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

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. Equally valuable, the programs offered within the department include a partnership with the Brock Center for Agricultural Communication and the Journalism Department which provide additional internship and graduate career opportunities.

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