Scott Gerlt

Chief Economist


Scott Gerlt is the chief economist for the American Soybean Association, where he leads market and policy analysis to guide strategic decisions. He frequently presents and writes about issues affecting the soybean industry. Before joining ASA in 2020, Scott was program leader for U.S. crop policy and analysis at the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri. While he was there, the FAPRI team received professional awards for policy research and outreach. Scott’s position at FAPRI led to his involvement in multiple farm bill evaluations for Congress, among other unique opportunities. He holds a PhD in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Missouri and continues to engage in the research community.