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Applied Agricultural Communication Studies

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Flexibility and Specialization Can Be Your Path

The B.S. in Applied Agricultural Communication Studies prepares students to be effective communicators in agribusinesses, commodity groups, agricultural advocacy agencies, and other agricultural or environmental organizations. The program provides transferrable skills by emphasizing communication theory and practice in the creation, development, presentation and evaluation of coherent messages. Use these communication strategies to create publications, plan events, and manage projects. The program blends agriculture, communication and general education courses while maximizing flexibility to allow students to choose electives to fit their career interests and expectations.

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Amberly Cox

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Assistant Dir. of Recruitment | (218) 281-8569



Major in the making of you

Career Paths

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

Beginning Salary Range


Required prerequisites

A.A.S. in Agricultural Field or 30 credits of specific coursework Students must complete an A.A.S in an agricultural field or 30 credits of agricultural coursework before enrolling in this degree program.


Applied Agricultural Communication Studies


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

  • Specialization: The Applied Agricultural Communications Studies Major provides a strong foundation in communication applied to a variety of agricultural and natural resource areas.


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
  • Charles Lariviere

  • Margot Rudstrom