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Bruce Ackley

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Bruce Ackley

Extension Program Specialist, Weed Science, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science


(614) 292-1393

2021 Coffey Rd.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Weed Identification Expert
  • Photographer "Specialized in Time Lapse"
  • Educational Tech Developer "iBooks, 3D Models, etc"


  • M.S., Weed Science, College of Food, Agricultural,and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • B.S., College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2005

Bruce Ackley was born and raised in Ohio on a family farm where at a young age he learned the joy of weed control by hand weeding shattercane from soybean fields for his father. Bruce received his B.S. in crop science and M.S. of weed science from The Ohio State University. While working on his M.S. Bruce was presented with the opportunity to work with the weed science program as a research assistant that ultimately led to his current position as an Extension Program Specialist in Weed Science which he has held since 2008. Currently his position allows for opportunities in teaching, research, and extension. Bruce has had the tremendous pleasure of teaching hundreds of students while at O.S.U. already in his career he has won numerous teaching awards for his dedication to being an excellent educator. 

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