Scott M. Bretthauer, Ph.D.

Scott Bretthauer grew up on a farm in northern Illinois before attending the University of Illinois, where he received his Ph.D. He is currently an Extension Specialist in Application Technology with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Scott is a member of the Pesticide Safety Education Program, and is responsible for providing technical assistance on pesticide application equipment, nozzle selection and usage, drift reduction technologies, and sprayer calibration.

Scott is a member of the NAAA, Illinois AAA and Colorado AAA. He is an Operation S.A.F.E. analyst and conducts the fly-ins for Illinois as well as other locations. He has attended two Operation S.A.F.E. analyst training classes and for the 2007, 2009, and 2011 classes he was a co-instructor. Scott has been involved with PAASS program development since 2004. In 2009, Scott was awarded the NAAA Allied Industry Award.

Scott has been a PAASS presenter since 2008, and is honored to help deliver the program. While he is not an agricultural pilot, Scott has a strong belief in the importance of the industry, and is committed to helping enhance the efficacy and safety of aerial application.