Agricultural Communications

College of ACES & College of Media

Careers

Careers

Graduates are prepared for a variety of communications careers for:

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Graduates are uniquely positioned to be employed in a variety of communications careers dealing with any facet of agriculture –whether that be farms, food, nutrition, the environment, animals, natural resources policy, just to name a few. Below are some examples of types of careers our graduates typically pursue.

PUBLIC RELATIONS or ADVERTISING

Junior or Account Executive at a PR or advertising firm that handles brands, organizations, and businesses in agricultural industries (e.g., Charleston | Orwig, Osborn & Barr, Rhea + Kaiser).

Corporate Communications for a major company in an agricultural industry (e.g., Kraft, Stonyfield Organics, Monsanto)

Communications Director/Assistant/Specialist for an agricultural organization or nonprofit (e.g., any livestock breed or crop commodity association, an environmental or nutrition advocacy group)

JOURNALISM

Correspondent or writer for an agricultural publication (e.g., Farm World, Equestrian, Living Green) or any publication that may want a reporter that specializes in science or agriculture related topics

Multimedia creator/editor for agricultural news outlets both traditional and online-only (e.g., AgWeb) or any outlet that may want a reporter that specializes in science or agriculture related topics

Photographer for an agricultural publication or any publication that may want a photographer that specializes in shooting food, animals, scientific topics, or agricultural scenes.

Broadcaster for TV, radio, or webcasts. Our graduates can work for any media outlet.

Join a GROWING career field

Data compiled from AgriMarketing.com, United States Department of Agriculture/Purdue University, AgCareers.com 2011 Agribusiness Job Outlook Report