The E. B.
Howton Agricultural Engineering building houses the heart of the Agriculture
Systems Technology program at Murray State University. The Howton
Agricultural Engineering Building has over 7,000 square feet of
space. The facility has 3 offices, a dual-purpose lecture/electrical
lab facility and a multipurpose shop. The hands-on teaching approach
allows students to utilize the concepts learned in the classroom through
application in the laboratory. The laboratory hosts a variety of tools
and equipment necessary to develop skills in all aspects of the engineering
and mechanized fields of agriculture. The Agriculture Systems Technology program offers a wide variety of
courses including: welding, electricity, construction, engine mechanics,
surveying, soil and water engineering, irrigation, grain handling and
storage, and precision agriculture.