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Agricultural Communication

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Explore our Ag Communication Program

There’s no question, in this day and age, communication is key. So, what if you happen to love agriculture, but you also dig writing and public relations? This degree is a game-changer in the critical need for storytelling in today’s ag industry - be it farmers, leading companies, implement dealers, commodity groups, professional publications, and areas such as food, beverage, livestock and textile industries, who contribute billions of dollars to the United States economy. The program blends agriculture, communication, and liberal education courses that prepare grads for a wide variety of exciting career choices.

Agricultural Communication is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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    Starting Salaries: $50,000-$58,000

Major in the making of you

Flexible Program to Meet your Career Interest

This program has a great deal of flexibility for students to be able to tailor their program to their interests/career choices. The flexibility comes from combining communication and agriculture electives.

I am going to feed the world someday

YOU have the power to make a difference.

Career Options

  •     Communication Specialist
  •     Public Relations Specialist
  •     Event Planner or Manager
  •     Writer or Editor
  •     Director of Communication
  •     Political Advisor, Advocate or Lobbyist
  •     Extension Services Specialist
  •     Digital and Social Media Manager


Agricultural Communication


  • Provides both depth and breadth in two areas of study, giving students opportunities to focus on their areas of interest within communication and agriculture.

  • Students develop and strengthen their writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills, which are used every day in the marketplace of agricultural industries.

  • Our location near the Red River Valley of the North, is one of the world's richest agricultural production areas with many agricultural businesses and opportunities to interact with those industries.

  • Immersed in UMC's distinctive technology culture, graduates are prepared to communicate effectively within agriculture's corporate and public forums.

  • Students benefit from taking courses in both disciplines, which provides a base of knowledge in these areas and prepares students for careers in agricultural communication.

  • Graduates land and even create jobs in all sectors of the economy. 


At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Megan Bell

    Associate Professor
  • Mark Huglen PhD

    Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Charles Lariviere

  • Margot Rudstrom