Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

Developing Human Potential

Explore the career opportunities available in agricultural leadership, education and communication focusing on agribusiness, industry training positions, secondary agriscience instruction, extension education, agricultural and environmental sciences communication, and international agricultural education.

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AESC Student reporting for Streaming Science
Shelby Anderson, an agricultural and environmental sciences communication major at Nebraska, hosts "Streaming Science: Ranches, Rivers and Rats" on the Switzer Ranch near Burwell. More than 200 students from across the state tuned in to the live interactive electronic field trip. (Jamie Loizzo/Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication)

What are Alec students doing?

Lincoln, Neb. — A new program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is giving the public an inside look at scientists' lab and field work. Streaming Science is a student-driven science literacy program that highlights the work of scientists conducting critical agricultural and environmental research in Nebraska labs and landscapes. Through a series of courses and hands-on experiences, students majoring or minoring in agricultural and environmental sciences communication produce photo essays, videos, podcasts and online field trips.

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ALEC in Action Newsletter

I see some students who are hesitant about whether or not they have what it takes to be a leader and who are just completely nervous. By the end of the year they are so seasoned, it is like a graduation watching them go off and experience the rest of their academic career with all the skills they learned." Carmen ZafftAssistant Professor of Practice in the ALEC Department
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Platte Basin Timelapse

Platte Basin Timelapse

Two AESC faculty members, Michael Farrell and Michael Forsberg, are using the power of photography and storytelling to show the Platte River Basin in motion. The Platte Basin Timelapse project follows the Platte River Basin through the lenses of 40+ time-lapse camera systems placed along the 900 miles starting with the Platte River's headwaters, through the Continental Divide in the Colorado Rockies to the river's confluence with the Missouri River on Nebraska's eastern border.

Farrell is Special Projects Manager for Nebraska Educational Telecommunications in addition to his faculty appointment with AESC.

Forsberg is owner of Michael Forsberg Photography and is a National Geographic photographer in addition to his faculty appointment with AESC.

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Contact Us

We are happy to answer all your questions about the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication!

For general questions, contact:
Jennifer Greenlee, ALEC Office Assistant
143 Filley Hall
jgreenlee2@unl.edu
402-472-2807