The James F. Evans Global Center for Food and Agricultural Communications is committed to advancing the sector to create a better, more sustainable future for producers and consumers.

Professional development and training

The ever-evolving field of agricultural communications requires participants to upskill and be on top of the latest and most effective practices and techniques.

Global awareness and outreach

Food and agriculture gives the world common ground like no other sector and represents an extraordinary global opportunity for communicators.

Thinking critically about communications

Looking at issues from multiple perspectives helps develop critical thinking skills needed to effectively communicate about the complex food and agriculture sector.

Jim Evans and a group of students pose in front of the large Abraham Lincoln painting in the ACES Funk Library.

Illinois launches global center of excellence in food and agricultural communications