Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture Communications Careers


Agriculture communications...Who, what, how

From Web design to advertising and broadcasting, agriculture communications offers a variety of professions almost as diverse as the agriculture industry itself.

Outlined below is a sampling of careers the agriculture communications sector has to offer. The amount of training required is a general guide. More or less training could be necessary for a specific job.

High school tips

If you're in high school and interested in an agriculture communications career requiring a four-year degree or additional education, it is recommended you take writing, journalism, technology or business courses in addition to the suggested college preparatory courses determined by the college of your choice. It is also beneficial to take career and technical education courses relating to agriculture, business or technology.

If an agriculture communications career requiring less training than a four-year college degree appeals to you, you're encouraged to participate in a career and technical education program relating to agriculture, business or technology.

Careers that require advanced degrees:

  • College Professor or Administrator

Careers that require a 4-year college degree:

  • Advertising Executive, Manager or Specialist
  • Agriculture Journalist, Photojournalist or Videographer
  • Commodity/Industry Organization Promotion
  • Community Affairs Manager or Specialist
  • Digital Media Manager, Strategist or Specialist
  • Farm Radio or TV Broadcaster
  • Graphic Designer
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Marketing Executive, Manager or Specialist
  • Public Relations/Media Relations Executive, Manager or Specialist
  • Social Media Manager, Strategist or Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Trade Magazine/Publication Editor
  • Web Master/Web Administrator

Careers that require at least some post-high school training or a 2-year degree:

  • Graphic Design Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Photographer, Videographer or Broadcaster
  • Web Design Specialist