Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, College of Engineering, Iowa State University

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The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa
State University provides engineering solutions to agricultural
problems in the United States and the world. The department's original
mission was to mechanize agriculture. That mission has evolved to
encompass a global view of the entire food production system--the wise
management of natural resources in the production, processing,
storage, handling, and use of food fiber and other biological

Current research efforts include agricultural water quality and
management, engineering for economically and environmentally sound
animal production systems, grain handling and food processing,
agricultural machine design and automated controls, precision farming
systems, agricultural safety, seed conditioning and processing, and
soil tillage and management systems.

Research is being directed increasingly toward biosystems engineering
through the use of biosensors, image analysis, biological systems
modeling, and the design and control of biological systems and


[Summary provided by Iowa State University.]

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