Points of Pride
of students who apply are offered CAFNR scholarships
of graduates are employed or continuing their education
Agricultural education combines interests in agriculture with working with people. Shape the next generation’s understanding of agriculture and its role in society or use communication and human relation skills to obtain leadership roles in many agricultural industries.
Acquire a solid foundation of communication, leadership skills and agricultural knowledge while earning your agricultural education degree from Mizzou’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
This degree will prepare you for a variety of careers, including:
- Agricultural Education
- District Sales Management
- Education Outreach
- Community Development
- Safety Training
- Public Policy
- University Extension
- Technical Advising
- Event Coordination
Work for both public schools and adult education programs. Educate students about the many facets of agriculture – from crops and livestock to economics and marketing – and how that system provides the food we eat.
Put your interpersonal skills to the test working for a variety of private companies and non-profit organizations. Articulate messages about a company’s products or an organization’s cause to the public. Accomplish your company’s goals by utilizing media such as social media, online, radio, television and print publications.
Our agricultural education majors often assume roles for non-profit groups such as 4-H, as well as outreach and extension services. Develop educational programs and activities for youth nationally or regionally.
Previous Internship Highlights
Agribusiness: ADM, DuPont Pioneer, Syngenta, Monsanto, Agrigold, Beck’s Hybrids
Commodity groups: Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, Missouri Beef Industry Council, Missouri Soybean Association
State agencies: Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Wine & Grape Board
National organizations: Agriculture Future of America, Mid America CropLife Association, American Royal, National Association of Wheat Growers
Core Areas of Study
- Communication and Leadership
- Plant Sciences
- Animal Sciences
- Curriculum Development
- Teaching Methodology
- Natural Resources
A minor in animal sciences can supplement an agricultural education degree. Learn about the scientific foundation of many animal-related industries, including livestock production, veterinary medicine and zoos. Coursework in this area includes animal physiology, nutrition, genetics and more.
Clubs & Organizations
- Mizzou FFA
- Ag Ed Ambassadors
- Mizzou 4-H
- Block and Bridle
- National Agri-Marketing Association