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SDO: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASABE

Primary Contact

Scott Cedarquist
Director of Standards and Technical
2950 Niles Road
St. Joseph, Michigan, 49085
Phone: (269) 428-6331
Fax: (269) 429-3852
Email: cedarq@asabe.org
Website: http://www.asabe.org/

Organizational Overview

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 9,000 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.

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

For nearly 100 years, ASABE has served as the primary U.S. developer of standards, engineering practices and data (collectively referred to as standards) for engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.

The scope of these documents encompasses, but is not limited to, the following subject areas:

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Biological and biological systems engineering
  • Natural resources management
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Agricultural structures and environment
  • Livestock production
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Food and bioprocess engineering
  • Information and electrical technologies
  • Forest engineering
  • Energy production and distribution for agricultural
  • Renewable fuels and biomass
  • Aquacultural engineering
  • Nursery and greenhouse operations
  • Agricultural safety and rural health
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