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Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Working in power, structural, and technical systems involves applying principles of engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power structures and other mechanical systems to farming.

Careers in this profession unite technical and mechanical skills with the field of agriculture. The job market for this career pathway is expected to grow between 10% and 22% in the near future and will increase especially for engineers in the field. Workers are needed to advance and maintain systems that are vital to agriculture.

Do you enjoy working on machinery or with your hands? Do you like operating or programming computers? Or do you prefer to solve complex problems related to transportation and logistics? If so, you may be well suited to a career in power, structural or technical systems.

Careers in this field often give you the chance to be on the cutting edge of innovation in agriculture. With the help of GPS technology, emerging careers in precision agriculture are enhancing the efficiency of farming worldwide. Check out these careers in Power, Structural and Technical Systems.

Sample career videos

Logistics and transportation

International marketing is an important piece of the supply chain! Watch this video to learn how you can be a part of it as Rusty Orben, Resident Vice President for CSX Transportation and Jim Wellman, President of Wellman Seeds and …

Precision agriculture

Matt Liskai the President/Co-Owner of Green Field Ag talks about his career in precision agriculture.

Careers in Power, Structural and Technical Systems

  • Accountant
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agronomist
  • Contractor/Builder
  • Crop Science
  • Diesel Technician
  • Farm Equipment Technician
  • Farm Supplier
  • GIS Specialist
  • GPS Specialist
  • Land Surveyor
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing
  • Track Maintenance
  • Train Operator
  • Truck Driver
  • Welder

(From FFA New Horizons, 2016 and WI Career Pathways, 2016)

Want to know what knowledge, skills and academic courses are needed for this career pathway?

E-learning modules

Visit GrowNextGen E-learning for a full listing of e-learning courses or modules. Try one of these modules:

  • Modern Agriculture Practices



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