Dennis R. Buckmaster is a Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue in 2006, he was a faculty member at Penn State University for 17 years focused on technologies affecting storage, transport, and utilization of forages and biomass. His current focus is in digital agriculture with work in the data pipeline from phenomena sensing, including communication and computation, and decision support. He has taught several different courses over the years regarding agricultural machinery and off-road equipment design. Dr. Buckmaster is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the American Forage and Grassland Council, and the Fluid Power Society. He is a registered professional engineer and certified hydraulic specialist as well. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University.