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Agricultural Education, Communication & Leadership (B.S.) - Communication Specialization

Advocate for agriculture.

Agriculture communication graduates have a broad understanding of global challenges and issues related to food systems and agriculture and the ability to communicate these topics through their journalism training. They hold a wide variety of communications related positions in agribusiness, advertising, marketing, news media, and public relations. 

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are involved in 4-H, FFA, or other agricultural activities
  • Demonstrate strong written or oral communication skills
  • Are passionate about educating the public and advocating for agriculture
  • Express yourself in a creative or artistic manner
  • Interested in advertising, public relations, graphic design, or social media

Career Opportunities

  • Marketing and communications
  • Magazine
  • Journalist
  • Social Media and Public Relations specialist
  • Advertising agencies

Recent Employers

  • John Deere
  • Paulson Advertising
  • VistaCom
  • BEEF magazine
  • Accelerated Genetics

Internship Opportunities

  • Certified Angus Beef
  • South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
  • American Simmental Association
  • Minnesota Holstein Association
  • University of Minnesota 4-H Extension

Clubs and Organizations

  • Ag Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT)
  • Collegiate 4-H
  • Little International
  • Ag-Bio Ambassadors
  • Agriculture Future of America (AFA)

Suggested Certificates

  • Graphic Design
  • Swine Science

Suggested Minors

  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Business
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Speech Communication

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program.