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 living soils and regenerative agriculture. Buz is passionate about doing research on working farmland and collaborating directly with farmers on soil health research and projects. He works to show farmers how they can leverage cover crops to improve per acre income, mainly through savings in fertilizer and paying attention to biology.
Buz’s work has also moved him into the dual roles of research in and telling the story of regenerative farming. Buz’s guiding philosophy is that the farm is his target audience first and foremost.
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 master’s and doctoral from the University of South Carolina.