After growing up on a small farm in Arkansas, Dr. Jenkins naturally wanted to study agronomy in college. He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science in agronomy from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Science in genetics from Purdue University and Doctor of Philosophy in genetics from Purdue University. He began his career as a research associate in agronomy at the University of Illinois. One year later he was employed as a research geneticist for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Mississippi State, Misissippi where he is in his 60th year of employment. Dr. Jenkins currently serves as the director of the Crop Science Research Laboratory for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture located at Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Dr. Jenkins is additionally active as an adjunct professor of crop science and member of the graduate faculty at Mississippi State University. As a dedicated professional, he has completed research on host plant resistance to cotton insects and nematodes. Dr. Jenkins has also conducted investigations of basic causes of insect and nematode resistance in cotton plants and the development of factors which will confer resistance.

Dr. Jenkins is incredibly proud of his work mentoring more than 70 graduate students, many of whom have made significant discoveries in the field. For his achievements throughout his career, he was presented with the Cotton Geneticist Award, the Verdant Crop Genetics Award of the Year, the Mobay Cotton Research Recognition Award, the Agricultural Research Service Outstanding Scientist Award, and the USDA Superior Service Award. He was inducted into the ARS Science Hall of Fame and the Cotton Incorporated Hall of Fame. He received both the Meritorious Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award and the Distinguished Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Plant Breeders. Dr. Jenkins is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.

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