Tag Archives: Agricultural Communications & Journalism

AGCJ 100th Birthday Party Celebration

Although the agricultural communications and journalism program at Texas A&M has had many different names over the years, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the original agricultural journalism program. Our current and former students write everything from #headlinestohashtags and solve global issues through communication and education. Join us in celebrating 100 years of agricultural communications and journalism at Texas A&M! Our celebratory event will take place at the Cavalry Court Stables and feature a happy hour, dinner and live entertainment. Hotel Block A hotel block for Thursday and Friday… Read More →

AGCJ Students Learn Journalism, Teamwork and Leadership in Editor Positions

By: Mollie Lastovica Three students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications are proving the practicality of their degree by taking what they have learned in the classroom and applying that knowledge to part-time jobs in the journalism field. Working as Editor for the Aggieland yearbook, Managing Editor for The Battalion and Copy Editor for the Eagle, respectively, Kalee Bumguardner, Jake Walker and Christen Wilson, are committed to gaining journalism experience outside of the classroom. Second Time’s a Charm Kalee Bumguardner, a graduate student in the… Read More →

AGCJ Student Named 2013 American Horse Publications Travel Award Winner

By: Mollie Lastovica Senior agricultural communications and journalism student Misty Vidrine has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2013 American Horse Publications Travel Award Winners. Vidrine will receive a $750 travel stipend to attend the 2013 American Horse Publications Meet at the Peak Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 20-22. For Vidrine, the decision to apply for this award is one that has led to the opportunity of a lifetime.  She heard about the contest only days before the application was due and decided it… Read More →

Gonzales, Rogers Recognized as Winners of Facebook Photo Contest

By: Mollie Lastovica After accumulating 25 likes on her album of five photos, Hannah Rogers, senior agricultural communications and journalism major, was named as the winner of the 2012 AGCJ 308 Facebook Photography Contest. “Winning the photo contest was very exciting,” Rogers said. “It means that my peers also enjoyed my photos as much as I had hoped them to. It personally gave me the confidence I needed to pursue photography.” A total of 16 students participated in the social media contest as a culmination of their semester… Read More →

Agricultural Communications and Journalism Students Submit Photos for Facebook Contest

Sixteen agricultural communications and journalism students who were enrolled in AGCJ 308, Agricultural Photography, during the fall semester are now displaying their work via social media as part of the 2012 AGCJ 308 Photography contest. The contest, which is taking place on the ALEC Department’s Facebook page, features an album of five photos from each student’s collection. The student whose album receives the most likes will be recognized as a winner and the student whose individual photo receives the most likes will also be awarded. Students who participated… Read More →

Student Leaders Unite at MSC Fall Leadership Conference

By: Mollie Lastovica The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications had strong representation at the 60th Annual MSC Fall Leadership Conference, held August 21-23 at Camp Allen in Navasota. Agricultural communications and journalism senior Travis Burks served on the executive team for FLC as the Director of Delegates and Associate Professor Barry Boyd, Ph.D., attended as a Focus Group Leader for the conference goers. Agricultural communications and journalism students Kalee Bumguardener and Mollie Lastovica and ALEC graduate student Kevin Andrews attended the conference as student leaders representing… Read More →

AGCJ in Practice: Jordan Williford

By: Angela Cox Students in the ALEC department are able to put the skills they learn in class to work every day.  One example is a recent graduate of the agricultural communications and journalism program, Jordan Williford ’12. Williford put theory into practice during her last semester at Texas A&M University by serving as managing editor for the campus newspaper, The Battalion. “I am a journalism major and I really wanted some outside experience on what I was learning in class. I talked to Mr. Nelson [an AGCJ… Read More →

AGCJ Student Mikey Gattus and band on National TV

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