Agricultural Communication and Marketing

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About the Major

The Agricultural Communication and Marketing major prepares you for a career in business or marketing for food and agricultural companies. The curriculum provides students a solid background in three core areas including communication studies, business management, and applied agricultural sciences.

Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Administrative Representative Second Harvest Heartland
Agricultural Research Tech Betaseed
Client Engagement Specialist Clutch Performance
Communication Managenent Trainee Seaboard Foods
Communications and Marketing Specialist CFANS Office of International Programs
Communications Specialist MN Farm Bureau
Communications Specialist AURI
Customer Retail Manager The Kraft Heinz Company
Customer Service Representative CHS
Director of Communications & Outreach Wisconsin Beef Council
District Sales Manager Trainee Bayer Crop Science
Farm Hand Frogtown Farm
Feed Sales Kent Feeds
Logistics and Export Coordinator AMS Genetics International LLC
Management in Training Rehbien's Agricultural Services
Manager of Operational Excellence Peterson Turkey Hatchery and Ferndale Market
Marketing Coordinator PURIS
Member Relations Coordinator Marine Retailers Association of the Americans
Onboarding Analyst United Health Group
Pharma Liquid Sales Rep Syntegon
Precision Ag Specialist Crystal Valley Cooperative
Program Assistant Midwest Dairy
Program Technician United States Department of Agriculture - Farm Service Agency
Region Sales Agronomist Central Farm Service
Sales Agronomist Federated Co-Ops
Sustainability & Communications Coordinator First District Association

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Program School
Agricultural Business Southern Arkansas University
Agriculture and Applied Economics University of Missouri
Education University of Minnesota
Youth Development Leadership University of Minnesota

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Client Engagement Specialist
  • Communications Manager
  • Digital Media Associate
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Program Assistant
  • Sales Agronomist

Top Employers

  • CHS
  • Crystal Valley
  • Midwest Dairy
  • MN Farm Bureau
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • United Health Group
  • USDA - Farm Service Agency
  • Wisconsin Beef Council

Types of Employers

  • Agricultural business organizations
  • Agriculture magazines/publications
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Co-ops
  • Government agencies 
  • Market research firms
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Retail food companies 

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: agriculture, communication, marketing, supply chain, sales, financial.
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.