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Research Leader Pioneer Farm, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Dennis Busch is the Research Leader at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm, an applied agricultural research facility located in the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. Dennis is responsible for directing research activities at UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm related to the Wisconsin Agricultural Stewardship Initiative, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Project, and the Global Farm Platform.

Dr. Busch’s research is focused on monitoring surface-water runoff from agricultural landscapes to determine the impact of farming practices on the environment. In addition, he is developing and testing alternative, low-cost methods for monitoring edge-of-field surface-water runoff.  A native of Cuba City, Wis., Dennis received both his B.S. degree in agriculture business and M.S. degree in ag industries from UW-Platteville and received his Ph.D. in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Previously he worked at the University of Minnesota Extension service as an Area Extension Educator. Dennis began his career with Pioneer Farm Spring 2004.

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