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Communications and Agricultural Education

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Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

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Dr. Harbstreit to receive VIP citation


Each year, the National FFA Organization recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional support of school-based agricultural education and FFA. On October 21, 2016, Dr. Steven Harbstreit will be awarded the VIP citation at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. In the past three decades, he has directly taught, mentored and graduated 128 of the current 217 agricultural education teachers in Kansas. He will be greatly missed when he retires in January 2017. 

Please read more “Dr. H” in the Grass & Grain article here.

Welcome to campus new and returning agricultural communications and education students!

Classes for the fall 2016 semester start on August, Monday 22, 2016.  If you need assistance, please contact the main office at 785-532-5804 or email Kelly Gurik at kgurik@ksu.edu.  Kelly can help you with advising appointments and can point you in the right direction for any questions you may have.  

Kansas State Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow receives awards


 Kansas State Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) received two Chapter of the Year awards in Membership Recruitment and Social Activities. They also won second place for the Agriculturist. Congratulations!


National Teach AG da

teachagEric Koehlmoos, sophomore in agricultural education, will represent K-State at the 2016 National Teach Ag Day celebration. Participants take part in the Future Agriscience Teacher symposium. Twenty-two other agricultural education students from universities and colleges across the United States will join Koehlmoos in three days of professional development and networking. The event involves professional development training and instruction on various relevant topics. Attendees are able to meet agriculture and education leaders from the state and national levels, tour a POET ethanol plant, and be featured during the National Teach Ag Day live broadcast from POET headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. National Teach Ag Day recognizes agriculture teachers for their positive influence and encourages others to pursue a career agricultural education. Click here for the press release.  

K-Staters earn recognition from the Association for Communications Excellence

K-State faculty, staff and students in the communications and agricultural education department were recognized for their outstanding communications efforts at the national meeting of the association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences June 12-17 in Memphis, Tennessee. For award listing, follow this link. Gloduckmaster

Pictured on the left: Cassie Wandersee, the Duckmaster, Jennifer Ray and Dr. Lauri Baker

Pictured on the right: Gloria Holcombe and Jennifer Alexander

Orientation and Enrollment

Discover endless opportunities to dream, grow and succeed in your academic journey at Kansas State University. Find your passion, gain momentum and study subjects that interest you. Don’t miss K-State’s orientation and enrollment. This is your chance to choose your classes, learn the keys to college success, and more. At orientation and enrollment, you will experience a day of activities and presentations to prepare you for a successful transition to K-State.   

K-State Summer Activities

Don't get a brain freeze - take your time and enjoy summer! Whether you cool off after class at the Dairy Bar with your favorite shake or hit the lanes to get in some bowling, summer at K-State is more that just academics!!!

Click here for the summer activities schedule!


Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement established

The Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement has been establishedBaker at Kansas State University to help small businesses succeed through new media marketing research. This interdepartmental effort represents a collaboration of previous federal grant funding and support from the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

Faculty members leading the center are, from left, Hikaru Peterson, agricultural economics; Lauri Baker, communications and agricultural education; and Cheryl Boyer, horticulture, forestry and recreation resources.