Agriculture & Farming

What You Do

Engineers in the agriculture industry work in a range of environments. From designing farming machinery on CAD to creating bio-fuels in a lab, it’s a multidisciplinary industry.

Modern farming involves programmed feeding cycles, data collection, and advanced planting methods. Agricultural engineers work with farmers, seed/food companies, equipment companies, and government entities to solve problems and optimize their output.

Sample Problem

A large farm needs help making a ventilation system for the battery fumes the generator creates. The agricultural engineer would develop a solution for them.

Majors & Classes

Engineers in this industry graduate from both agricultural and bioengineering industries. They draw from mechanical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, and environmental/crop/animal science. You can expect your classes to run the gamut of disciplines, which makes for an interesting crop of choices for a career.

Positions

  • Food Industry Research Engineer
  • Environmental Hydrologist
  • Wetland Designer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Erosion Specialist
  • Agricultural Equipment Reliability/Safety Engineer
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Pollution Specialists – land, water, air
  • Biological Assessment Specialist Water Quality

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