2017 Agricultural Engineers
Median Pay: US$75,090
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Agricultural engineers attempt to solve agricultural problems concerning power supplies, the efficiency of machinery, the use of structures and facilities, pollution and environmental issues, and the storage and processing of agricultural products.

Agricultural engineers typically do the following:

  • Use computer software to design equipment, systems, or structures
  • Modify environmental factors that affect animal or crop production, such as airflow in a barn or runoff patterns on a field
  • Test equipment to ensure its safety and reliability
  • Oversee construction and production operations
  • Plan and work together with clients, contractors, consultants, and other engineers to ensure effective and desirable outcomes

Agricultural engineers work in farming, including aquaculture (farming of seafood), forestry, and food processing. They work on a wide variety of projects. For example, some agricultural engineers work to develop climate control systems that increase the comfort and productivity of livestock whereas others work to increase the storage capacity and efficiency of refrigeration. Many agricultural engineers attempt to develop better solutions for animal waste disposal. Those with computer programing skills work to integrate artificial intelligence and geospatial systems into agriculture. For example, they work to improve efficiency in fertilizer application or to automate harvesting systems.

Chemical Engineering Intern - STIPEND

Type: Internship
Background:Since 1974, IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC enables smallholder...
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Intern, Production Engineer

Type: Internship
Kawasaki has an opportunity for an undergraduate student pursuing a Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or related degree to support the Assembly or Fabrication Engineering staff.Individual will learn assembly or fabrication processes and assist engineers with tasks and projects.Hours...
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Water/Wastewater Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Location: Cary, NCCJS Conveyance is a vibrant, young, and growing local company that is client focused. We are seeking a motivated candidate to simultaneously gain real-world working experience and assist our engineering team with municipal water and wastewater conveyance projects throughout the...
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Electrical Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
About UsFarmshelf [http://farmshelf.com/] is an early-stage high-growth startup that builds smart indoor farms that make growing food easy. Our bookshelf-sized Farmshelfs provide leafy greens and herbs year-round to food halls, corporate cafeterias and restaurants, including those of acclaimed...
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Organism Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks are joining forces, forming a new company that will build technology to enable microbes to improve key properties of agricultural crops. The company will have laboratories in both Boston, MA, and West Sacramento, CA, where we will leverage the existing organism engineering...
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