Agricultural systems technology involves solving challenges faced in agricultural,
food and natural systems using practical applications of available technologies and
managerial skills. Those who work in this area link engineering design with end-users,
developing and implementing solutions that will have positive impacts on agriculture
and environmental sustainability, use of equipment and products and agribusiness.
Why agricultural systems technology?
If you enjoy solving everyday problems related to providing food, feed and fiber,
and working with people to identify practical solutions to meet their business and
community needs, agricultural systems technology may be the degree for you. Flexibility
of interests in agricultural and natural systems, business management and life-long
learning in an ever-changing technological world are emphasized in the curriculum.
Agricultural systems technology graduates are prepared for a variety of careers and
industries in which technology interfaces with agricultural, food and natural systems.
Some of these potential career paths include:
Agricultural and power equipment
Food production and processing
Precision agriculture and environmental consulting
Agricultural Systems Technology is one of two undergraduate majors in the Biosystems
and Agricultural Engineering department.
As an AST student, you’ll have the opportunity to regularly interact with agriculture
and engineering students and faculty to develop a solid foundation in understanding systems and applying technological
tools and methods to enhance them.
You will take hands-on courses, engage in personal and professional development and
connect with faculty members who invest in your success. Upon graduation, you will
be prepared to engage with communities, industries and businesses as technologists,
technicians, engineers and entrepreneurs.