AEC Impact: Developing a Skilled Agricultural Workforce

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) professor emeritus Dr. Kirby Barrick has partnered with Egyptian agricultural schools to improve existing agricultural programs, develop an improved agricultural work force, and ultimately, create a strong national economy. 

AEC Impact: AEC4036/5037 Advanced Agricultural Communication Production

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) professor Dr. Ricky Telg’s video production course, AEC4036/5037: Advanced Agricultural Communication Production, plays a vital role in showcasing University of Florida (UF) research and communicating science to the public.

AEC Impact: Wedgworth Leadership Institute

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) associate professor Dr. Hannah Carter plays a crucial role in the practical application of AEC’s education, communication, leadership and extension curriculum while serving as director of Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (Wedgworth or WLIANR).

Student Teaching Internship

Seven students from the Gainesville campus completed a 14-week student teaching internship during the Spring 2015 semester. The students completed this internship experience at middle and high school agricultural education programs around the state.

AIAEE and AAAE 2015

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) was well represented at both the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) conference, held in The Netherlands, and the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) conference, held in San Antonio, TX.

Graduate Students Visit D.C.

Graduate students enrolled in AEC6316 Overview of International Extension Systems recently returned from a weeklong course trip to Washington, D.C. While in D.C., the students visited with organizations and agencies actively involved in domestic and international extension education.

Cooperative Agreement

On February 25, 2015 representatives from Gwang-ju National University of Education (GNUE) in Gwang-ju, Republic of Korea met with the UF International Center, CALS and AEC to sign a Cooperative Agreement between the two institutions. The agreement is an outgrowth of more than 30 years of association between Dr. Kirby Barrick and several Korean universities.

SAAS 2015

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) was well represented at the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) conference held in Atlanta this February. AEC faculty and graduate students contributed diverse and impactful research to the field at this conference. Read on to view SAAS award winners and presenters.

AEC Holds 2015 ACT Professional Development Conference

AEC student organization, Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow hosted the 2015 Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida January 15-17th. Nearly 200 students, faculty and staff attended from 19 universities throughout the nation.

Lamm Named 40 Under 40 in Agriculture Honoree

AEC assistant professor, Dr. Alexa Lamm, was recently named one of Vance Publishing's 40 Under 40 in Agriculture honorees.

Ag Institute/Farm Credit Candidates Forum

AEC and PIE Center students and faculty attended the 2014 Ag Institute/Farm Credit Candidates Forum on September 25th in Orlando, Florida. The forum brings together top agricultural leaders in the state as well as candidates for state office (including the governor's race) and congressional races.


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