The Precision Agricultural Technology & Management (PATM) program combines an understanding of agricultural, biological and physical sciences with economics, managerial and technical skills. This understanding of science, technology, and related practices, including unmanned aerial systems (drones), remote sensing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensors, robotic applications, cloud computing, big data management, and site-specific resources management is a crucial component of modern agriculture. Student will learn how to use the applications that are commonly needed to produce and process food, feed, fiber and fuel, as well as how to market, conduct sales and distribute agricultural products and services. Graduates enter the job market ready to meet the needs of their employer and clients that need help managing precision agricultural technology.
The PATM program in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering has two emphasis areas - Precision Agriculture (PAG) and Agricultural Technology Management (ATM). Both emphasis areas lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Precision Agricultural Technology and Management. A degree is awarded after completion of a minimum of 120 credits.
The PATM curriculum provided opportunities for individuals from both rural and urban backgrounds to choose courses to meet personal career objectives.