History of the Department

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering has a rich history and has made many contributions to agriculture and the world around us. Explore just a few of our contributions from the Slow Moving Vehicle sign to the use of rubber tires on tractors.


Fredrick W. Ives
Department Chair 1920-1924, 18th President of ASAE  

Mary A. (Parks) Ives
First Woman Member of ASAE, 1921

Ives Hall

Rubber Tractor Tires

Corrugated Plastic Tile

Laser Beam Automatic Grade-Control System

SMV Sign