Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. Our motto is "Empower, Educate, and Engage." We are committed to empowering the leadership capacity and capability of individuals and groups. We educate youth and adults through agricultural and life sciences, and we impact the quality of life for all through engagement.

Interested in developing the skills and knowledge to help people make decisions?

The Agricultural Education undergraduate major prepares students to become high school agricultural educators, community-based educators, or great agribusiness human development and marketing employees.

The Agricultural Communication undergraduate major is for those who are interested in helping tell the story of agricultural and life sciences and in facilitating science engagement with the public.

The Graduate Studies Program in ASEC is truly unique in its ability to combine a strong, transdisciplinary, people-oriented degrees with work in technical and scientific areas. Both the master's and doctoral programs prepare students to become leaders in the world's food, fiber, and natural resource systems. Specializations include Agricultural and Extension Education, Agricultural & Science Communication, and STEM Learning Systems. Those who wish to lead and help others learn to educate and communicate, often decide to pursue a graduate degree.

We are very well represented by great alumni who are leading and making this a more diverse and equitable world. The department has exceptional students who are preparing to make a real difference in the world today and tomorrow. Our faculty are outstanding classroom teachers who are conducting innovative research that impacts the way people learn in formal and informal educational settings.

Contact Us

Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication
asec@purdue.edu
915 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-8423

Explore the Possibilities of Agricultural Communication and Agricultural Education

Graduate Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate Program

Commencement May 2022
Purdue’s ASEEC Graduate Certificate Prepares Students for Interdisciplinary Agriculture Careers

In the agricultural sector, employers often seek professionals who have both advanced technical and scientific skills as well as soft skills like communication. It is important for agriculture professionals to develop strong communication skills...

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Mariah K. Stollar Awan
Mariah K. Stollar Awan - Graduate Ag Research Spotlight

Growing up with her family’s agritourism business, Sweetapple Farm in southeastern Ohio,...

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Diversity Through the Eyes of the 2024 Unsung Diversity Hero Award Winners

The College of Agriculture honored five Unsung Diversity Heroes on Jan. 19 as a part of the 13th...

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Purdue ASEC to Recognize Distinguished Alumni September 15

Abigail Borron, Aaron McKim, and Travis Park to receive ASEC Distinguished Alumni awards.

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Purdue Dairy Unit
$1 million USDA grant to Purdue aims to boost efficiency at dairy farms

A team of Purdue University researchers has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department...

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Abigail Borron
Abigail Borron: 2023 ASEC Distinguished Alumnus

Abigail Borron (M.S., Youth Development and Agricultural Education, 2007; Ph.D., Youth...

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Aaron McKim
Aaron McKim named 2023 ASEC Distinguished Alumnus

Aaron J. McKim (B.S., Agricultural Education, 2010) has been named a Purdue Agricultural Sciences...

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