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Job Descriptions, Definitions Roles, Responsibility: Agricultural Engineers




Agricultural engineers apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agriculture. (See biological scientists and agricultural and food scientists elsewhere in the Handbook.) They design agricultural machinery and equipment and agricultural structures. Some specialties include power systems and machinery design; structures and environment; and food and bioprocess engineering. They develop ways to conserve soil and water and to improve the processing of agricultural products. Agricultural engineers work in research and development, production, sales, or management.