Agricultural Communication

Agricultural Communication

The Agricultural Communication program is designed to prepare students for advertising, public relations, and oral communication within agriculture.

The Associate of Science degree program at Ohio State ATI allows students to complete 50 percent of the curriculum needed to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communication at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Agricultural Communication students will take general education courses in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, rural sociology, music, economics, and agricultural communications.

Agricultural Communication majors must choose an agriculture minor; one should be chosen at Ohio State ATI. Minor options include: agribusiness, animal science, crop science, equine, horticulture, natural resources, production agriculture, and turfgrass.


Students enrolled in the program are required to complete an internship after they transition to the Columbus campus. The internship is a coordinated and supervised experience in agricultural communication including reporting, writing, editing, photography, graphics, broadcasting, advertising, and public relations.

Students in Columbus also have the opportunity to practice their feature writing skills in the production of the college’s student magazine, AgriNaturalist.

Career Prospects

Ohio State ATI students who choose to continue their education at the Columbus campus complete a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication. These graduates are prepared for careers that include:

• Writers and editors for agricultural publications
• Advertising and public relations professionals with commodity groups
• On-air broadcasters and reporters for agricultural radio and television programs
• Directors of communication for agricultural organizations

Agricultural communication graduates have found careers at companies like:

• The Ohio Department of Agriculture
• Ohio Quarter Horse Association
• John Deere
• Farm Credit Services
• National FFA Organization

Others have pursued graduate or professional school.


  1. Ohio State ATI's Horticulture Complex includes six production greenhouses, and extensive gardens, including an All-America Selections garden, cutting garden, shade garden, perennial garden, and herb garden.

  2. Every orginization needs indiviudals with the technical skills to make their company perform at peak levels.  Technical skills training is available in the following areas:

    •  Industrial Automation Maintenance

    •  Apprenticeship Programs

    •  Lean/Six Sigma

    •  Agricultural Business

    •  Production Agriculture