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The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership is dedicated to developing students into well-rounded agricultural professionals, educators, communicators and leaders.
Our faculty and staff work closely with students inside and outside of the classroom to create a family atmosphere to help you feel this is a place you can call home. Stop and stay awhile to see for yourself!
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Our Majors

Agricultural Education

It's never been more important to understand how agriculture and natural resources impact our lives through the quality and abundance of our food supply, personal health, the environment, our economy and national security. The agricultural education major at OSU empowers you to become one of our future teachers, giving you the potential to build a network of strong professionals at the local, state and national levels.

Agricultural Communications

Today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven society requires accurate, timely communication between agricultural leaders and the public. By choosing a degree in agricultural communications, you will study in one of the nation’s best programs and learn from award-winning faculty members with industry experience who are devoted to students and their successes.

Agricultural Leadership

The power to motivate people is essential to any organization. As an agricultural leadership student, you will graduate with a solid foundation in leadership as it relates to effectively working with people and teams from diverse backgrounds and experiences. You can take advantage of the major’s flexibility to customize your coursework according to your career interests.

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The award-winning Cowboy Journal

What do you get when you mix hands-on magazine production with talented agricultural communications students? The award-winning Cowboy Journal magazine!
The entire Cowboy Journal - writing, editing, layout, design, photography, ad sales and everything in between - is produced by ag comm students in a senior capstone course.

News and Announcements

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Eck

April 16, 2021

Dr. Christopher Eck is a 2019 alumnus of our Agricultural Education Ph.D. program and is now serving as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education in the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Clemson University.

Alumni Spotlight: Carley Snider

April 5, 2021

Carley is a 2019 alumna of our Agricultural Education Masters program and is now a high school agricultural education teacher in western Ohio.

Agricultural Communications Senior Madi Baughman Named a 2020 Orange Gown Recipient

December 12, 2020

Congratulations to Madi Baughman for being named as a 2020 Orange Gown recipient of the Ferguson College of Agriculture.

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