Agricultural Education

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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.

Career Opportunities

Acquire a solid foundation of communication and 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

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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.

Public Relations

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.

Youth Programs

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.

CAFNR Ambassadors at Missouri FFA ConventionPrevious 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

Major requirements for Agricultural Education degree

Minor requirements for Agricultural Education

Minor requirements for Agricultural Leadership

Courses for Agricultural Education degree

Download the degree program overview (PDF)

Related Minor

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 zoology. Coursework in this area includes animal physiology, nutrition, genetics and more.

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Clubs & Organizations

  • Mizzou FFA
  • Ag Ed Ambassadors
  • Mizzou 4-H
  • Block and Bridle
  • National Agri-Marketing Association