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Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

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Applications for AEC undergraduate scholarships are accepted every fall semester. The Department annually awards more than 30 scholarships totaling over $20,000. The application will become available during the summer semester. All completed application materials must be sent by email to Becky Cook (


The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) awards more than $664,875 in scholarships each year. For more information on deadlines and how to apply, visit the CALS website.

Student Organizations

Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow (ACLT)

In 1970, the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow was established. The UF Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow (ACLT) is one of over 20 chapters representing the National ACT across the U.S. The faculty advisors for this organization are Dr. Ricky Telg and Dr. Lisa Lundy.

Gator Collegiate FFA

UF Collegiate FFA is an organization affiliated with the National FFA Organization. Our goal is to develop students into young professionals by involving them in activities and programs that will enhance their ability to communicate and lead groups of people on a daily basis. CFFA participates in campus wide events, are very active within the AEC Department, and work with Florida FFA members throughout the year. It is a great way to get to know individuals who are interested and involved in the Ag industry! Dr. JC Bunch (Gainesville) and Mrs. Debra Barry (Plant City) serve as the faculty sponsors for this group. Check out the department’s collegiate FFA group page on Facebook!

Alpha Tau Alpha

The Alpha Tau Alpha, Epsilon Chapter, is a national honor society for students in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. The purpose of this organization is to promote the highest academic standards of agricultural education, leadership, communication, and extension education. Undergraduate students meeting a 3.0 GPA and graduate students meeting a 3.5 GPA are nominated for induction into ATA every April. General information can be found on the national website at: For more specific information on ATA, please contact Dr. Brian Myers.