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What is agricultural communications?

The agricultural communications major combines courses in communications and agriculture to develop well-rounded professionals for careers in writing, advertising, public relations, web content management, photography, social media and video production.

Why agricultural communications at OSU?

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 your success.

Career paths

Agricultural communications graduates are poised and prepared to be a one-person communications department for a small business or fit seamlessly in a large organization. You can choose the area that best suits your personality and strengths.


annually awarded by the OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership

Student success

OSU Student Megan Silveira, Denair, California

“Agricultural communications encompasses all facets of communications. From journalism to infographics to photography, agricultural communications is all about everything the public needs to have a better understanding of what agriculture is about.”

- Megan Silveira
Denair, California


In the capstone course, senior students use the skills they have developed to produce the Cowboy Journal, a full-color magazine distributed to OSU CASNR alumni as well as students, faculty, staff and others interested in the college.

OSU agriculture and communications majors graduating

Fast fact

OSU students have won more National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) Critique and Contest awards than students from any other university in North America.

Real-world experience

Students in the department are required to complete an internship or student teaching experience prior to graduation. The opportunity to work at a business or organization in their field of study or to teach in a high school classroom as part of their undergraduate experience prepares students and develops them into well-rounded agricultural professionals.

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