Professor Dr. Ir. Gerrit Hoogenboom is a Preeminent Scholar in the Food Systems Institute and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, USA. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the Director of the AgWeatherNet Program and Professor of Agrometeorology at Washington State University. He has over 30 years of experience in the development of crop simulation models and decision support systems. Applications range from freeze forecasting to climate variability and climate change, water resources management, biofuels, economic and environmental sustainability, and food security. He currently coordinates the development of the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT; www.DSSAT.net), one of the most popular crop modeling systems across the world. He frequently organizes and facilitates international training workshops on crop modeling and decision support systems. He has published over 430 scientific papers in refereed journals as well as numerous book chapters and proceedings (h-index 82; i10-index 434; Citations 32,226; Google Scholar). Since 2019, he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge). He received his Ph.D. from Auburn University, USA, and M.Sc. in Theoretical Production Ecology and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Horticulture from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.