May 2024

How One ASABE Section is Revitalizing

On April 11 and 12, 2024, the ASABE North Central Regional Meeting took place in Brookings, South Dakota, marking a significant event after 25 years of inactivity from the South Dakota ASABE Chapter. Read how this collaborative effort, led by members from North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, and the University of Minnesota, has set the stage for a section renaissance.

Revitalizing the North Central Regional Section


April 2024

Adding Value to Boost Circularity

An artistic rendering of a laboratory flask made out of corn kernels AI-genOne exciting aspect of biological engineering is the potential to create products that can build the future. One example of this is being explored at the University of Nebraska, where a team of researchers is using bacteria and fermentation to produce bioplastics from corn. It’s an effort that could have potential applications in biomedical and industrial applications.

Bioplastics from Corn Kernel Fiber


March 2024

Two Problems, One Solution: Bioplastics from Food Waste

One agricultural engineer is advancing circularity by turning food waste into biodegradable plastic.

Turning food waste into bioplastics


January 2024

Student Competitions: Four Reasons Why You Don't Want to Miss Out

You're a grad student. Or an undergrad. And you want to ensure as many doors open to you as possible upon graduation. ASABE members Nitin Rai and Rosie Maloney have a suggestion that you don't want to overlook: Get involved in student competitions. 

Making the case for ASABE student competitions


November 2023

AMAA Conference Enjoys Success

ASABE's Alliance for Modernizing African Agrifood Systems has a vision to uplift economies and quality of life in sub-Saharan Africa, and progress on that vision was achieved at the recent conference, "Imagining African Agrifood Systems," held virtually.

Learn about the AMAA conference and join the initiative.


October 2023

Putting Agricultural Waste to Work

Agricultural and biological engineers have found a way to turn organic biomass into a valuable raw material that has the flexibility to be used in a variety of scenarios.

Learn about biochar

June 2023

AIM Attendees in ConversationMaximize Your AIM Experience

Whether it’s your first or fifteenth AIM, there are only so many days at the event, and you want to make sure your time at the meeting is efficient and well spent. Deepak Keshwani offers some tips to get the most out of your meeting experience.

Read Deepak's tips

May 2023

YPC 20th Anniversary LogoYPC Celebrates 20 Years of Progress

Two decades ago, young professionals in ASABE banded together to create a special interest group that fulfilled their unique needs—the Young Professionals Community. Their 20th anniversary is cause for celebration, and they have plenty of activities planned for the 2023 ASABE Annual International Meeting,

Learn how you can be a part of the fun.

April 2023

Annual Meeting artworkFocus on the Annual Meeting

Omaha is so much more than cows and corn—this Midwest metro offers world-class zoos for family adventures, the St. Cecilia Cathedral for architecture lovers, the Old Market District for history buffs, and so much more. And this year’s AIM has several new events and can’t-miss speakers that make Omaha the place to be this July.

All the reasons to attend

March 2023

World Engineering Day logoEngineering the Future

When you think of agricultural and biological engineering, what comes to mind? The profession is so much more than agricultural machinery and gene editing. The impact of the agricultural and biological engineering profession is also much more widespread than most people think. On World Engineering Day, we celebrate the many aspects of the agricultural and biological engineering industry that make our profession dynamic, interesting and scientifically innovative.

More about World Engineering Day


February 2023

Image of the JNRAE coverNatural Resources, Ecosystems Focus of New ASABE Journal

ASABE is pleased to introduce its newest refereed publication, the Journal of Natural Resources & Agricultural Ecosystems. This new, open-access, peer-reviewed journal began publication just last month, and the NRES Community Editor serves as editor of the journal. 

This professional society–driven, US-based journal has a focus on superlative quality. JNRAE benefits from rigorous peer-review and best-in-class professional editing to clearly and accurately present the meaning and value of the research.

Read more about the new journal


Honoring Engineering Excellence with the AE50 Awards

There’s so much talk these days about sustainability and the circular bioeconomy. The concepts present lofty goals that will be met only with innovation in technology and engineering. Innovation is what drives the agriculture and food industries forward to provide better, more efficient products for customers and consumers.

ASABE is proud to drive and support innovation in the agriculture and food industries through the AE50 Awards program, offering outlets for agriculture and biological engineering professionals to publish their cutting-edge research, and meetings and conferences where synergy happens and new ideas are born.

Read more about our AE50 awards