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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

2022 AECL Scholarships and Awards

April 15, 2022

More than 80 students and alumni were recognized for their achievements and scholarship at the 2020 Scholarship and Awards Reception.

2022 Teacher in Residence Cameron Dale

March 11, 2022

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications, and Leadership faculty and staff were excited to host Cameron Dale as the spring 2022 Teacher in Residence

AECL Faculty and Students Earn High Honors at the 2022 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Conference

February 25, 2022

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership faculty and students were well represented at the 2022 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Conference and brought home top honors.

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