Mission: The Agricultural Engineering Department enhances the production and profitability of agricultural and biological products and the conservation and management of natural resources through teaching, research, and outreach. Vision: The Agricultural Engineering Department will be recognized nationally and internationally as a program of excellence in the application of engineering and biology to agricultural production and processing, natural resources management, and rural development. Values: Excellence – We seek excellence in all our endeavors, and we are committed to continuous improvement. Service – We believe that serving others is a noble and worthy endeavor. Relevance – We are committed to meaningful endeavors that make a difference in people’s lives. Professionalism – We are dedicated to the practice of our profession for the advancement and betterment of human welfare. Integrity – We are committed to the principles of truth and honesty, and we will be equitable, ethical, and professional. Stewardship of Resources – We are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of resources. We accept the responsibility of the public's trust and are accountable for our actions. Teamwork – We appreciate the contributions of colleagues and the synergy that results from working together across disciplines, colleges, and institutions. Diversity – We respect others and value diversity of opinion, freedom of expression, and other ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Intellectual Freedom – We believe in ethical and scholarly questioning in an environment that respects the rights of all too freely pursue knowledge. Objectives: 1: Provide an undergraduate engineering program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, well subscribed, and characterized by an appropriate balance of theory and application. 2: Provide a graduate engineering program that is academically sound and highly synergistic with the department's research program. 3: Foster student development through career preparation, enrichment and leadership opportunities, and financial support. 4: Provide high-quality courses to meet the needs of students in degree programs external to Bios stems and Agricultural Engineering. 5: Provide continuing education and life-long learning opportunities for the engineering community 6: Assist small manufacturers by providing strategic engineering assistance to optimize existing operations and develop and introduce new products. 7: Provide education and training to address environmental and natural resource management issues for agricultural producers and business operators.