Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications

Where your major makes an impact: Equipping the next generation of educators, leaders, and communicators through agriculture.

Our faculty are highly rated for their teaching, research, and outreach programs in teacher education, Extension education, leadership development, internationalization of curriculum and agriculture, distance education, and organizational and community change.

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Our department offers bachelor's and master's degrees leading to exciting careers in the field of communications, education, or leadership.
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Online Degree Programs
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Our online bachelor's and master's degree programs gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace in your own space.
Faculty and Staff
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Our faculty and staff are dedicated to developing leaders in our field and advancing research. Learn more about who they are.
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Learn about the course offerings in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications.
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International Programs
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The Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture advances the international engagement of the UT Institute of Agriculture.

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Explore projects and find resources in our research lab.

Opportunities and Internships

The UTIA Marketing and Communications department is interested in hosting internships for ALEC students interested in magazine or general journalism. They are in particular need of help with writing, editing, and research for UTIA’s flagship magazine, Land, Life & Science.

These internships are unpaid, but offer a tailored experience to fit your specific needs and interests, and give you a wonderful opportunity to grow. You may also be able to use this opportunity as internship credit for ALEC 492. If you are interested in an internship with Marketing and Communications please email

National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

The Communications and Special Projects Coordinator provides operational support, particularly in the areas of public and media relations, social media and event planning. This job helps to fulfill the National Agricultural Law Center’s mission of providing agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural and legal communities. Candidate will have the ability to organize, plan and prioritize work and have the initiative to learn and maintain current knowledge in information dissemination and journalistic conventions, with an emphasis on the expert resources housed in the center. Further, candidate will have the ability to speak and write clearly and communicate ideas successfully as well as a demonstrated working knowledge of social media or other digital tools such as Zoom, newsletter development and similar outreach activities. Candidate will have the skills and ability to assist in website maintenance, including using WordPress. Candidate will work with Center Director and staff to engage in and implement strategic planning, as well as use tools/appropriate metrics to both assess the effectiveness of outreach.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate for the assigned function. Experience in communications, including social media. Experience collaborating with others.

This position is located in Fayetteville, AR. Duties will be performed in-office.

Applications for this position will be accepted until June 24th.