Agricultural engineers—also known as biological and agricultural engineers—work on a variety of activities.
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Bis.gov has an article on agricultural engineers, who are also known as biological engineers. Very unlike from the other engineers I’ve been talking about, they don’t specialize in building and chemical. These engineers rather specialize in food, nature, and agriculture. They have variety of tasks, from raising food to farming to jobs that have to do with the forest. Agricultural engineers also develop biofuels and help improve the ways to process food and conservation.
Agricultural engineers also design machinery for agriculture, using modern technology. They test machinery, design food-processing plants, improve rural areas, design crop store houses, and things like these. These engineers pretty much do things to improve the lives of a community, especially rural communities. Agricultural engineers create machinery that helps using technology like GPS and are involved in the research to produce crops with more desirable traits. They also research the production of new forms of biomass, like algae, for power production. These engineers also specialize in production, sales, or management.
Agricultural engineers help the rural area keep producing more crops so we can never have any food shortages.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Agricultural Engineers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/agricultural-engineers.htm (visited January 13, 2013).