Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State University offers undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Systems Management and Biological Engineering, and graduate degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

ABE News

Second annual Ag Safety Expo at Penn State set for Feb. 22
February 7, 2019
The leading causes of deaths in this industry, such as machinery- and animal-related accidents, are largely preventable with proper instruction, noted Michael Pate, Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Manure injection offers hope, challenge for restoring Chesapeake water quality
February 6, 2019
In a four-year study, shallow-disk injection of manure was found to result in less phosphorus loss in runoff from farm fields compared to broadcasting or spreading manure. The research findings have implications for Chesapeake Bay water quality.
Ag Safety Team Prepares for Large Animal Training (LART)
January 25, 2019
Since 2002 the Ag Rescue program has provided emergency response training. The PSU Ag Safety team is gearing up for its annual Large Animal training which focuses on educating first responder agencies and organizations. The training includes classroom instruction and detailed hands-on exercises that allows participants to practice their new knowledge and skills. Extensive hands-on exercises involving live animals is part of this training.
Grant will support grain bin safety research at Penn State
December 10, 2018
A grant awarded to Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will support research on preventing grain bin entrapment
Paul Heinemann receives Leadership Award from ASABE
November 28, 2018
2018 Recipient of the James R. and Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award