UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and over $60 million annual research expenditures.
South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people- centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.
The ABED includes approximately 30 faculty and staff members, over 20 graduate students, and over 220 undergraduate students, of which approximately a third are in the Precision Agriculture major delivered jointly by the ABED and the Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Sciences Department. The other undergraduate majors are Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Agricultural S...ystems Technology. Graduate Programs include an M.S. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Ph.D. offerings in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Biological Sciences – Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering emphasis. Research and Extension outreach is focused on precision agriculture, bioprocessing, food and biorenewable processing, rural and urban livestock production systems, land and water, climate, and 4-H STEM. The department houses the Mesonet at SDState, South Dakota's live weather network, which provides accurate weather updates every five minutes to increase agricultural efficiency, and the Water Resources Institute, which provides leadership on evolving water concerns and problems faced by South Dakota citizens. More department information is available at https://www.sdstate.edu/agricultural-and-biosystems-engineering.