Bob von Bernuth

Bob von Bernuth

Education Director
Irrigation Association
Falls Church, United StatesGlobal citizen
Bio: Von Bernuth holds a doctorate in engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration. He began his industry career at Rain Bird Corporation, serving in both sales and marketing positions. In 1980, he established his consultancy, von Bernuth Consulting, to connect to irrigation industry partners via marketing and product development. He has also authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, more than 60 papers and publications and contributed to the development of industry software. For the last 20 years, he has served Michigan State University in a variety of roles, including professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering; director of the construction management program; founding director of the School of Planning, Design and Construction; and most recently as the assistant dean for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources where he led the implementation of college programs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During his career, von Bernuth has also served as endowed chair in agricultural systems for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, professor at the University of Tennessee and instructor at the University of Nebraska. He is the recipient of several teaching awards from various institutions. Von Bernuth holds a patent for a wear-proof spray nozzle device and is a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. A lifetime technical member of IA, he was named IA’s Person of the Year in 1994 and has served on the Irrigation Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2006.

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