Agricultural Engineer

"Design your future". By Hunter Janiak 3rd Hour

Basic Information about Agricultural Engineer

  • They design farm implements
  • They develop systems to provide food and fiber
  • Solve problems with planting, harvesting, and storing crops
  • Work with farmers, ranchers, scientist, and engineer
  • Experiment with insecticides and herbicides
  • Work about 40 hours or more a week
  • Lots of employers
  • About 12% are self employed
  • Job sites are located in both rural and urban areas in the United States
  • Lots of colleges have classes for Agricultural Engineer

Three pros and three cons about Agricultural Engineering


  1. You get paid lots of money to do this job, because farmers relie on them to do there job
  2. You get to work with animals and plants, you don't have to stay inside to perform the job
  3. You can self employe yourself, be your own boss


  1. Long hours , can't give up on job until it's done
  2. Colleges that offer the best for the job are far away, most people don't want to leave out of state
  3. Finding a job, lots of competition

What you need to succeed

High school courses:
  • Trigonometry
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Agronomy
  • Calculus
  • Physics
Trigonometry , calculus and advanced algebra will help you have the right thought on what are the dimensions of the object that they are designing for the farmers. Physics would be the measurement and dynamics to help structure the fitting of the object they are designing.
College courses:

  • Agricultural Power and Machinery
  • Agricultural Process Engineering
  • Agricultural Structures Design
  • Electric Power and Controls
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Physics
Agricultural Power and Machinery, Agricultural Process Engineering, Agricultural Structures Design, will help you design 1st class products that you will make for the farmers. Electric Power and Control, Electronic Circuit, and Engineering Physics help you with the dynamics and the electrical circuits that make your product work.

Associations/Professional Organizations

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

203 N La Salle Street, Suite 1675 Chicago, IL 60601 | T. 1.877.793.4636 | For questions or comments, please email

American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street N.W. Suite 600 | Washington DC 20036 | T.202.331.3500 | F.202.265.8504 - See more at:

Job Advertisement

Do you like designing things and working with plants and animals then agriculture engineer is for you.Agricultural engineers combine biological and agricultural engineering principles to develop systems to provide the food and fiber needs of society. They design farm implements and equipment, structures, and environmental control systems for the housing of animals or storage of products, for food processing, and for preservation equipment. Others develop and implement plans for erosion control, or water and soil management to preserve or improve agricultural and environmental quality. You must have a bachelors degree to enter this job. You make about $ 44,000 to $115,000 a year it depends on how well you do and how experienced you are. If this interests you go to www. Wisconsin Department of Workforce

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