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Welcome to Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. The department works closely with the College of Education and College of Media & Communications to offer a valuable degree program.

In addition to receiving a quality education, departmental students are part of a family-like atmosphere and attend many classes together at the university. Faculty members in the department use a student-centered approach to show students how to successfully function in today's fast-paced, technologically advanced job market. Teachers in the department know their students and are available to help students with class projects, advising and job applications. Support like this helps make the transition to campus life at Texas Tech an easy one.

Upcoming Events

April 11 - Area FFA CDEs

April 25 - State FFA CDEs

May 5 - Last day of class


  • Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) Exam study materials have been developed especially for ACOM students. Download Guidebook and Practice Exam with answers.
  • Beginning Fall 2011, students in the department are required to have a personal laptop computer. 

In the Spotlight

Texas Tech's agricultural communications undergraduate program in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications is ranked as the best in the nation, according to a new University of Arkansas study.

Amy Boren, an expert in international agricultural leadership, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications.

Thanks to a grant from the USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Program, Erica Irlbeck, an assistant professor of agricultural communications, and Courtney Meyers, an associate professor in Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, developed a series of seminars called, “Beyond the Farm Gate.”

Led by its public relations students, Texas Tech’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter had a strong showing at the national ‘Ag Media Summit’ in Indianapolis, July 26-30. 

Josh Kroh, a 2000 graduate of Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, has been named the "2014 Producer of the Year Award" by the Texas Pork Producers Association.