Joel Gruver

Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Ag, Allison Farm
Western Illinois University

Dr. Joel Gruver grew up on a small diversified organic farm in Maryland. He earned a BS in Chemistry from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, a MS in Agronomy from the University of Maryland in College Park, and a PhD in Soil Science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He joined the faculty at Western Illinois University in 2007. In addition to teaching soil science and conservation classes, Dr. Gruver is the Director of the WIU Organic Research Program and has completed 10 seasons of large-scale organic field research.