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2024 ASABE North Central Regional Section Meeting

Join us on April 11 and 12 for the 2024 ASABE North Central Regional Section Meeting, hosted by the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at South Dakota State University.

This event promises to be an engaging and informative gathering for agricultural and biosystems engineering professionals.

Event Highlights

  • Technical Presentations: Explore the latest research and advancements in agricultural and biosystems engineering through technical presentations by industry experts and academic scholars.
  • Industry Updates: Stay informed about the latest trends, innovations and developments shaping the agricultural engineering landscape with insightful industry updates.
  • Greetings and Meetings: Connect with fellow professionals, colleagues and leaders in the field during networking sessions and meetings designed to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange.
  • Social Networking: Enjoy opportunities for casual networking and socializing with peers and industry professionals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
  • Tours: Take advantage of guided tours to explore cutting-edge facilities, research laboratories and agricultural engineering projects at South Dakota State University.

Keynote Speaker

ASABE President Dr. Dana Porter will serve as the keynote speaker during dinner on April 11, 2024.

Dr. Porter's address promises to provide valuable insights and perspectives on the future of agricultural and biosystems engineering.



Dana Osborn Porter is the president of the American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Porter is professor and associate head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University. In addition, she is the extension program leader for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Her integrated applied research and extension program in agricultural water management and irrigation emphasizes technologies and management for water-limited (quantity and quality) conditions. As extension program leader and associate department head, she advises and advocates for extension engineering professionals and programs.


All activities are taking place at the Raven Precision Agriculture Center

Thursday, April 11, 2024
3-4 p.m.Facility TourSouth Dakota Soybean Processors LLC, 100 Caspian Ave, Volga, SD 57071
3-4 p.m.Facility TourDakota Bioproducts Innovation Institute, 2301 Research Park Way, Brookings, SD 57006
12:30-4:30 p.m.Facility TourEASYFIX USA, Tea, SD
2-4 p.m.Facility TourSD Mesonet and Green Infrastructure
4-5:30 p.m.Check-inHotel
5:30–6 p.m.Register for the event and social networkingRaven Atrium
6–6:05 p.m.Welcome RemarksRaven Atrium
6:05-7 p.m.DinnerRaven Atrium
7–7:25 p.m.Words from 
ASABE President 
Dr. Dana Porter
Raven Atrium
7:25–7:45 p.m.Open Discussion and Q/ARaven Atrium
7:45-7:50 p.m.Closing RemarksRaven Atrium
Friday, April 12, 2024
7:30 a.m.–noonRegistrationRaven Precision Agriculture Center
7:30–8 a.m.Meet and GreetRaven Precision Agriculture Center
8-10 a.m.

Parallel Oral Sessions:

  • NRES
  • ITSC
  • PAFS
  • NRES = Room SRPA #176
  • ITSC = Room SRPA #234
  • PAFS = Room SRPA #290
10-10:30 a.m.BreakSRPA 176 Foyer Area
10:30-10:45 a.m.SDSU Quarter Scale PresentationSRPA 176
10:45-11 a.m.SDSU JATECSRPA 176
11-11:15 a.m.SDSU ABE GSASRPA 176
11:15-11:30 a.m.ASABE YPC PresentationSRPA 176
11:30 a.m.-noonPanel Discussion – Heads (NCR Business Meeting - Future)SRPA 176
noon-1 p.m.LunchSRPA 176 Foyer Area
1–2 p.m.Poster SessionRaven Atrium
2-3 p.m.

Industry Updates

  • Use of Star link in Ag-JD
  • New Sensors
  • Precision Livestock Farming
SRPA 176 and refreshments will be available in the Foyer Area 
(Virtual Link)
3–3:20 p.m.Student AwardsSRPA 176
3:20-3:30 p.m.Closing RemarksSRPA 176
3:30 p.m. Adjourn 

Raven Precision Agriculture Center

The interactive map allows users to plot directions between buildings and show locations of highlighted features and services across the SDSU campus. Click on the image below to direct you to the SDSU interactive map.

Map snapshot of Raven Precision Agriculture Center

Raven Precision Agriculture Center Parking Information

Please stay tuned for an email from Jaya Sayal to receive your electronic parking pass on April 12, 2024. You will need to print the pass and put it in your vehicle. You will park in the Northwest Corner opposite Raven Precision Ag Center on Medary Avenue Standard Commuter Parking lot. Refer to this parking map.

Other details will be on your parking pass. The SDSU interactive map also shows available parking lots.

Participating Societies/Universities

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Logo
South Dakota State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Logo
North Dakota State University Agricultural and Bioystems Engineering logo
University of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Logo

Registration Information

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to connect, learn and grow within the agricultural engineering community. Registration details and additional information will be available soon.

Registration Form