Agricultural engineering' is the engineering discipline that applies
engineering scienceand technology to agriculturalproduction and processing, living systems, and to the management of natural resources.
Agricultural engineering' is the engineering discipline that applies engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing, living systems, and to the management of natural resources. The first curriculum in Agricultural Engineering was established at
Iowa State Universityby J. B. Davidson in 1905. The American Society of Agricultural Engineers, now known as the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, was founded in 1907.
designagricultural machinery, equipment, and agricultural structures. Agricultural Engineers may perform tasks as planning, supervising and managing the building of dairy effluent schemes, irrigation, drainage, floodand water control systems, perform environmental impact assessments and interpret research results and implement relevant practices.
Some specialties include power systems and machinery design; structures and
environmental science; and food and bioprocessengineering. They develop ways to conserve soiland waterand to improve the processingof agricultural, food, and biorenewable products.
A large percentage of agricultural engineers work in academia or for government agencies such as the
United States Department of Agricultureor state agricultural extensionservices. Many are employed by manufacturers of agricultural machinery and equipment. Agricultural engineers work in production, sales, management, researchand development, or applied science.
Food and Bioprocess Technology
Contemporary Food Engineering
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers(ASABE)
* Field, H. L., Solie, J. B., & Roth, L. O. (2007). "Introduction to agricultural engineering technology a problem solving approach". New York: Springer. ISBN 0387369139.
* Stewart, R. E. 1997. "Seven decades that changed America". St. Joseph, Mich.: ASAE. ISBN 09161501718.
* DeForest, S. S. 2007. "The vision that cut drugery from farming forever". St. Joseph, Mich.: ASAE. ISBN 1892769611.
* [http://www.asabe.org American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Official Site]
* [http://www.asabe.org/membership/students/intlacademic.html International Academic Programs in Agricultural, Food,or Biological Engineering]
* [http://www.cigr.org/ International Commission of Agricultural Engineering Official Site]
* [http://www.egr.msu.edu/age Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering-Michigan State University]
* [http://www.abe.iastate.edu/ Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department-Iowa State University]
* [http://www.caefs.zju.edu.cn/en/index.asp/ School of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science -Zhejiang University, China]
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