Stephen W. Searcy, PE, has taken office as the 2017-2018 President of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. A 37-year member of ASABE, Searcy previously has served the Society in numerous roles, most recently as treasurer and as a member of the Board of Trustees. He was elected an ASABE Fellow, the highest honor bestowed by the Society, in 2008. Searcy will serve a one-year term as president.
In his role as head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Searcy provides administrative support and guidance for a faculty of 37 as they address the Grand Challenges facing our world today within the universities mission of teaching, research, and extension. His own research emphasis has been on intelligent machine systems. He is co-author of Precision Agriculture in the 21st Century: Geospatial and Information Technologies in Crop Management, and he has developed the biomass module concept for reducing logistics costs for biomass feedstock delivery.
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