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Agricultural engineering

Agricultural engineers look for solutions to problems involving the use of plants, animals and the natural environment. They also develop machinery for growing crops and are involved with bio-energy development.


Agricultural engineers work on our farms to make sure the food that we eat is as healthy as possible. They also make sure that there is enough food to feed all of our families.

Agricultural engineers are involved in:

  • Designing and making new machines that help in harvesting crops
  • Designing systems that are able to water farm lands in very dry areas
  • Thinking and planning where the plants, animals, and crops are stored

In your community

First Nations peoples have farmed the land on Turtle Island for thousands of years. Their job has been to help plants grow in natural healthy ways that protect Mother Earth. They also protect their crops from animals that may want to eat them.

Do you want to help grow nutritious crops, produce larger fruits and vegetables, and make sure that farm animals stay healthy? Maybe you would be interested in figuring out ways to bring agriculture up North where all the snow and ice is. As an agricultural engineer you can use traditional ways and your new ideas to help find modern solutions that better the way gets to your family’s dinner table. 

If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Being creative
  • Working with tools
  • Protecting Mother Earth
  • Taking care of animals
  • Growing plants
  • Helping others

...you might like Agricultural Engineering!

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Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

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