Agricultural Engineer

By: Ellie Wimmer

Information on Agricultural Engineers

  • Use agriculture and biology
  • Create safe experiments that control our foods
  • Test pesticides
  • Work with the reproduction of crops
  • Sample plants
  • Change plants reproduction processes
  • Keep seeds for future references
  • Control reproduction
  • Work outdoors and in lab
  • Work in harsh conditions

Pros and Cons of being an Agricultural Engineer

  • Good pay
  • They have a choice of where you would like to work
  • They get the pride of making a difference in the world


  • Long hours
  • Harsh conditions
  • Often come up with nothing

Guide for success


  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Agronomy
These courses will help you will your guide to success in this job. Each of these classes will give you training on your future career as a Agricultural Engineer. You will need to succeed in each of these classes to get a full understanding of this career.


  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering three
  • Forestry
  • Earth science
All of these courses will further your understanding of being Agricultural Engineer. These will also teach you more information and give you a more hands on experience and a better study. These classes are vital for this career.


Associations\Professional organization

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Phone: 1-888-936-7436

Address: 101 S. Weber St. Madison WI

Founder: Mark Aquino


American Society for Engineering Education

Phone: 202-331-3500

Address: 2401 M St. Washington D.C

Founder: Ken Allen


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Agricultural engineers use biology and agriculture to create experiments that control our foods. The help with pesticides and the reproduction of crops. They work outside or in a lab most of the time. They have to sample many plants to be able to control the reproduction. They also store seeds and keep them fresh for long periods of time and for future references. They often work outside for the sampling of crops but they also work in labs to test there work. When you are an agricultural engineer you usually either work outside or in the lab not both but some people do do both but it is rare. To be a Agricultural Engineer you must have a bachelor's degree but many have master's degrees or higher. You will need to be prepared to work long hours in good or bad conditions. The research can also be tiring so you need to be prepared. A graduate degree is also required for this job. Job seekers will face competition for this job. The salary can be affected by the type and location of an organization and the workers experience and education. The average Wisconsin salary for this career is $47,720 per year. An average of $22.94 per hour for basic education and experience.