Agronomy e-Learning Director, Purdue University
Erickson is the Agronomy e-Learning Director at Purdue University, and ag education lead for the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN). Erickson leads the CropLife/Purdue Precision Dealer Survey, and is Associate Editor of the journal Natural Sciences Education. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at Iowa State and a PhD from Purdue. He started his career with Pioneer Hi-Bred (now Corteva) in Iowa, served as Senior Technical Designer at Agri Business Group in Indianapolis, organized Purdue’s Top Farmer Crop Workshop, then was the Education Manager for the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). Erickson received the 2018 Educator/Researcher Award of Excellence from the PrecisionAg Alliance.
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 has about 2800 undergraduate students in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Science, Forestry, and Horticulture & Landscape Architecture.