Gale Arlon Buchanan, American former federal agency administrator, former dean.
Buchanan, Gale Arlon was born in 1937 in Madison County, Florida, United States.
Bachelor of Science, University Florida, 1959. Master of Science, University Florida, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1965.
Professor department agronomy and soils Auburn University, dean, director agricultural experiment station, 1980—1985. Associate director Georgia agricultural experiment stations University Georgia, 1986—1994, resident director coastal plain experiment station, 1986—1994, interim director Georgia agricultural experiment stations, 1994—1995, dean, director College Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 1995—2006. Under secretary for research education & economics United States Department of Agriculture, 2006—2009.