Agricultural engineers may engage in any of the following areas:

  • design of agricultural machinery, equipment, and agricultural structures

  • internal combustion engines as applied to agricultural machinery

  • agricultural resource management (including land use and water use)

  • water management, conservation, and storage for crop irrigation and livestock production

  • surveying and land profiling

  • climatology and atmospheric science

  • soil management and conservation, including erosion and erosion control

  • seeding, tillage, harvesting, and processing of crops

  • livestock production, including poultry, fish, and dairy animals

  • waste management, including animal waste, agricultural residues, and fertilizer runoff

  • food engineering and the processing of agricultural products

  • basic principles of circuit analysis, as applied to electrical motors

  • physical and chemical properties of materials used in, or produced by, agricultural production

  • bioresource engineering, which uses machines on the molecular level to help the environment.

  • Design of experiments related to crop and animal production