Agricultural Engineering

The Agricultural Engineering Profession

As an agricultural engineer, you apply your knowledge of the biological, physical, and engineering and technical sciences to solve problems for the world’s largest industry ­ – the agriculture and food system.  Here’s just the beginning of the things you could do:

  • Design, development, and testing of advanced machinery systems for agricultural, food, and bioenergy production systems
  • Evaluation, development and modeling of systems for sustainable protection and improvement of soil and water resources
  • Design and development of environmentally and economically sustainable animal production systems
  • Development and evaluation of management systems to insure food quality, safety and biosecurity
  • Manage complex agricultural and biological systems
  • Check out some of the companies that have hired our graduates

For more information, contact the Agricultural Engineering Adviser:

Lindsay Frueh, 515-294-5189, 1330B Elings Hall,