David Ertl, Technology Commercialization Manager, manages research programs related to profitable corn production technologies such as the Genomes To Fields Initiative. David is a native of Connecticut and received his Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Connecticut. He then attended Iowa State University where he obtained a Masters and PhD degree in Plant Breeding. Prior to coming to Iowa Corn, David worked in corn breeding at Pioneer. He has 15 U.S. patents and is author of more than 20 scientific journal articles. David’s other passion is cycling. He’s been riding and racing bicycles for most of his life.