Of all the engineering specialties, Agricultural Engineering may have the broadest scope. It generally involves the design and construction of agricultural machinery but also includes plant and animal biology, as well as civil and chemical engineering.
Agricultural Engineering also involves soil and water conservation, food processing, animal care and processing (poultry, fish and dairy management) and bioresource engineering.
Mean annual salaries for Agricultural Engineers are around $75,000 and salaries can go as high as $120,000. States with high employment as wages for Agricultural Engineers include: Texas, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington and North Carolina among others.
The following schools feature degrees in Agricultural Engineering: