Dr. Steiner obtained a B.A. degree in geology from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in agronomy with a focus on agroclimatology from Kansas State University. She has worked for ARS since 1983 and is Director of the Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, OK, where she leads the Southern Plains Long Term Agroecosystem Research site. The laboratory also hosts the USDA Southern Plains Regional Climate Hub. Her personal research has spanned irrigated and rainfed cropping, forage-grazing systems, crop residue management, evapotranspiration, watershed management, and integrated systems research, addressing fundamental aspects of agroecological systems to quantify constraints to productivity and management impacts on environmental outcomes. Dr. Steiner is the 2014 President-Elect of the American Society of Agronomy and is Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.