Mark Clough

Research Scholar and Extension Associate, Potato Breeding and Genetics Program

Mark CloughMark is a research scholar and extension associate in the potato breeding and genetics program located at the Tidewater Research Station / Vernon G. James Center in Plymouth NC (about 2 hours east of Raleigh). His responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the program. Often this means directing greenhouse and field studies in coordination with NCDA&CS staff at the research station. He is also responsible for delivery of reports/data on potato research to the NC potato growing community. He joined the team in December of 1998. Prior to that, he received his undergraduate (Biology, ‘96) and master’s (Biology, ‘98) degrees from East Carolina University. He also spent many spring breaks in college riding the back of his uncle’s potato planter and many summers working on a potato grading line. When he’s not working for NC State, he’s often with his family working on their farm, providing adult leadership for Cub and Boy Scouts in Tyrrell county, or spending time with his church family.