Soybean Research Principal Investigator Profile – Ken Hellevang

Ken Hellevang is a Professor and Extension Engineer of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University. He has provided education and technical assistance in grain drying and storage; structures with a focus on energy efficiency; indoor environmental engineering primarily related to moisture and mold; and flood preparation and recovery to farmers, citizens, agribusiness, and professionals across the United States and internationally since 1980. 

He is active in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) having served in numerous leadership roles. He has been recognized with the grade of Fellow by ASABE, and in 2018, as Professional Engineer of the Year, the highest award given to a licensed professional engineer by the Society. In 2019, he was the recipient of the ASABE Sukup Global Food Security Award in recognition of his outstanding application of engineering in the storage and handling of grains, oilseeds, and other food products. 

He has authored or co-authored more than 220 publications, in addition to numerous resources on the internet and distributed by private businesses, professional societies, and universities internationally. Hellevang has presented hundreds of seminars and has provided engineering assistance to thousands of people across the United States and internationally.