Leadership

Why should I choose the Agricultural Leadership concentration? 

The concentration works to equip students with the development of key indicators of future professional success, including:

  • Personal leadership (team building, goal setting and professional skills)
  • Strategic thinking and behavior
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Service learning
  • Community and organizational leadership

The agricultural leadership concentration is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in community, state and national agricultural organizations and agencies.

What can I do with my concentration in Agricultural Leadership?

Students with an Agricultural Leadership concentration can find careers in:

  • Cooperative extension services
  • Agricultural business and industry
  • Training and promotions
  • Public policy
  • Human relations
  • Agricultural sales
  • Farm service agency representative
  • Banking
  • Community outreach and non-profit

What courses do I take with an Agriculutral Leadership concentration?

Students choosing the agricultural leadership concentration complete interdisciplinary coursework focused on leadership, communication, and business principles in the food and fiber industry.

Concentration Checksheets: 

Agricultural Leadership

Semester-by-Semester Degree Plans: 

Agricultural Leadership

For degree plans prior to 2019-2020, see the Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology Degree Archives.

How can an Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology student be involved?

The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology and the university offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

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Quick Facts

Department:
Agricultural Education, Communications & Technology

Average Starting Salary:
$60,170*

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:
78.6%*

Internship Required:
Yes

Commonly Paired Minors:
Agribusiness, Agricultural Communications

*Based on most recent Career Development Center Outcomes Report


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