Brian Buhr, Dean

Brian Buhr headshot

Director, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station
Professor, Department of Applied Economics

Brian Buhr is dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) and director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES). He is also a professor of applied economics. Buhr served as interim dean and director from August 2013 until June 2014. Prior to his interim dean appointment, Dean Buhr led the Division of Applied Economics and Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota. He held the E. Fred Koller Chair in Agribusiness and Information Systems from 2004 – 2010. Dean Buhr has received the Outstanding Policy Contribution Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association, the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award as well as the CFANS Distinguished Faculty award. He earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics and his B.S. in animal science and agricultural business, both from Iowa State.