Agricultural Systems Technology

Agricultural Systems Technology

A new major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Agricultural Systems Technology resides at the forefront of new and emerging technologies, enabling students to solve agricultural challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Part of the Biological Systems Engineering Department, this major is offered through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. 

This hands-on major combines coursework in technology, agricultural sciences and business. It prepares graduates with the skills to apply a systems-approach to managing technology in agriculture and related industries. Graduates will be able to immediately enter the workforce and make a lasting impact in agriculture and related industries.


Our curriculum meets evolving industry needs and allows students to align their major to their interests.

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Diverse career pathways in a range of industries.

The overall goal of the program is to prepare graduates with the skillset to apply a systems-approach to manage technology in agriculture and related industries. Career options for graduates include:

  • Farming
  • Precision agriculture specialists
  • Agronomists
  • Crop consulting
  • Production and operation managers
  • Equipment testing specialists
  • Technical sales and marketing
  • Manufacturing management
  • Ag tech entrepreneurship

Contact Information

For more information about the new Agricultural Systems Technology major, contact:

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Taryn King
Recruitment Coordinator

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Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Deepak Keshwani
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Sample coursework

Core Ag Technology
  • Power and Machinery Principles
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Systems
  • Technologies and Techniques in Digital Agriculture
  • Sensors and Control Systems for Agri-Industries
  • Hydraulic Power Systems
Applied Ag Technology
  • Ag Products Processing and Handling
  • Animal Housing Systems
  • Irrigation Systems Management
  • Site-specific Crop Management
Systems Management
  • Team-based project management
  • Equipment Systems Capstone
Supporting Agricultural Science
  • Soil and Plant Sciences
  • Soil Conservation and Watershed Management
  • A range of electives related to crop and animal production
Business and Economics
  • Intro to Ag Economics
  • Engineering Economics
  • A range of electives related to management, marketing