Supporting all the various activities of a profitable, sustainable farm involves a lot more than tossing some seeds into the dirt. Technology plays a role in every aspect of agriculture - often, these tools require special skills to use properly.
Some of the fields an agricultural engineer will find themselves in contact with include:
- Food technology
- Agricultural economics
- Supply chain management
- Electrical and mechanical design
- Water engineering
- Process engineering
- Structural engineering
Such a person generally has a "can-do" attitude and does not shy away from new challenges and learning new things. They can also be somewhat hard-headed and goal-orientated.