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Department of Communications and Agricultural Education

Category: I-June 2015

Progress on the 2025 Mission

A department update by Dr. Kris Boone

The Department of Communications and Agricultural Education is exceeding its goal on increased student numbers based on its K-State 2025 plan.

We’ve experienced a 13 percent increase in student numbers, thanks to recruitment by friends, alumni, students, our faculty and the College of Agriculture. In addition, we have focused recruitment on underrepresented students and have had some success in this, but it an area of need.

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Students Present at ACE, Win Top Research Paper Awards

Story by Cassie Wandersee (master’s student)

Undergraduate and graduate students represented the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education at the 2015 Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine students presented research papers, posters and workshop activities, ranging from revamping educational videos in YouTube to determining the organizational identity of K-State Research and Extension.

The attending group from the Department of Communications and Agricultural Educatio.
Ten attending students and their advisor pose for a group photo before the conference social event.

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FFA Convention and CDE’s

Story by Jordan Pieschl, senior (ACJ)

The College of Agriculture welcomed members of the Kansas FFA Association to campus for state career development events (CDE) and 2015 Annual FFA Convention. Kansas State University hosts  the Kansas FFA Association’s state CDEs and convention, and welcomes more than 1,500 FFA members to campus each year.11658_163690388902_4279328_n

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Faculty Attends AAAE National Conference

Story by Cassie Wandersee, (master’s student)

Four faculty members in the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education attended the American Association for Agricultural Education National (AAAE) Conference in San Antonio. This year’s conference focused on sharing agricultural education research and innovation.aaae

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