Welcome to the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University is here to serve our students and our profession by providing quality educational programs that prepare graduates for 21st century living and career opportunities.  Our department strives to generate new knowledge in engineering and allied technologies for production agriculture, the food system, and related environmental resources.

Our mission is to discover and extend knowledge and technology (via teaching, research and extension programs) that serve to advance the productivity of agriculture, the processing and utilization of biological materials, and the sustainability, use and management of environmental resources.

The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department actively conducts research that extends the knowledge base for enhancing agricultural efficiency, profitability and sustainability as well as maintaining quality and adding value to biological materials.  Our Extension faculty provide outreach education focused on identified issues and needs including agri-production systems, environmental resources management and agricultural safety.

Dr. Ken Hellevang Retirement Celebration

Please join the faculty and staff of the ABEN department in congratulating Dr. Ken Hellevang on his upcoming retirement. Ken will be retiring from NDSU after 44 years of service to the citizens of North Dakota in his role as Extension Engineer. We will be holding an open-house celebration on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. in Ladd Hall 114 with a small program at 1:30 P.M. Light refreshments will be served.

Unable to attend? Send well-wishes to julie.bietz@ndsu.edu to be shared during the open-house.

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Office Hours
During Academic Hours:During Summer:
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday - Friday
  • Closed on National Holidays
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday - Friday
  • Closed on National Holidays



Mauch wins Ag Tech Expo with innovative concept

Hosted by the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department, the 76th annual Agricultural Technology Exposition named Isaac Mauch as the grand champion this year.Read More


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