Dennis Bowman

Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture Field Crops III

Dennis Bowman translates University research information and resources into relevant answers for the agricultural community. He is a Certified Professional Agronomist and a licensed commercial unmanned aerial system pilot. He specializes in educating producers on the application of new technologies for crop production. His educational efforts and advice allow clientele to make profitable and sustainable decisions.


  • M.S. Agronomy, University of Illinois, 1992
  • B.S. Agricultural Science, Western Illinois University, 1981

Academic Positions

  • Associate Extension Adviser Agriculture, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service Macoupin County, 1981-1985
  • Extension Adviser Agriculture, University of Illinois Extension Dewitt County, 1985-1992
  • Crop Systems Educator, University of Illinois Extension, Decatur and Champaign Extension Centers, 1992 – 2012
  • Extension Educator Commercial Agriculture-Field Crops, University of Illinois Extension, Crop Science Research and Education Center, 2012 - Present
  • Interim Assistant Dean for Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Illinois Extension, 2019-

Research Interests

  • Evaluation of remote sensing imagery for field crop production
  • Application of UAV, GPS and GIS technology for field crop production
  • Optimal nitrogen management for corn production and environmental protection