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Agriculture: Concentration Agri-Communication

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Why Study Agri-Communication

Agriculture is one of the most important areas you could choose because it addresses a basic human need—food and other natural resources. Agricultural and natural resources industries are changing rapidly, and the need for clear communication and leadership in them has never been greater. The Agri-Communications concentration will prepare you to take charge of your future in agriculture as you blend theory and knowledge from production agriculture with public relations, writing, and digital media production. In today's economic environment, there is a need for people with communication skills who also understand scientific agriculture.

Students who wish to combine their knowledge in agricultural systems with competence in public relations, sales, journalism, photography, and media in providing the public with relevant agricultural information will benefit from the academic opportunities presented in APSU’s Agri-Communications program.

Agriculture courses are delivered in small class settings with individual attention from faculty with experience and expertise in agriculture.  Students have an opportunity for hands-on learning at the 440-acre University Farm and Environmental Education Center to study livestock, crops, forestry, wildlife and natural resources.   

APSU faculty who teach courses to Agri-Communications students have a wide variety of research and teaching expertise in Agricultural leadership, education and communications, writing, and Natural Resource Management.

What Will I Learn

These courses introduce students to the broad array of agricultural-related subject areas which provide a comprehensive understanding that will be useful in future agriculture-related careers such as:


Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

Agri-Communication Sample 4 Year Plan

General Education Core


Donald Sudbrink

Professor, Chair of Department of Agriculture

In addition to leading the APSU Department of Agriculture and teaching classes on grounds at the University's Clarksville campus, Dr. Sudbrink also helps manage the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center.

This 440-acre property boasts a large demonstration area showing the production of cattle and farm commodities, an observatory and other opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

"We have other departments and programs like Biology, the Center of Excellence for Biology, Astronomy and Physics, Military Science and even some Art students," Sudbrink said. "There are many opportunities at the farm for our students in Agriculture and other Austin Peay students as well."