After earning a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Florida in 1980, Dr. Ingram held research positions with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters? Association, the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, and the University of Georgia. Since 2004, he has been the Coordinator of the Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC), which has about 70 participating research and extension professionals from eight universities in the SE USA. Dr. Ingram is responsible for developing and guiding SECC research and outreach programs on the application of climate forecasts and other climate information to minimize risks associated with climate variability and climate change for agricultural, natural resource management, and sustainable communities. He has conducted a broad range of research on environmental agronomy and physiology of rainfed farming systems and continues to maintain a research and outreach program to develop indices that can be used to guide drought management decisions for agriculture and municipal water managers.