Agricultural engineers analyze the relationship between the physical and biological processes that govern crop and livestock growth. Agricultural engineers design solutions to agricultural problems affecting production, storage, processing and transportation of food and fiber.
Agricultural engineers work to moderate the application of required technology and the costs. Agricultural engineers have good communication skills, trouble-shooting abilities, time management skills and the patience and discipline necessary for research. Agricultural engineers teach, or conduct research on how natural resources can be sustainably used to supply food for the world’s population, in a way that is as profitable as possible.
Agricultural engineers apply their knowledge for designing and improving the process of food production and distribution. Agricultural engineers are employed by government agencies, manufacturing firms, private companies, and research institutions. Agricultural engineers may also teach at universities.
To become an agricultural engineer, one has to have certain qualifications. He should have good knowledge of agriculture and a thorough understanding of science and technology. He must also have analytical skills and be enthusiastic about new ideas.