The AECT Department has moved.  We are now located in

Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building Room E108.



The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, AECT, is designed for students to customize their career pathways. The AECT curriculum includes a series of core courses that build a solid foundation in agricultural sciences. Students also have the opportunity to concentrate their studies in education, communications, leadership, or technology to best match their professional goals. Graduates from the AECT program find careers in which they use their agricultural knowledge as well as their education, communications, and leadership skills. Recent AECT graduates are working as agricultural education teachers, public relations professionals, and agricultural technology service managers.



Spring Break- March 18-22
Razorback Leadership Academy- April 6
CFB Meeting- April 9
AECT Club Meetings-April 11
FFA State Convention-April 22-24
AECT Club Meetings- May 2
Dead Day-May 3
Finals-May 6-10

Recent Department Awards


Olivia Caillouet - Arkansas Flower and Garden Scholarship
Lauren Cheevers - AECT Departmental Outstanding Senior
Brooke Clanton -AECT Departmental Outstanding Transfer Student 
Brooke Clanton and Sam Harris - Seniors of Significance
Hailey Gates - AAAE Outstanding Research Poster Presentation
Austin Hamm - AECT Departmental Outstanding Senior
Sam Harris - Truman Scholar
Kylie Ehlers and Isabel Whitehead - Graduate Student Congress
Fawn Kurtzo - AECT Departmental Outstanding Master's Student
Victoria Maloch - 2018 Marshall Scholar
Brandon Moore - Arkansas Agricultural Consultants Association Scholarship
Brooke Taylor - Spitze Public Policy Legislative Intern


Mrs. Casandra Cox - University of Arkansas Outstanding Mentor 
Dr. Donna L. Graham - Southern Region AAAE Outstanding Agricultural Educator; Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame
Dr. Don Johnson - Spitze Land Grant University Faculty Award for Excellence
Dr. Jill Rucker - Bumpers College Alumni Society Outstanding Advising Award; Jack G. Justus Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Kate Shoulders - Faculty Distinguished Rising Teacher Award; NACTA National Educator Award; John W. White Outstanding Teaching Award
Dr. George Wardlow - Fellow in Food Systems Leadership Institute

Department News

Stay up to date!

Curious to whats going on in the department?  Check out the latest on our students and faculty in Ag Wire, featuring stories written by students about the department! Click here.



Give a Little. It Means a Lot!

Think back several years ago when you were at the University of Arkansas. Were you eating lots of ramen noodles, buying used textbooks, and holding a part-time job or maybe two? Well, the Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology students of today—many of whom are first-generation college students—are doing the same things you were to make ends meet and stay in school.

So this is your opportunity to give a special gift . . . give to the AECT Alumni Scholarship Fund! No amount is too small; every penny helps, and together we can make a real difference in students’ lives. Our dollars, when added together, will have quite an impact.

Let’s start with a sage rule called the age rule. If you’re in your 20s, give $20. If you’re in your 30s, give $30. Keep climbing: 40s give $40, 50s give $50, and so on. Write your own ticket. Our students will certainly appreciate more but be happy with any amount that you can give!  The important thing is that you click on the above giving button and give what you can. In this case, even a little means a lot. After all, you are making an investment that pays big dividends—you are investing in a student’s future! And that’s a great way to spend your money.

When you open the scholarship link, do not open the “Designation” box.  You want to leave the second box that says “Other department, program or fund” showing “AECT Alumni Scholarship” or else your contribution will not be directed to AECT scholarships.​

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