Facts about ASABE
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to biological, food, and agricultural systems.
- Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St Joseph, Michigan, ASABE members in more than 100 countries.
- The Society is recognized internationally for its technical leadership in all areas of biological, food, and agricultural engineering.
- ASABE is a world leader in the development of engineering standards for agriculture, with more than 200 standards, engineering practices, and data documents in publication. ASABE's standardization process is open, voluntary, and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and numerous ASABE documents are recognized as American National Standards. In addition, several ASABE technical committees have the distinction of serving as US voting bodies for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards committees.
- The Society has an active publications department with an annual output of more than 15,000 document pages. Publications include three refereed journals, plus textbooks, conference proceedings, a history series, and the ASABE Standards yearbook. Online access to the periodicals, standards, and conference proceedings is a benefit of membership in ASABE.
- ASABE hosts an annual society-wide international meeting that hosts more than 1000 technical presentations. The 2016 meeting will convene July 16-19 in Spokane, Washington. The Society also organizes a number of highly regarded specialty conferences throughout the year.
- The Society serves 1200 preprofessional members in 80 university chapters across the United States and Canada. ASABE sponsors several student competitions that attract participants from across the US and Canada and beyond. These include the ASABE Robotics Competition, the Environmental Design Competition, featuring Fountain Wars, and the 1/4-Scale Tractor Competition.