Katherine Drake Stowe

US Soybean Research Collaborative Director


Katherine Drake Stowe serves as the Director of the US Soybean Research Collaborative, a new multi-state soybean program dedicated to more effective coordination and collaboration among soybean checkoff research programs. In this role she works to build bridges between partners across the value chain and create collaborative public and private partnerships that go beyond traditional production research.

Katherine grew up on a small family farm in Eastern NC where a love and appreciation for agriculture were instilled in her from an early age. She attended NC State University where she received a B.S. in Polymer and Color Chemistry and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Crop Science. Prior to joining the US Soybean Research Collaborative, she served as research director of the NC Soybean Producers Association. She has a passion for serving farmers and contributing to the success of the agriculture industry.

Katherine resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Sadler, and two little boys.