Welcome to the grand celebration of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Department's centennial! We are very fortunate to be part of this noteworthy year and excited to highlight our past, current, and future accomplishments. For 100 years, ABE's programs have made great impact throughout Florida and around the world. Together we reflect on our past with appreciation and look forward with anticipation of the many ways we can continue to make lasting change for the better.
In 1923, our department was established with the appointment of Professor Frazier Rogers as its Head and leader. Since then, ABE has grown steadily over time: starting with six faculty at its 25th anniversary, 21 faculty at its 50th anniversary, and 30 faculty at its 75th anniversary. ABE's academic, research, and Extension relevancy to Florida and the world continues to expand. In 2023, the department celebrates its 100th anniversary with 42 faculty located on UF's main campus and four Research and Education Centers around the state.
The ABE department will host a variety of events to celebrate this accomplishment with our alumni and friends. In honor of this achievement, we will be raising funds to support current and future students in their academic and professional development.
This website provides a portal to stay connected to all things ABE centennial for 2023. Thank you for being part of this important celebration!
- Dr. Kati Migliaccio, P.E.
Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering