​Bruc​e Erickson

Education Distance & Outreach Director

Department: Agronomy
Phone: 765.494.7540 
Fax: 765.496.2926
Office: Lilly 2-414C
E-mail: berickso@purdue.edu

Curriculum Vitae​


Bruce Erickson is the Agronomy Education Distance & Outreach Director at Purdue University, working to help deliver Purdue Agronomy’s expertise to audiences in Indiana and around the world using a variety learning platforms.  Erickson’s areas of capability include corn and soybean production, precision farming, instructional design, and competency-based education and assessment. Erickson is the lead instructor for Agronomy 105, Purdue’s introductory undergraduate course in crop production, Agronomy Essentials, a fully on-line non-credit course designed for agribusiness professionals, Precision Agriculture Essentials, an online course being developed, and Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy, an online course offered by the American Society of Agronomy.


Erickson grew up on an Iowa farm, completed his undergraduate work at Iowa State University in Agronomy, then began his professional career as an agronomist with DuPont Pioneer.  After completing his Master of Science degree at Iowa State University in Crop Production and Physiology and his PhD in Agronomy at Purdue, Erickson served as Senior Technical Designer at Agri Business Group in Indianapolis (now Adayana), an agricultural consulting company.  Returning to Purdue, Erickson was the Associate Director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture, where among other duties he coordinated the Top Farmer Crop Workshop and the Site Specific Management Center.  More recently he was the Agronomic Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy, where he was the primary instructor for Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy, the 4R Approach to Soil and Water Management, Precision Agriculture for Practitioners, and a number of other educational programs.  Working with subject matter experts, he was also responsible for annually developing the International CCA Exam, the India CCA Exam, the Mexico CCA Exam, and the Tri-State (IL, IN, OH) CCA exam.


Bruce J. Erickson, PhD, CPAg

Agronomy Education Distance & Outreach Director
Department of Agronomy, Purdue University
2414C Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN  47907-2054
Office (765)494-7540
Cell (765)404-6134



Fundamentals in Applied Agronomy​

Agronomy eLearning Academy​