Department of Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4004

785-532-5804
785-532-5633 fax

Welcome to K-State Agricultural Education!

Agricultural education (ag ed) offers tremendous flexibility and potential. Jobs are waiting for you. Most agricultural education graduates receive job offers before graduating from K-State. The major offers diverse opportunities to explore agricultural classes and provides great human relations skills.

Meet Mark Witzel

Mack WitzelMark Witzel
Major: Agricultural Education
Hometown: Burlington, Colorado
Why did you choose agricultural education?
I had a hard time choosing between two different majors. I knew that I wanted to work in production agriculture, but I also wanted to work with people. Ag education became a perfect combination of my two passions. I also had a lot of encouragement from my mentor, Mr. Wedel, the Stratton FFA advisor, in Stratton, Colorado. Without his guidance, I wouldn't be where I am at today.
How is the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education helping you with your career goals?
The opportunities that are available with the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education have helped me with accomplishing my goals. I worked with Dr. Jason Ellis in an internship this past spring semester that showed me I truly want to work in education and curriculum development in the future. I have also had great advisors within ag ed who invest their time and expertise in helping all of their students along the way.
What’s your favorite part of being an agricultural education major?
I would have to say the relationships and friendships that we build with everyone in the major is my favorite part of ag ed. Here a K-State, you always hear about how we are a family, and it's true. Within ag education, we work together, spend time in class with each other, study in Hale Library together, and then really get to know one another in Blocks One and Two. Not to mention hanging out on weekends, and going to sporting events together all of the time. It is like I have gained a whole bunch of brothers and sisters!
How have you gotten involved on campus?
With countless clubs and organizations to choose from, you will find more than one club to be involved in. I quickly joined the Ag Ed Club, and Collegiate Cattlemen. They were two organizations that were right up my alley. I then followed my passion for leadership and joined STRENGTHS Advocates, and the Ag Ambassadors. With all of the clubs and organizations on campus, you are sure to find the right fit for you.

Collegiate Cattlemen
Strengths Advocate
Ag Ambassadors
Ag Ed Club

Meet Katelyn Vincent

Katelyn VincentKatelyn Vincent
Major: Agricultural Education
Hometown: Fort Scott, Kansas
"Being involved with the agricultural education family at K-State will make you feel right at home. The students and faculty in the College of Agriculture are welcoming and interested in helping you be successful." — Katelyn Vincent
Why did you choose agricultural education?
I have always wanted to be a teacher and enjoy working with youth. My passion for agriculture has grown throughout my involvement in 4-H and FFA as well as living on a family farm. Ag education was the perfect fit for me.
How is the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education helping you with your career goals?
By making connections within the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education, I have been able to take part in opportunities that will help me in my own classroom. In addition, I have formed a network of faculty within the department who are willing to help me succeed.
What’s your favorite part of being an agricultural education major?
The diversity of the ag ed major has helped me to expand my knowledge of the agriculture industry. I have been able to share my passion about agriculture with others as well as participate in hands-on experiences both in and out of the classroom.
How have you gotten involved on campus?
Collegiate Cattlewomen
Ag Ambassadors
Alpha of Clovia 4-H Scholarship House
Ag Ed Club