Norman D. 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.


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

Academic Positions

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

Research Interests

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