Mission Statement

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department provides knowledge, technology, and leadership for the improvement of food and fiber production, processing, and distribution systems that address environmental quality and safety issues and that are responsive to the needs of Kansans.

We accomplish our threefold mission in teaching, research, and extension as follows:   


    • by delivering an outstanding Biological and Agricultural Engineering undergraduate degree program in the College of Engineering built upon sound engineering principles and practices that allows graduates to be successful in their engineering careers,
    • by providing a high quality Agricultural Technology Management undergraduate degree program in the College of Agriculture that assures graduates will succeed in their careers, and
  • by delivering a high quality M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering that prepares students to contribute to the advancement of the state-of-the-art in industry and to succeed in high quality Ph.D. programs in Biological and Agricultural Engineering.


    • by performing basic and applied engineering research to produce new knowledge in machinery systems, natural resources management, environmental protection, and processing of biological materials that benefitKansas and the world, and
  • by producing Ph.D. graduates in Biological and Agricultural Engineering who will contribute to the knowledge base, transfer this knowledge to future generations, and leverage this knowledge to improve the human condition.


  • by providing public service to disseminate relevant and timely engineering knowledge through K-State Research and Extension necessary for Kansasfarmers, industries, and general citizenry to operate efficiently and safely, to use natural resources wisely, to protect the environment from the impacts ofagricultural practices, and to add value to basic biological materials.