Innovative Answers to Complex Problems
If you’ve always wanted to be part of something big and if you like the idea of conserving our natural resources and improving our food supply, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or Agricultural Systems Technology may be the right choice for you.
As an agricultural and biosystems engineer or an agricultural system technologist, you can apply your knowledge of the biological, physical, and engineering and technical sciences to solve problems for the world’s largest industry agriculture and the food system. Whether it’s designing equipment for more efficient farming, developing methods to improve water and soil quality, implementing innovative ideas to improve the quality and safety of food, or managing complex agricultural systems, agricultural engineers and agricultural systems technologists contribute their knowledge and expertise toward safer and more productive agricultural practices.
Two Great Majors, One Great Department
The Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ABE) Department at Iowa State offers two undergraduate degree: agricultural engineering (AE) from the College of Engineering, and agricultural systems technology (AST) from the College of Agriculture. ABE faculty teach classes in both majors.