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Douglas Prairie

Douglas Prairie



Office Building



Mailing Address

Raven Precision Ag Building 108
Ag & Biosystems Engineering-Box 2100
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Growing up on a family farm near Balaton, MN I learned the value of a hard days work and the impact agriculture makes on our society. Upon graduating from high school I completed my undergraduate degree in Agriculture Engineering at SDSU and later completed my MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boise State University in Boise, ID. I have been fortunate to enhance my degrees through a variety of industry experiences over the last 20 plus years and enjoy my role as an instructor here at SDSU.


Boise State University
MS, Mechanical Engineering

South Dakota State University
BS, Agricultural Engineering

Academic Interests/Expertise

Agriculture Power and Machinery
Fluid Power
Precision Agriculture

Academic Responsibilities

ABE 314 Ag Power and Machines
ABE 350 Fluid Power Systems
ABE 411/422 Senior Capstone Design
ABE 464 Monitoring and Controls in Agriculture
AST 412 Fluid Power Technology
AST 313 Farm Machinery Management
International Quarter Scale Club Advisor

Professional Memberships

ASABE, American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineers
SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers
ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Work Experience

Mechanical Research Manager for POET Research Group
Product Manager at Raven Industries
Engineering Manager for Multiquip
New Product Development Engineer for CaseIH



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