Welcome to AgCom 844 Theory in Agricultural Communication. I am Dr. Lauri M. Baker, your instructor for this course. I am an associate professor in agricultural communication at Kansas State University.

I believe theory is at the root of understanding and interpreting the world around us. This is a critical time for the agricultural industry with new opportunities and challenges around every corner. The general public is curious about how their food is produced, and this offers agricultural communicators a platform to start real discussions about food production. How can we start these discussions? How can we communicate effectively? How can we make sure our messages aren’t lost in the confusion? All of these questions can be answered through the study and interpretation of theory.

I invite you to explore theory in agricultural communication with me this semester. Consider this website your portal into this world of exploration. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.