Document Search



About Us



This international resource and service from the University of Illinois features concepts, issues, media and methods for human communications related to food and nutrition, farming and rural life, natural resources and the environment, renewable energy, natural fibers, rural development and other aspects of agriculture. Welcome to this interactive website and please check with us whenever we can help you identify and gather information.


Mailing Address

510 Funk ACES Library
1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 

News rss

Jul 6, 2016

Jun 6, 2016

May 10, 2016

The Agricultural Communications Documentation Center

ACDC Banner

Welcome to the ACDC!

The Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC) is home to more than 40,000 agricultural communications documents from 170 countries.

This unique collection is developed and maintained by agricultural communications faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The information services provided by ACDC are available to students, teachers, researchers, professional communicators and others interested in communications related broadly to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural affairs.

Check Out our Digital Exhibits

(Currently: A Century of Publishing: 100th Anniversary Editions)

Start Your Document Search Here

Communicator Activities

  • “Sustainable agriculture – made in Germany.” 2016 Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).
    Bonn, Germany.
    July 13-17, 2016
    Information: https://ifaj2016.de/en/programm/main-congress/
  • “Your gateway to excellence.” Agricultural Media Summit. Joint meeting of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA), Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and Agri Council of American Business Media. Also annual meeting of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT).
    St. Louis, Missouri.
    July 23-27, 2016
    Information: http://www.agmediasummit.com
  • Annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
    Sacramento, California. 
    September 21-25, 2016
    Information: http://www.sej.org/calendar/sej-26th-annual-conference

ACDC on Twitter twitter logo