Tom Stilwell was born in Ohio but has spent most of his professional career as an agronomist in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Countries where he has lived include Mexico, Germany, India, Ecuador, Bolivia, Tunisia, and Cameroon. In addition to on-farm experiments, he has experience in project administration, computer applications and agricultural extension under USAID, CIMMYT, IITA, ICARDA, and CIDA. Since 2001 he has been teaching various agriculture courses at Wilmington College of Ohio and conducting student study trips to South America and the Caribbean. Active languages include English, Spanish, and French.