Dr. Gale Buchanan
Dr. Gale Buchanan received the B.S. and M.S.
degrees in Agronomy from the University of Florida in 1959 and 1962,
respectively, and the Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, with minors in Botany
and Agronomy, from Iowa State University in 1965.
Dr. Buchanan spent the first 21 years of his professional career with
Auburn University in the Department of Agronomy and Soils, with primary
teaching and research responsibilities in weed science. He served as
Dean and Director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station from
October 1, 1980 to September 30, 1985.
On April 14, 1986, he was appointed Associate Director of the Georgia
Agricultural Experiment Stations and Resident Director of the Coastal
Plain Experiment Station. He served as Interim Director of the Georgia
Agricultural Experiment Stations from June, 1994 to February, 1995. He
became Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences March 1, 1995 up to 2006.
Currently, he serves as the USDA-Under Secretary for Research,
Education, and Economics.