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.
Title:Earn a University of Minnesota Degree
Title:Communication Careers in the Ag Industry
Title: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.
- 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
AT A GLANCE...
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.
REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.
Meet your future professors
Megan BellAssistant Professor
Mark Huglen PhDProfessor