Jun 8, 2010

De Man


He is like Obama. He walks on water. He's Super Dad to the Super Triplets. He is named one of this year's National Geographic Emerging Explorers. He's all mine ladies.

25 comments:

Karen said...

Very cool!

M and M said...

HOT!

FrogMom said...

So cool! It's like being married to a useful rock star. You must be so darn proud. I am going to send this link to everyone I know and brag about how I get to be cyber-friends with his equally cool wife.

Mindy and Baldwin said...

Wow. That is awesome. I look forward to eating some perennial wheat! :)

Kim said...

Cindy, that's so awesome! I'm more determined than ever to meet your famous family when you come to D.C.!

-Kim from the ET adoptive family forum

D said...

He cooks, he's funny and now he's a famous (and exciting) farmer science geek?!!! I'm in awe...perennially!

I think I'm going to go make a Fan of Jerry the Exciting AgroEc page on Facebook. :)

konjochild said...

Fabulous! Congrats to Jerry!

Josh, Amy, Olivia, Josiah, Girum, Tarikwa, and Taye said...

YES! This is the photo I saw! I'm glad you added it as a post. I'm a big fan....of the man and his project. As I weeded around my volunteer tomatoes today, I kept thinking, "I can't wait until Jerry invents my perennial garden!"

Way to go!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Very impressive.

Melissa said...

Perennial crops? That's brilliant. How has nobody else done this already? It makes huge sense in terms of food production in developing countries and for the protection of soils and water systems. Huh. I'm really impressed. Living here in the booming agricultural center of Provost, Alberta, I can see how this sort of thing could be a source of huge change. Congratulaions to Jerry, and to you for finding such a catch ;)

Kristin said...

Awesome!

Cindy said...

That is amazing! I LOVE the picture too! Congrats Jerry!

Cindy said...

Can I just add that I work at the same instiute too and that I also work on the perennial project as science geek? Please? For real, I'm cool too. I just don't walk on water as well. Har har. :)

riversnake said...

How cool is that? Green and eco-friendly is really the new "rock star." Plus I want to give you both huge hugs because this is a cause I feel passionate about as well. I'm even LESS cool than both of ya'll, though, because the closest I come to working on that type of stuff is the design of irrigation systems... BO-RING :)

~Jill

Melissa said...

I read the article on Jerry to my grade sevens this afternoon, and they thought Jerry's work was very cool. With future farmers in the crowd, and parents who farm, I'm sure this will be a topic of discussion this evening in homes around here.

rebekah said...

He's explaining the difference in roots between the annual and the perennial, isn't he?

You are so damn lucky.

Paula said...

You're both cool. Congratulations!

Kathy E. said...

I smile so big when I think of you all. And now J is becoming this world-renown scientist...who would have thought you'd create such greatness in the world that sees so little, way back in 1998-2001ish. Well, getting published in NATURE before even finishing grad school was a clue, eh? Amazing. And as usual, we miss you guys tons and hope all is well.
Much love, The Early's

ethiograndma said...

Jerry owes it all to his mom and Cindy to hers, ha ha.

jayme said...

Totally happened upon his picture in National Geographic the other day and was super excited for you both! Cheers to good men (and women) doing great work!

Christine said...

How inspiring! He must love his job. As I was reading the article I couldn't wait to find out what the perennial crop was going to be. Rice and wheat, it's amazing.

The Stephensons said...

Impressive!

Mama Papaya said...

Pretty stinking cool!

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

Holy Moly thats cool. Great picture, too!

Tarah said...

So awesome!Huge accomplishments. :)