Bruce Erickson is the lead instructor for Purdue’s introductory agronomy course, and online courses Agronomy Essentials, Precision Agriculture, and Nutrient Management. His research centers on precision farming economics and adoption, where he is the lead author for the CropLife/Purdue Precision Dealer Survey. Erickson started his career as an agronomist with DuPont Pioneer in Iowa, served as Senior Technical Designer at Agri Business Group in Indianapolis, then was the Agronomic Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy. At ASA he taught several online courses, and was responsible for the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam.
Purdue University is Indiana’s land grant institution with research, teaching, and Extension at its core. Its engineering, aviation, and agricultural programs are highly ranked and recognized worldwide. The West Lafayette campus is home to about 30,000 undergraduate students, 10,000 graduate students, and 3,000 faculty and staff. The College of Agriculture is ranked ninth in the world by QS World University Rankings, and has about 2700 undergraduate students in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Science, Forestry, and Horticulture & Landscape Architecture.