Agricultural engineers apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.
Agriculture engineering jobs include making general farming practices safe, sustainable, and friendly to the environment. The duties of agriculture engineers (AG engineers) involve looking into new technology that will help in the improvement and increment in agricultural produce, recommending ways by which the safety of other agricultural workers, animals and agricultural products are maintained at all times, and providing advice on water quality and issues related to pollution management, river control, and surface water resources, designing agricultural machinery equipment, conducting educational programs that provide farmers with information that can help them improve agricultural productivity and more.
Someone who wishes to get into this field must take a science stream in high school followed by taking up a bachelors degree in agricultural engineering. They may also pursue a masters in agriculture engineering.
The types of job roles that one will come across as an AG engineer are agriculture inspector, agricultural specialist, farm shop manager, food and beverage supervisor, survey research agricultural engineer and agronomy engineer.
To obtain an excellent agricultural engineering salary, one must know about engineering and technology, designing, mathematics, physics, the English language, computer and electronics, food production, biology, mechanics, administration and management.
To excel in agricultural engineering career in India, one must have critical thinking, communication, coordination, monitoring, time management, social perceptiveness, negotiation and instructing.
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