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.
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.
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.
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.