ALEC Department

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

Mike Forsberg and Pete Stegen canoe down the Platte River during filming of the Follow the Water documentary
What is AESC?

What is AESC?

The Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications program (AESC) is in the UNL Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC).

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AESC Student in the field

We now have an AESC Minor!

If you want a minor that will really be noticed by prospective employers, this is it!

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Explore Our Program

Explore Our Program

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication is a versatile major that combines communications skills with science so you’ll be ready for many career options.

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Platte Basin Timelapse

Platte Basin Timelapse

AESC faculty member, Michael Forsberg, uses 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 time-lapse cameras placed along the river’s 900 miles.

Professor Forsberg teaches Digital Imaging and Storytelling in Agriculture and Natural Resources.

View the Project"Follow the Water" Documentary
Strategic Discussions for Nebraska

Strategic Discussions for Nebraska

Strategic Discussions for Nebraska is a publication produced with the assistance of students enrolled in ALEC 480, the capstone course for AESC students. Students interview UNL faculty researchers, then write stories for the publication based on those interviews.

The goal is to explain scientific research clearly and accurately so a general audience can understand and trust the information.

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History of AESC

History of AESC

Communicating agricultural information to Nebraskans was first mentioned in 1887. It’s even more important today – and that is why Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications exists. It’s different now, but communicating for the public good remains the same.

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