Agricultural broadcasters use radio or television to report on stories that will be found relevant by agricultural viewers, but that also may be used by regional and national outlets reaching non-ag viewers.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, broadcasting, or agriculture communications. Strong computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills. Video and audio editing skills are preferred.
To pursue a career as an agriculture broadcaster:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, writing, English, computer courses and public speaking.
Where can I work?
There are many trade publications that are agriculture specific that would prefer to hire someone with an agriculture background. Some newspapers have agriculture reporters and there are also agriculture radio and television shows and stations across the country that have agriculture staff or are solely focused on agriculture.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an agriculture broadcaster will be good over the next five years.
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