This feature is available to paying subscribers only. Click here to learn about our subscription plans.

Employers of Agriculture majors in VA

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.

Displaying 1 - 50 of 4,929 companies
Career Wiki
This feature is available to paying subscribers only. Click here to learn about our subscription plans.
Company City State
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Office of Weights and Measures
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Usa, Inc.
Kauai Coffee Co
Six L'S Packing Company, Inc.
Six L S
White's Nursery and Greenhouses, Inc.
Whites Old Mill Garden Center
Selco Construction Services Inc
Ingleside Plantation Incorporated
Ingleside Plantation Nurseries
Tom Leonard's Farmers Market LLC
Mt Clifton Fruit Company LLC
Birdsong Corporation
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Service Center
Beam Bros. Holding Co.
Bennetts Creek Wholesale Nursery Inc
Bennett's Creek Nursery
Newport News Public School District
Long Creek Farm Inc
Fred L Glaize Lc
Shenandoah Growers, Inc.
Dominion Growers of Fredericksburg, Inc.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Agriculture & Lf Science Dept
Historyland Nursery, Inc.
Commonwealth Berry Farm, Inc.
Virginia Berry Farm
Aarons Creek Farms, Inc.
Virginia Beef Corporation
Berry Westmoreland Farm
Waynesboro Nurseries Inc
Bowman Fruit Sales, L.L.C.
Turkey Knob Growers
Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchards, Inc.
Layng & Company Greenhouses, Ltd
Smitty's Garden Center LLC
Hollywoods and Vines
Kirby Farms, LLC
Salmons, Inc.
Berrier Orchards Inc
Acorn Community
Southern Exposure Seed Exhange
Virginia Aqua-Farmers Network, LLC
Virginia Natural Fish Company
Fitzgerald Orchards
Sj Brandon LLC
McDonald Nurseries, Inc.
Macdonald Garden Centers
David's Nursery
New Vavin, Inc.
Prince Michel Vineyard
Potomac Vegetable Farms Inc
Bonney G Bright
Robert Dodd
Dodd's Acres Farm
Heritage Plantation, Inc
Muller Erosion Control, Inc.
Muller Erosion & Site Services
Mid Atlantic Gin LLC
Mid Atlantic Gin
Hanover Farms, Inc.
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Laboratory Services
Henley Farms
Omega Alpha Farm Inc
Displaying 1 - 50 of 4,929 companies
This feature is available to paying subscribers only. Click here to learn about our subscription plans.