At the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, our undergraduate students learn how to solve real-world issues through hands-on learning in three degree programs, including the first-in-the-nation Precision Agriculture major. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success, both academic and professional, regardless of which program you choose. Click on the majors below to learn more!
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers build not only to advance, but also to sustain. Develop and design equipment, processes, and methods to grow our food supplies and protect our environment.
A blend of business, management, and technology, the Agricultural Systems Technology program provides you with the knowledge and skills to be successful farmers, ranchers, or agricultural professionals.
Meet a Precision Agriculture Student!
Precision Agriculture student Taylor Beckstead of Weston, ID, made an impression on his employer, Valley Implement. While doing the grunt work for the company, Beckstead demonstrated a strong work ethic he learned from his father and grandfather: “Work as hard as you can. Whatever they give you, do it.”
Recognizing the long-term positive impact Taylor could have on the company, Valley Implement decided to invest in his future and SDSU’s first-in-the-nation Precision Agriculture bachelor’s degree gained a bright new student.
When asked about his interests, Taylor is quick to share his passion for getting hands-on and solving problems. He was hired to assist with fabrication, welding, and other duties in the Agricultural Engineering shop, and the job has proven to be an excellent fit while he pursues his degree.
Taylor hopes to become an agricultural mechanic and lead his own team after graduating from SDSU. He said that owning his own store is also appealing. Precision Agriculture required courses such as microeconomics and crop production among numerous others will all help prepare him to achieve his goals.