Agricultural Education and Communication

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

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Mastering the Diversity of Agricultural Education

Read how new professionals can make their impact in agricultural education with a Master of Agricultural Education degree.

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Karen Caplan with two Cal Poly PMA students

Center for Growing Talent by PMA and Cal Poly

Every year, Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences sends four student representatives to the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit, where they learn about the fresh produce and cut flower industries. The students, sponsored by the Center for Growing Talent by PMA, are paired with industry mentors that include CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents from world-renowned produce and floral businesses.

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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 and vision of the Agricultural Education and Communication Department is to develop leaders, educators, and communicators to advance and advocate for the agricultural industry in a global economy

Computer Requirements for Incoming Students - Fall 2020

All students entering the Agricultural Education and Communication Department – either as a first-time freshman or as a transfer student – are expected to have a laptop computer to ensure access to computing capability at all times and in all locations, helping to support student success. The specifications provided below are designed to support students’ computing needs through at least four years of Cal Poly instruction. 

The Cal Poly bookstore offers educational discounts for computing hardware. Students who are experiencing financial hardship and who do not have resources available to purchase a computer can contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if any one-time funding may be available. You should email your request to financialaid@calpoly.edu with the subject line: "CAFES Computer Need." Cal Poly provides a host of IT support resources for students.

major os SIZE SCREEN PROCESSOR RAM STORAGE EXAMPLES
Agricultural Communication MAC or PC 13" or 15" At least full HD screen (1920x1080) Intel Core i7 16 GB ram 1 TB SSD

Dell XPS 15 ~ $1,700

MacBook Pro 16 ~ $2,399

Agricultural Science MAC or PC 13" or 15" At least full HD screen (1920x1080) Intel Core i7 16 GB ram 1 TB SSD

Dell XPS 15 ~ $1,700

MacBook Pro 16 ~ $2,399

 

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