Fedro S. Zazueta


  • Prof.


Fedro S.

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+1 352 8461377


United States


Agricultural and Biological Eng. Dept. University of Florida, P.O. Box 117345, Gainesville, FL 32611-7345


Education 1974 B.S. in Civil Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México 1977 M.S. in Agronomy, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México 1982 Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, Colorado State University, USA Some things about me I'm currently an emeritus professor of agricultural and biological engineering. I have been with the University of Florida since 1982. I served as Associate CIO, Director of the Office of Academic Technology, Director of IFAS IT, and professor. I was charged in the past with leading IT strategic planning and governance efforts for the institution. Some career highlights are: President of the International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (IAABE), 2018-2019. Secretary General of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (CIGR), 2018-2024. President of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biological Engineering ( 2011-2012, Member of the Club of Bologna, Fellow of the International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering, and Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Produced numerous publications and software related to computer applications in education and extension, agriculture and water management. Received several awards, including UF Presidential Medallion for Outstanding Service, Lifetime Honorary President of CIGR, the Kishida International Award, the US Department of Agriculture Outstanding Service Award, Outstanding Leadership Award from ASABE, Young Engineer of the Year from the Florida Section of ASAE, Florida Davis Productivity Award from the Florida Tax Watch Foundation, and Teacher of the Year from the Tecnológico de Monterrey Student Association. Chaired or co-chaired the World Conference on Computers in Agriculture since 1982. Consulted for World Bank, USAID and other public and private institutions in Latin America, Asia and Europe.