Buz started his professional life as a chemical engineer and spent 12 years in the mining/mineral processing industry in Namibia, Africa. In 1999, he joined the University of South Carolina and has been involved in various projects related to agriculture and environmental quality.
Buz is passionate about doing research on working farmland and collaborating directly with farmers on soil health research and projects and how farmers can leverage cover crop to improve per acre income, mainly through savings in fertilizer through paying attention to biology. Buz’s passion for soils has also moved him into the roles of storytelling through video. His documentary “Under Cover Farmers” and his recent series on the “Science of Soil Health” are available on line, are examples of his work.
Buz is a research associate professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and an MBA and PhD from the University of South Carolina.