What does an agricultural engineer do?

What is agricultural engineering and if I become agricultural engineer then what will I do?

It is a field that applies engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing. It also includes the knowledge of animal biology, plant biology and mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical engineering with an understanding of agricultural principles. There are various tasks that an agricultural engineer may have to perform, some of them are planning, supervising and managing the day to day schemes made for drainage, flood and water control systems. They bring into relevant practice and assessment of agricultural products and their processing. Majority of agricultural engineers work for government agencies. Some are consultants in private engineering firms while others work in various different industries. Many others work in manufacturing firm of agricultural machinery, equipment and structures for storing crops.
Agricultural engineers work in marketing, sales and research department too. In a lay man’s language an agricultural engineer is the one that repairs or modifies agricultural equipment or tools for production.
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  • RE: What does an agricultural engineer do? -maanasa (03/22/15)
  • i am a b.tech(chemical) graduate,i am interested in field of agriculture (research) can i join to that stream? even a part of my subjects include food technology in brief.so i want to pursue a career in food technology and agriculture based research(a soil scientist) or so pls do reply where can i get a good career ?