Our Commitment

Welcome to the Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing (AECM) division at the University of Minnesota! Our mission is to prepare students to be successful leaders, educators, and communicators in the agricultural, food, and natural resources career field. We are committed to student success and to helping students achieve their educational and career goals. 

Commitment to Students

Committed to serving students since 1910, the University of Minnesota's AECM program strives to prepare quality agricultural educators, communicators, and leaders in the public and private sectors of education and industry. Supported by professional and faculty advising, students are encouraged to individualize their program to meet their interests and to develop a four-year plan for graduation. Students have the opportunity to become involved with campus organizations, experience internships, and seek international experiences.

Commitment to Learning

Committed to educating youth and adults, the AECM program focuses on teaching, research, and service activities in the agricultural and environmental contexts.

Learning opportunities are facilitated by AECM faculty and are represented by classroom learning, field experiences, laboratory/experimental learning, advisement, and informal experiences. AECM faculty are nationally known for their quality teaching, research and service activities.

Commitment to Community

Committed to serving communities and stakeholders from across the state of Minnesota, the AECM program has created partnerships with various community colleges in the state, University of Minnesota-Crookston, public schools, agribusiness, and industry organizations. AECM faculty and staff are committed to listening and implementing stakeholder input for our majors through formal and informal processes. Advice and input are critical in maintaining a dynamic program in a rapidly changing world with increasing technological and human relationship needs.