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Digital Agriculture with ABE's Dennis Buckmaster

Hosted by Nathan Moiser, Indiana Soybean Alliance Professor and Head of Agricultural & Biological Engineering.

In this episode highlighting the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), we meet Dennis Buckmaster, a Professor in Agriculture and Biological Engineering and Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and learn more about his many projects involving digital agriculture.

Professor Buckmaster shares how he shifted from a career in forage, biomass, and livestock into digital systems work and discusses the various collaborative projects he's currently working on including IoT4Ag, the OATS Center, and WHIN, all involving some form of digital agriculture.

Dr. Dennis R. Buckmaster is a Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University. He joined the Purdue ABE faculty in 2006. He was Asst. Dean in the Purdue Agriculture Office of Academic Programs for 5 years and is now a Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture.

For 17 years prior to coming to Purdue, Dennis was a faculty member at Penn State University. He had focused on technologies affecting storage, transport, and utilization of forages and biomass. His current focus is in digital agriculture with work in the data pipeline from phenomena sensing, including communication and computation, and decision support. Open source efforts through the Open Ag Technology and Systems Center integrate with his research, education and outreach efforts.

Dr. Buckmaster co-coordinates the Agricultural Systems Management program and advises many students. He teaches ASM 10500 - Computing Technology with Applications, AGR 10800 - Ag Tech and Innovation, and ASM 42100 - Senior Seminar. He has taught several different courses over the years regarding agricultural machinery and off-road equipment design. Dr. Buckmaster is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the American Forage and Grassland Council, and the Fluid Power Society; he is a registered professional engineer and certified hydraulic specialist.

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This is one of two episodes featuring Purdue University's Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Listen to more about ABE and other engineering topics at the Purdue Engineering podcast website

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