Mr. Hake is the vice president of Agricultural & Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Mr. Hake is responsible for the cotton production research program, and leads a team of eight scientists who develop and support innovative problem-solving research to increase the profitability and sustainability of cotton farming in the U.S.
He began his career at Cotton Incorporated in 2007. Previously, he was the vice president of Technology Development at Delta and Pine Land Company. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics and a Master of Science degree in agronomy from the University of California at Davis, and a Ph.D. in plant biology from the University of California at Riverside.