The Bee Sweet Citrus packing line is the first on a college campus and teaches students
how to manage modern automated produce handling systems.
Dr. Balaji Seth oversees the ag systems management option that integrates GPS, remote
sensing, robotics & info system technology.
The robotics club is the department's newest student organization and competes in
national ATMAE, ASABE & agBOT competitions.
Faculty member Don Austin has extensive experience educating students about all types
of precision manufacturing equipment.
Student enrollment has doubled in the past 10 years with the department's emphasis
on automation, computers, mechanical systems, and management careers.
Dr. Nitagour Mahalik offers students expertise in distributed control systems, processing
and packaging, electronics, and signal processing.
Students present their research and network with regional industry members at the
annual ASABE / World Ag Expo conference.