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What is agricultural leadership?

Agricultural leadership provides you with a deep understanding of leadership theory and its application. The five core values of the major are commitment to agriculture, authentic leadership, diversity, critical thinking and professionalism.

Why agricultural leadership at OSU?

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.

Career paths

Leadership is the number one attribute employers seek in new college graduates closely followed by the ability to work in a team, according to a 2016 study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Agricultural leadership graduates can look forward to working in one or more of the following fields:


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



Agricultural leadership majors complete 10 leadership classes as they prepare to serve as future leaders and integral team members in the agricultural industry.


Fast fact

The agricultural leadership major offers 18 hours of electives, allowing students ample flexibility to pursue personal interests.


Real-world experience

To best prepare you for the real world, you will be required to complete an internship or student teaching experience prior to graduation. The opportunity to work at a business or organization in your field of study or to teach in a high school classroom as part of your undergraduate experience will prepare and develop you into a well-rounded agricultural professional.


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