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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

Katie Starzec 

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Communications and Journalism


309 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Phone: 785-532-1163
Fax: 785-532-5633

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Dr. Starzec teaches and advises students in agricultural communications and journalism. Her teaching areas are environmental communication, strategic communication, and principles of layout and design.  With a background in natural resource management related to water and soil, Dr. Starzec’s extension appointment revolves around communication strategies for environmental and conservation efforts, including communication’s role in landowner decision-making; outreach strategies for watershed management; and partnerships in natural resource conservation. 

 B.S. Agricultural Communications and Journalism, 2010 Kansas State University

Ph.D. Environmental Design and Planning, 2015 Kansas State University  

Top 5 Strengths: Learner, Input, Analytical, Restorative, Achiever