At the beginning of the twentieth century, it took four farmers to grow enough food for ten people. By the end of the century, one farmer could feed one hundred.
Agricultural engineers have contributed to this dramatic improvement. They’ve invented machinery, improved production systems, and found ways to grow healthier and stronger plants.
Agricultural engineers use science and math to meet agricultural challenges. They help farms grow better and more food, look for ways to conserve soil and water, and design tools and equipment.
Agricultural engineers are using enzymes to convert fats in foods to healthier substances.
A math and science fan who enjoys solving problems and working with machines. If you love plants, animals, and the satisfaction of seeing your ideas bear fruit, this could be a great career for you.
Agricultural engineers now use Global Positioning Systems (GPS), a network of computers and satellites, to help farmers get the biggest possible crops from their land and water.