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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
1612 Claflin Road
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

785-532-5633 fax

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Clubs & Activities

Through clubs and activities students learn more about the agriculture communications industry, network with professionals, strengthen skills, build portfolios, establish friendships, and make memories.

Student Advancement Team

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The Agricultural Communications degree program is developing a small team of students to assist with outreach efforts for our major. You can think of this team as “Ag Ambassadors” exclusively for our degree program. Many high school students don’t know that agricultural communications exists as a career field, and we are working to develop more materials and strategies to reach those students.

We would love to have your input, skills, and a bit of your time to help us grow as a program. If you are interested in assisting with this effort AND in developing your communications skills in a real-world setting, contact Dr. Nellie Hill, Umberger 307 or email, nlhill@ksu.edu

Advancement Team Application 

If you have questions or would like more information, send inquiry to Dr. Nellie Hill, nlhill@ksu.edu

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Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

There are many ways to get involved in clubs and activities at K-State. Whether it's a club related to your major or participating in a community service project, the opportunities are endless. Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow is for those who want to communicate within the broad realm of agriculture. Our meetings include social, professional, and business aspects and are a great way to meet students in the agricultural communications major, as well as others. The group offers many opportunities for those looking to obtain further experience in communications. We are excited about this year and all that we have to offer! Look on this page, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, for more information.

ACT Meeting Time

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (September-April) in Umberger 312.

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ACT Club Goals  
  • Reach out to organizations within and outside the College of Agriculture through events.
  • Provide members with necessary and useful tools in the field of agricultural communications and journalism by providing a checklist and interactive professional development activities.
  • Host two philanthropy events per semester.
  • Create and stick to a yearly budget.
  • Increase communication with our members and the public by developing a social media plan and other communication platforms.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Levy Randolph, lrandolph@ksu.edu 

New Requirements: To earn financial support from ACT to attend a professional development conference or Agricultural Media Summit, or to earn funding for contest registrations, dues must be paid and members must attend 70 percent of all ACT functions.

New Annual dues for the 2021-2022 academic year can now be paid with a credit card.
 Click here to pay annual ACT dues
Stay Connected 

Click the boxes below to connect with ACT on various platforms.

OrgCentral Homepage  ACT OrgCentral  ACT Facebook Group  ACT Twitter Link  ACT Instagram Link


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ACT 2021-2022 Officers

Molly Biggs, President

Kreed Curran, Vice President of Development

Bethany Plake, Vice President of Membership

Jessica Jensen, Secretary/Treasurer
Maddy Rohr, Public Relations Director
                                       Kady Figge, Ag Council Representative
ACT Officers 21/22

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