Agriscience Education

The Agricultural Education, Extension, and Leadership program at Auburn University is the place for you! Our Program includes 3 faculty, 8 instructors, 13 graduate research/teaching assistants and 10 undergraduate ambassadors. With this degree, you will earn a double major in Agriscience Education and Agricultural Science through the Department of Horticulture.

Prepare for careers in agriculture through outreach training and field experiences in content areas such as animal science, horticulture, agronomy and soils, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanics, forestry, environmental science and so much more!

Our graduates are: agricultural communications officers, agribusiness consultants, agricultural sales reps, agricultural extension agents, marketing professionals, community development officers, natural resource outreach representatives, public relations agents, public policy liaisons, lawyers, state and local government officials, community college faculty, K-12 educators, and hold many other related positions in the agriculture industry. The opportunities through this program are endless!



Programs of Study
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Alabama State Board of Education



Our faculty research initiatives are focused on solving the grand challenges in Alabama, the United States, and internationally. Both graduate and undergraduate students are actively engaged in developing, conducting, and reporting applied and basic research. Initiatives include research on: adoption and diffusion of technological innovations in agriculture; agricultural literacy; agricultural communications; rural community development, sustainability of agricultural resources; international agriculture, and research methods.

Research News



There are several student outreach organizations to become involved with during your studies in this program.

All agriscience education students are members of the Future Agricultural Science Teachers (FAST) organization. As a member of this organization, you will have the opportunity to attend monthly workshops with guest speakers who are in the agricultural industry or currently teaching. FAST members build leadership and networking skills by participating in service-learning projects and student led events.

Our Agricultural Ambassadors promote the Auburn University agricultural education, extension, and leadership program. These students are highly motivated individuals who visit agricultural education classrooms and events throughout the state of Alabama, complete service learning projects, and represent Auburn University at local, regional, and national meetings.

MANRRS is a professional development organization for students and professionals in agriculture, natural resources, and other related sciences with several chapters on college campuses around the globe. MANRRS empowers minorities in agriculture by providing support, networking, academic and professional advancement. Students participate in the Annual National Career Fair, Training Conference, and Regional meetings. Local activities at the Auburn chapter are community clean-ups, mentoring high school students, fundraiser basketball tournaments, planting trees, and resume workshops.

Outreach News