What We Do
We provide professional expertise in the areas of graphic design, photography, video and audio, and banner design. Our goal is to support the college mission through the creation of effective marketing publications and products that reflect the College's commitment to excellence for the administration, faculty and specialists.
Our priorities include publications and products for student recruitment, development, alumni relations, Extension, Research and the college administration. In addition, staff members work with others in AgComm to create a wide variety of College promotional materials, including the The Ag Magazine.
We offer a variety of print templates to further the College's visual identity. Additional resources are available through the Marketing Resources site and include extension templates, the College identity standards (logos, stationery, etc.) and marketing tips. We assist with University/College graphic standard compliance and work with the College Marketing Committee to develop marketing tools, templates and policies.
Administration, faculty and specialists needing our marketing services can send an email to Becky. Our creative services are at no cost, with additional charges for materials. Projects funded by grants need to be brought to our attention during the request of a project. Support for the Marketing Resources website and projects like the student viewbook, program marketing, digital banner design and the college logo standards and guidelines are created in this area.
Avoid delays with your marketing project
All publications go through the editing and proofreading process in Ag Comm. The text is checked for voice and grammar accuracy. For revisions to past publications, the text is proofed and changes are sent to the contact person. For new projects, the text is proofed before or during the design process.
Allow AgComm 24 hours to edit/proof text, working directly with Becky on the overall production.
Becky Simmermacher, Marketing Communications section manager, Specialist/Design, 135 Scovell Hall, 859 323-8408
Our award-winning College of Agriculture, Food and Environment AG magazine prints twice a year, with an online version that is one of only a few college magazines that is device friendly.
Our managing editor, story writers, photography and design of the magazine are all part of AgComm.
View issues on issuu.com
Our photographers provide professional images and expertise to all facets of the college. Assignments are based on administrative priorities, project requests and in-house production. See our working list of services we offeroverview_of_media_services.pdf. Our photographers collaborate with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty on campus and extension specialists, associates and agents in every county across Kentucky. Their work is featured in the college magazine, websites and numerous promotional materials, posters and exhibits.
Ag Photo Library - Online photo collection of our photographers photo assignments, projects and archives. Some portions of the library are public but access to the entire library requires college AD login (UK Exchange) username and password.
Steve Patton, Agricultural Communications Specialist, Photographer, 33 Scovell Hall, 859 257-6330
Matt Barton, Agricultural Communications Specialist, Photographer, 33 Scovell Hall, 859 257-3378
Our videographers work with faculty and specialists, providing products for instruction, promotion and documentation. We have video equipment on loan for shooting video, training online, and expertise in video post production. Requests to document events, conferences, seminars and presentations are most easily handled through our camcorder check-out service. Reserve the equipment on a first-come first-serve basis and receive quick instruction on camera and audio operation.
If any video editing is required a PC video production station is now ready and available in Scovell Hall Room 132 for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment faculty and staff to schedule. Again, instruction and guidance to help assist with the editing workflow is typically on site. Scheduling ahead is always best.
Need to make a video?
Examples of a project:
- Facility/multiple location Virtual Tours (Requires 3 months production/ one month post production)
- College-wide promotional marketing video series of instructional videos, under 5 minutes each
- Informational videos 3 min.
- Video and text with static images
- Self-publishing short videos, may need editing by client or Ag Comm
Visit the UKAg Video Center
Brian Volland, Agricultural Communications Specialist / Videographer
137 Scovell Hall, 859-257-7539
David Stalion, Agricultural Communications Specialist / Videographer
132 Scovell Hall, 859-257-3987
Our radio/podcast services include two sound-proof booth locations, on campus and Princeton, and technical assistance with recording and post production is provided.
Video News, contact Jeff Franklin, manager of the news section to discuss a project. He works with the videographers on news-related video services.
We specialize in production of large displays/banners, design/staging exhibits and outdoor signs for the College and Extensions numerous events through out the year.
Visit the marketing resources site for information on outdoor signs, banner information and more. Outdoor signs, banners