The South Dakota Board of Regents approved allowing South Dakota State University to proceed with plans for an undergraduate precision agriculture degree, according to reports from the regents’ recent meeting.

In presenting the proposal to the regents, university officials emphasized that its precision ag degree would be developed as a unique degree program compared to those offered elsewhere in the nation.

There are several community/junior college and technical school degree program related to precision ag in the U.S., but a major university degree for a B.S. in precision agriculture apparently does not exist.  

SDSU officials are in the process of finalizing the concept/details and will return to the regents for final approval of the degree.