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What is Extension education?

The Extension education option has specialized coursework which will prepare you to pursue a career in Extension and to develop science-based educational programs helping the public solve local issues and concerns related to agriculture, community and rural development, family and youth development. 

Why Extension education?

You'll learn to solve local issues and take courses related to leadership theory and rural economic development. You'll create skills which will allow you to facilitate leadership programming and assist in problem-solving.

Career paths

Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:



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 interest.


Real-world experiences

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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