Arkansas Native Inducted into Cotton Research Hall of Fame for 2019
The Cotton Research Hall of Fame inducted another Arkansas native in its 2019 class with the addition of Dr. Johnie Jenkins, a plant geneticist. Jenkins, who grew up on a family farm in Phillips County, dedicated over 50 years to the research of cotton breeding, and played an integral role in the development of Bt cotton. In 2007, Dr. Jenkins was inducted into the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Science Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was named outstanding alumni by the University of Arkansas’s Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department where he graduated with a B.S. degree in 1956.