KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — University of Tennessee extension has announced that Michael
Buschermohle, a professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and
Soil Science, has accepted the position of interim assistant dean of UT extension,
He will lead extension’s programs in agricultural, natural resources and community
economic development (ANR/CED). In announcing the appointment, Robert
Burns, dean of UT extension, praised Buschermohle as a highly effective extension
educator whose 27-year career with UT has included implementing both agriculture
and 4-H youth programming.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Buschermohle earned a B.S. degree in agricultural engineering
from the University of Kentucky and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural
engineering from Clemson University. He began his career with UT extension
in 1990 as an electrical power and processing specialist, delivering educational
programs in the areas of farmstead electrical systems, alternative energy systems,
fencing systems and environmental control in livestock and greenhouse facilities.
In 2004, Buschermohle assumed his current position as precision agriculture specialist.
Over the last 13 years, he has worked with extension agents, producers and
agribusinesses in developing and disseminating educational programs that promote
the adoption of precision agriculture technologies that enable row crop producers to
increase production, reduce input costs and manage farmland more efficiently.
“I am truly excited and honored to help lead extension in Tennessee. We have strong,
comprehensive programming and an excellent network of agents and specialists across
the state, and I look forward to working with each of them,” Buschermohle said.
He will serve as interim assistant dean until UT completes a national search for a permanent member of its leadership team. The search is expected to begin later this year.