About Us

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The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises members in more than 100 countries.

Agricultural, food, and biological engineers develop efficient and environmentally sensitive methods of producing food, fiber, timber, and renewable energy sources for an ever-increasing world population. The image above provides a profile of ASABE's membership and their contributions to society.

ASABE membership is open to all—engineers as well as non-engineers—who are interested in engineering and technology for agricultural, food, and biological systems. 

Learn more about the scope and history of the profession.

ASABE Mission
Promote engineering in food, water, energy, fiber, and environment

ASABE Vision
To be among the global leaders providing engineering and technology solutions ensuring a healthy environment and a sustainable world with ample food, water, fiber, and energy


Goals of the Society

  1. Raise the prominence of the agricultural and biological engineering profession globally.
  2. Advance ASABE as the leading source of expertise in agricultural, food, and biological systems engineering.
  3. Position ASABE as the preferred engineering society for technical professionals in agricultural, food, and biological systems.
  4. Lead development and maintenance of relevant technical standards.
  5. Cultivate a diverse, thriving, and engaged membership.

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