Career Opportunities for Graduates in the Agricultural Engineering Concentration (AGEN)
Career opportunities for graduates in agricultural engineering are many and diverse. Graduates may work for companies and agencies that: design, develop, test, and manufacture agricultural power and machine systems; handle, store, process and enhance or protect the quality of agricultural commodities and processed products; design environmental control and housing systems for plant and animal production; design equipment and systems for processing, manufacturing, distribution and quality protection of food products; manage air, land and water resources, design and manage crop irrigation systems, and develop electrical and electronic applications for agricultural problems. Graduates with an agricultural engineering concentration may also pursue graduate degrees in engineering, business, or law. Possible career opportunities and employers include:
Power and Machine Systems:
- John Deere Co.
- Bobcat Co.
- Case-New Holland (CNH)
- Cummins Engine Co.
Process Plant Engineering:
- Cargill, Inc.
Natural Resources Management:
- Natural Resources Conservation Service
- North Dakota State Water Commission
- North Dakota Department of Health
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Consulting firms
Electric/Electronic Power Systems:
- Rural electric cooperatives
- Basin Electric
- Ottertail Power Co.
- Pedigree Technologies