Dana Osborn Porter Elected President of ASABE

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Dana Osborn Porter Elected President of ASABE

Dana Osborn Porter, PE, was recently elected president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for the year 2023-2024. She will join the Society's Board of Trustees this summer, rotating through a three-year term in which she will serve one year each as president elect, president, and past president. 

Porter is professor and associate head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University. In addition, she is the extension program leader for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Her integrated applied research and extension program in agricultural water management and irrigation emphasizes technologies and management for water-limited (quantity and quality) conditions. As extension program leader and associate department head, she advises and advocates for extension engineering professionals and programs. 

She has authored or co-authored more than 60 refereed journal publications and numerous conference presentations, and developed a variety of other publications, workshops, and products.

Porter holds BS and MS degrees in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University and a PhD from Mississippi State University in agricultural and biological engineering.

As a 31-year member of ASABE, Porter was inducted as ASABE Fellow in 2017. Other honors include the PEI Engineer of the Year award and several Blue Ribbon Educational Aids awards. She has served on the Society's Board of Trustees and the ASABE Foundation Board of Trustees and has chaired numerous ASABE committees, including those for engineering licensure and professional ethics. In addition, she has assisted in reviewing and revising standards as well as the Supplied Reference Handbook and Practice Exam for the agricultural and biological engineering professional engineers exam. Porter currently represents ASABE on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Professional Organizations Liaison committee.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.