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.
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. Details about the scope and achievements of the profession can be found in Career Resources and also on the Historic Landmarks page.
ASABE is led by a 14-member Board of Trustees, who ensure ASABE fulfills its missions of facilitating the exchange of technical information and promoting the science and art of engineering in agricultural, food, and biological systems. Activities of the Society are carried out by its four councils: Membership, Meetings, Publications, Standards with input from the following Divisions and Institutes, which represent ASABE's technical specialty areas:
- Biological Engineering
- Food and Process Engineering
- Information and Electrical Technologies
- Power and Machinery
- Soil and Water
- Structures and Environment
- Ergonomics, Safety and Health
- Forest Engineering
- Aquacultural Engineering