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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

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Welcome to K-State Agricultural Education

Agricultural education is a major with excellent employment potential that offers a broad view of agriculture. Students learn about agricultural science, animal science, horticulture, agribusiness, agricultural technology management, leadership, crops, soils, and education.

This combination of courses, along with professional education and an emphasis on communication skills, prepares graduates for challenging careers in agriculture.

Discover more about K-State Ag Education

Agricultural Education Brochure



Career Opportunities

Agricultural education graduates who want to teach agriculture have many opportunities to work in rural communities, or in large cities, in Kansas and throughout the nation. Graduates receive competitive salaries and become community leaders.

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Potential Employers
  • High schools
  • Community colleges
  • Animal health companies
  • Soil conservation service
  • Agricultural finance
  • Government agencies
  • Cooperative extension

With further education, graduates can work in community and four-year colleges.

The department boasts a near 100% placement rate for graduates.

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Zachary Callaghan

"My favorite aspect of the Agricultural Education program is the close, family-like

relationship between our small group of faculty and students. The Agricultural

Education faculty serve as close mentors that help us succeed and push us to

pursue new opportunities in our journey's at K-State."

-Zachary Callaghan



Agricultural education students are enrolled in the College of Agriculture and advised by agricultural education faculty. The required courses provide students a well-balanced introduction to all areas of agriculture. Students may select an additional 12 hours of elective credits in three disciplines within the College of Agriculture. 

Leadership Development

The Agricultural Education program culminates with an internship teaching agricultural courses and advising students in an FFA chapter. Click the button below to see what some of our student leaders are currently up to in their teaching internships.

Ag education teaching internships

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Curriculum Information

The agricultural education curriculum develops a diverse agricultural background. While majoring in agricultural education, many students easily achieve a minor within another department in the College of Agriculture. Click below to explore the agricultural education curriculum.

Agricultural Education Curriculum

Transfer Credit

Students who want to take transfer courses are encouraged to contact a K-State agricultural education adviser who can help them choose courses that meet teacher licensure requirements. On average, half of agricultural education students have transferred from a community college.

Transfer student information


Student Activities

The Agricultural Education Club is a great way to develop friendships, gain leadership skills, and learn more about agricultural education. 

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Students will be assigned an agricultural education adviser who will not only guide academics and assist with career planning, but provide information to help with student employment and other personal concerns.

Click here to meet our current acadmic advisers.