Agriculture Communications at NC State

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Agriculture Communications is a broad career field that focuses on communicating agriculture-related information between agricultural professionals and the general public. This career field has many job opportunities ranging from journalist to brand manager. This career field is one of the fastest-growing in the agriculture sector. 

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Parker Greene NCSU ’22

Parker Greene is a senior at NC State from the Department of Agriculture and Human Science who will soon be pursuing her Masters in Agriculture Communication. When asked how NC State has prepared her to pursue Agriculture Communication, Parker states “ NC State has given me the resources and experiences to broaden my perspective on the agricultural industry, from studying agriculture abroad to networking with professionals as a student employee. The knowledge I gained from these experiences led me towards the agricultural communication network where I can combine my passion for agriculture and educating others to showcase both producer and consumer perspectives.”

NC State has several courses that can help students prepare for the Agriculture Communications career field. These courses are listed below. 

AEE 325 Planning and Delivering Non-Formal Education
AEE 435 Professional Presentations in Agricultural Organizations
AEE 230 Introduction to Cooperative Extension
AEE 311 Communication Methods and Media
AEC 480 Applied Science Communication
ARE 433 U.S. Agricultural Policy
ARE 475 Food Policy
COM 226 Introduction to Public Relations
COM 289 Science Communication and Public Engagement
COM 436 Environmental Communication

To look at some examples of current agricultural communication jobs please follow this link 

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Gabby Whorley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGabby WhorleyExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Gabby Email Gabby N.C. Cooperative Extension, Caldwell County Center
Updated on Mar 23, 2022
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