Agricultural Education and Communication

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

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Well Rounded Education

Our students take a wide variety of courses in agriculture, including such courses as equipment safety & operation, food & fiber marketing, desktop publishing, animal production, and crop science.

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The Brock Center

The Brock Center produces two magazines per year focusing on local, state and national agricultural issues, as well as local events.

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Meet Industry Leaders

Cal Poly's AG 452 Class, Issues Affecting California Agriculture, gives students the opportunity to meet with leaders in the industry.

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Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Our Mission

The mission of the Agricultural Education & Communication Department is to contribute to the improvement of agricultural instruction in the state of California and prepare agricultural communicators who will promote agriculture and serve the needs of the agricultural industry.

The Agricultural Education & Communication Department has a long history of leadership and service to the college, the university and the agricultural education profession in California.  In recent years, a new, exciting, and related emphasis has become integrated into the mission.  A partnership with the Brock Center for Agricultural Communication and Journalism Department has enhanced career opportunities for our graduates.

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Any questions or comments should be sent via email to: or call our department at 805-756-2803.

Updates (05/31/2017)

2017 Masters of Agricultural Education LATE Spring Schedule is as follows:

  • Monday (June 19) through Saturday (June 24)
  • CATA Conference June 26-30 - no classes
  • Monday (July 3) [Holiday - 4th of July], Wednesday (July 5) through Friday (July 7).

ENROLL NOW - Please read the enrollment procedure to avoid complications with your enrollment:

  • AGED 520 Program Development in Agricultural Education (Gorter & Swan) 7:10 - 10am (Note... AgEd 520, 523, & 539 are only required courses for MAE degree)
  • AGED 538 Laboratory Integration in Agricultural Education, (De Lay) 10:10 -1pm
  • AGED 570 Leadership, (Goldenberg) 1:10 - 4pm
  • AGED 570 Maximizing SAEs in Livestock, (Freeman) 4:10 - 7pm

State FFA Finals - These results will be deleted on July 1, 2017.

    Read our departmental update (Spring 2017 edition)

    Students: Your Academic Advisor is Rachel Johnson (  She is located in Building 74M, room A111.  Student peer advisors are available for drop-in visits, or drop by to make an appointment with Ms. Johnson.

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      Graduation Ceremony

      CAFES Commencement: June 11 @ 4PM

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      Department Reception

      June 11th @ 2PM in bldg. 10 courtyard 

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      Summer Term Begins

      June 15, 2016

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