Prominent agricultural engineering expert passes away

Dr. Graeme Quick, a retired professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State and an accomplished expert in the field of farm machinery, passed away this past May at his home in Queensland, Australia.

Quick was born in Australia, but did work in around 30 countries before returning to his home country after retirement. His work experiences included time at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, the International Rice Research Institute, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He has produced 14 farm machinery books, over 150 peer-reviewed articles and has been awarded 15 design patents. He leaves behind a legacy of enthusiasm, intelligence, and character.

Quick was 79 when he died and is survived by his wife, Marlene, his sons Peter, Timothy and Steve, two grandsons and a great granddaughter as well as his brother Don and sister Maxine.

For more information about Dr. Quick’s life and achievements, view an obituary from the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia or a news story from The Land .