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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

Linnea Langusch Joins Agricultural Communications Faculty

July 28, 2021

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership is pleased to welcome Linnea Langusch as a lecturer in agricultural communications.

AECL Hosts the 2021 Agricultural Education Teacher In-Service Workshops

July 19, 2021

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership hosted the 2021 Ag Teacher In-Service Workshops on the Stillwater campus July 12-14. The workshops are designed to give Oklahoma agricultural education instructors hands-on experiences working with new ideas and concepts related to agricultural education courses and chapter management.

AECL Students Present Research and Earn Awards at ACE Conference

July 13, 2021

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership faculty and students were well represented at the recent Association for Communication Excellence virtual conference, bringing home multiple awards.

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