Association for Communication Excellence

The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) is the primary professional organization for academicians and communication practitioners whose major focus is agricultural and applied communications at colleges, universities, and government agencies. The international organization was first established in 1913 as the American Association of Agricultural College Editors (AAACE). Other U.S. agricultural communication milestones of this era included the offering of the first university agricultural journalism course in 1905, the beginning of Cooperative Extension in 1914, and the first radio news broadcast in 1916.

AAACE changed its name to the Agricultural Communicators in Education in 1978 and to its current name in 2003. The organizational name changes reflect the evolving professional roles of ACE members from largely publications and ...

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