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Employers of Agriculture majors in AR

Agricultural engineers—also known as biological and agricultural engineers—work on a variety of activities. These activities range from aquaculture (raising food, such as fish, that thrive in water) to land farming to forestry; from developing biofuels to improving conservation; from planning animal environments to finding better ways to process food. Agricultural engineers work much of the time in offices. They also spend time at a variety of worksites, both indoors and outdoors, traveling to agricultural settings to see that equipment and machinery are functioning according to both the manufacturers’ instructions and federal and state regulations. Agricultural engineers must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in agricultural engineering or biological engineering. Employers also value practical experience, so cooperative-education engineering programs at universities are valuable as well. The median annual wage for agricultural engineers was $74,000 in May 2012. Employment of agricultural engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Agricultural engineers are pursuing new areas related to agriculture, such as high-tech applications to agricultural products, water resource management, and alternative energies.

Agricultural and Food Scientists

Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products. Agricultural and food scientists work in laboratories, in offices, and in the field. Most agricultural and food scientists work full time. Agricultural and food scientists need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, although many get advanced degrees. The median annual wage for agricultural and food scientists was $62,910 in May 2017. Overall employment of agricultural and food scientists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of agricultural and food scientists is projected to grow as research into agricultural production methods and techniques continues.

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Agricultural and food science technicians assist agricultural and food scientists by performing duties such as measuring and analyzing the quality of food and agricultural products. Agricultural and food science technicians work in laboratories, processing plants, farms and ranches, greenhouses, and offices. Agricultural and food science technicians typically need an associate’s degree in biology, chemistry, crop or animal science, or a related field. Some positions require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree, and others a high school diploma or equivalent plus related work experience. The median annual wage for agricultural and food science technicians was $39,910 in May 2017. Employment of agricultural and food science technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Agricultural and food science technicians will be needed to assist scientists as research into agricultural production methods and techniques continues.

Agricultural Engineers

Agricultural engineers—also known as biological and agricultural engineers—work on a variety of activities. These activities range from aquaculture (raising food, such as fish, that thrive in water) to land farming to forestry; from developing biofuels to improving conservation; from planning animal environments to finding better ways to process food. Agricultural engineers work much of the time in offices. They also spend time at a variety of worksites, both indoors and outdoors, traveling to agricultural settings to see that equipment and machinery are functioning according to both the manufacturers’ instructions and federal and state regulations. Agricultural engineers must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in agricultural engineering or biological engineering. Employers also value practical experience, so cooperative-education engineering programs at universities are valuable as well. The median annual wage for agricultural engineers was $74,780 in May 2017. Employment of agricultural engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Agricultural engineers are pursuing new areas related to agriculture, such as high-tech applications to agricultural products, water resource management, and alternative energies.

Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety. The median annual wage for agricultural inspectors was $43,390 in May 2017.

Soil and Plant Scientists

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity. The median annual wage for soil and plant scientists was $62,430 in May 2017.

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. The median annual wage for postsecondary agricultural sciences was $86,140 in May 2017.

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Company City State
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Stuttgart Rice Division
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Jonesoboro Rice Division
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Stuttgart Soya Division
Progressive Eldercare Services - Cleveland Inc.
Green House Cottages of Southe
Perdue Farms Inc.
Pattsville Farms, Inc.
Bameto, LLC
Bryan Ferrell
Ferrell Farms
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Lewisville Service Center
Parks Bros. Farms, Inc.
Parks Brothers Ret Greenhouses
E. Ritter & Company
Adams Land Company
Matthews Sweet Potato Farm, LLC
Matthews Sweet Potato Farm
Matthews Ridgeview Farms LLC
Clay Lowry Forestry, Inc.
United States Department-Agriculture
Southern Arkansas University
Agriculture Department
Bryan Ferrell Farms
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Piggott Service Center
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Hamburg Service Center
Hornbeck Seed Company, Inc.
United States Department of Agriculture
Jonesboro, AR Duty Point
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Harrisburg Service Center
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Salem Service Center
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Nashville Service Center
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Mena Service Center
M & M Farms
Wesson Farms Inc
Victoria Partnership
Wilson-Pugh Inc
Shawnee Village Gin LLC
Arkansas Portable Pumpkin Patch Corp.
New Peoples Gin Co.
New Peoples Gin
Smithfield Packing
Smithfield Packing
Farmers Supply Company, Inc.
Farmers Supply
Erwin-Keith, Inc.
Erwin-Keith Inc Wynne Div
Farm Brothers Flying Svc. LLC
Friedrich Enterprises, Inc.
Oriental Ex Frt & Vegetable Co
Golden Ridge Rice Mills, LLC
Andrew Brantley
Brantley Farming Company
Lee Wilson & Company
Wilson Gin
Langston Enterprises Inc.
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Wheatley Grain
Don Kittler Farms
Helms Farms
Helms
Thomas Dodson
Hardin Randy Farms Inc
Hardin Farm and Pumpkin Patch
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Corning Grain
Hartline Farm & Timber Co
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
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