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What is agricultural systems technology?

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.

Career paths

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:


Hands-on Learning

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.


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Award-winning student organizations

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is home to multiple student organizations, including Cowboy Motorsports and Cowboy Waterworks.



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