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Agricultural Leadership Education

Prepares students for professional careers in ag-related industries, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Career paths include organizational development, education and training, human resources, sales, advocacy,and Extension.
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Educational leadership and communication skills are always in demand for future careers!

  • Coursework focuses on designing education and leadership training programs, making professional presentations, developing agricultural literacy programs, utilizing various teaching and training methods, and developing interpersonal communication skills.
  • Practice effective teaching and training techniques using a state-of-the-art presentation suite 
  • Curriculum provides the flexibility for students to specialize in a chosen area of agriculture.
  • Work closely with faculty who have decades of real-world experience, are committed to excellence, and will help prepare you for a future career in the agriculture industry.
  • Apply hands-on learning during a 10-week internship experience with outstanding agriculture businesses and agencies.
  • Change the world by educating people! Students have pursued careers as agriculture literacy coordinators, Farm Bureau managers, 4-H directors, Extension educators, USDA representatives, and agribusiness trainers.

Career Opportunity: 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, Purdue University Extension

Sara Marten
Sara Marten
4-H Youth Development Extension Educators work with 4-H members, parents, volunteers, and community members to organize and run county 4-H shows and fairs. In addition to assisting club and project leaders, they develop youth programs, workshops, and events such as science camps and robotics workshops.