Ag Comm students recording for class

The Purdue Agricultural Communication Program

Prepare for a profession that serves society and industry by promoting awareness and understanding of food, agriculture, and science issues.

Agricultural Communication is a perfect option for creative young communicators who are interested in food, agriculture, or the environment. Our students learn to engage rural, suburban, and urban audiences through a variety of media - print, broadcast, social, online, and more. Our students develop skills and gain experience in public relations, marketing, journalism, and new media through diverse coursework and competitive internships.

Agricultural Communication students preparing interviews in our multimedia studio.

Agricultural Communication graduates have the advantage of excelling in communication, science, and agricultural courses - a combination future employers value. Our graduates hold a wide variety of professional positions in advertising, marketing, reporting, editing, graphic design, public relations, media production, sales, photography, and more. They work for agricultural commodity organizations, government agencies, mass media, and advertising and public relations firms.

According to the most recent data, Agricultural Communication graduates enjoyed 100 percent placement and a starting salary of $43,587 - Purdue Agriculture Employment Summary

Although part of a large university, the Purdue Agricultural Communication program offers a small, close-knit community. Some of the benefits of Agricultural Communication at Purdue include personalized advising, small class sizes, and individual attention to help you achieve your career goals.

Innovation drives constant change. Never has it been more important for people to have accurate, understandable information about the food we are eating, the natural resources we are using, and the agricultural technology that is transforming our lives.

If you would like to play a role in that change, Agricultural Communication could be just the career choice for you.

Find Out More

Kevin Leigh Smith
Academic Advisor/Continuing Lecturer

Dr. Mark Tucker

Agricultural Communication degree requirements from the Purdue Agriculture Office of Academic Programs

Agricultural Communication Program Checklist and Four-year Plan of Study PDF Icon (1MB) PDF

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Purdue Agricultural Communication Core Competencies

See What Our Students Have to Say

Agricultural Communication students in our Digital Storytelling course prepared these videos about our program.

"What Do Students Think of the Purdue AgCom Program?" spring 2020.

"After I Graduate . . ." fall 2019.