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Employers of Agriculture majors in IL

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 Engineers
Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

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.

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.

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.

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Illinois State University
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
Ball Horticultural Company
Pan American Seed Company
McLeod Farms, Inc.
Gruma Corporation
Color Point, LLC
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Duquoin State Fair
Kankakee Nursery Co
Richardson Farms
Richardson Christmas Trees
Basciani Foods, Inc.
Wyffels Hybrids, Inc.
City of Aurora
Aurora Airport Maintenance
Osf St Joseph Medical Center Bloomington
Herbal Garden, Inc.
Home Nursery, Inc.
Winters Landscape, Inc.
Stewart Spreading, Inc.
Monsanto Company
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Food Safety Animal Protection
Diversified Illinois Green Works, LLC
Chicago Park District
Garfield Park Conservatory
Schaefer's Greenhouses, Inc.
Peoria Landscaping Co.
Greenview Nursery & Ldscpg
Curtis Orchard Ltd
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Pesche's, Inc.
Pesches Flowers
Frese Ornamental Nursery Inc
The Tolar Group LLC
Ball Horticultural Company
Pan American Seed Co Research
Friendly Farms Ltd
Michlig Holdings, Inc.
J & J Dill, LLC
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Bureau Land and Wtr Resources
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Weight and Measure
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Charles J. Fiore Company, Inc.
Ron Weigel
Share Cropper Farms
Fresh Express Incorporated
Fresh Express
Angelic Organics
Eugene A De St Aubin & Bro, Inc
St Aubin's Nursery
Family Farms, LLC
Familyfarms Group
Wilson Nurseries, Inc.
Scates Farms
Commodity Traders Intl
Jack Davison
County of Adams
Davidson Farms of Creston, Inc.
Alliance Farms Inc
Alliance Farm South Farm 202
Hoffie Nursery Inc
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