Agricultural Systems Technology

The Agricultural Systems Technology Profession

Be it off-road equipment, agricultural machinery, food and grain processing, water quality, biofuels production, precision agriculture, or livestock production systems, an ag system technologist works to see how the individual pieces fit into the “big picture” of sustainability, conservation, and profitability.

Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) graduates can find rewarding careers in a variety of agricultural and environmental businesses (AST-Graduates-Get-Good-Jobs).  They focus on managing, using, and troubleshooting technology (instead of engineering design) by applying their knowledge of technology, agriculture, and processing systems.

This hands-on curriculum in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences teaches students to manage machines and equipment, biological processes, computers and other technologies to create new and improved agricultural systems for the future.

Agricultural Systems Technology Courses and Degree Planning

Agricultural Systems Technology Minor

An Agricultural Systems Technology Minor is also available.

For more information, please contact Agricultural Systems Technology adviser Jenny Macken, 515-294-5196, 116 I ED II, jennym@iastate.edu