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Employers of Agriculture majors in OR

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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Company City State
Monrovia Nursery Company
Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc.
Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
Department of Agriculture Oregon
Monrovia Nursery Oregon
Carlton Plants, LLC
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Cottrell Farms
Glenn Walters Nursery, Inc.
Harts Nursery of Jefferson, Inc.
Department of Agriculture Oregon
Western Weights & Measurers
Dan Curtiss
Curtiss Orchards
Rainsweet, Inc.
Department of Agriculture Oregon
Department of Agriculture Oregon
Commodities Inspection Div
Hines Growers, Inc.
Naumes, Inc.
Department of Agriculture Oregon
Animal Health Division
Iwasaki Bros., Inc.
Oregon Roses, Inc.
McKenzie Wholesale
Stadelman Fruit LLC
Valley Blue Farms Inc
Grow Pac
Rivergate Farms LLC
Heron Blue Farm
Cherry Valley Orchard, Inc.
Tree Co Inc
Northwest Hay Company LLC
J.B. Instant Lawn, Inc.
Murakami Farms, Inc.
Murakami Produce Co
Blooming Nursery, Inc.
Pacific Ag, LLC
Pacific AG Solutions
Honey From The Rock LLC
Booster Juice 47-9
Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc.
Fort Boise Produce Co
Bauman's Farm and Garden LLC
Kck Farms LLC
Associated Fruit Co.
Jsh Farms, Inc.
Orchard View Farms, Inc.
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Sunset Farm
R & S Nursery
Van Essen Nursery Company
Yamhill County Mushrooms, Inc
D Wells Industries Inc
Wells, D Nursery
Tom Fery Farm Inc
Eagle Butte Farm
Stadelman Fruit LLC
Stadelmans
Early Morning LLC
Iseli Nursery
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Tangent Service Center
United States Department of Agriculture
Western Wildland Environmental
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Salem Service Center
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