Gene Takle is professor of Atmospheric Science and Agricultural Meteorology and Director of the ISU Climate Science Program. After receiving a BA degree in math and physics from Luther College, Gene came to ISU where he earned a PHD in physics and then assumed faculty appointments in the departments of Agronomy and Geological and Atmospheric Sciences. He is engaged in research on regional climate change and impacts on agriculture and serves at the co-convening lead author of the Agriculture Chapter of the National Climate Assessment. He also leads a team of scientists studying the aerodynamics of a wind farm and interactions of turbines with agricultural crops. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, a member of the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and associate editor of two international science journals. In his spare time he focuses on restoring a barn and keeping his old British sports cars running.