ACEL Weekly Update – March 31, 2016

Upcoming Events

April 5 – Thank a Donor Day!, Ag Admin 105, 11:30-1pm
April 6 – ACEL GSA Professional Development Conference, 10am-4pm, AAA
April 6 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 7 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 11 – Annual ACEL Banquet, 4-H Center
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 14 – Buckeye Summit, Ohio Union
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics
May 6 – Graduating Senior Luncheon, 4-H Center

News

On our website

ACEL students receive study abroad scholarships
Department to hire Academic Program Coordinator

On our Blog

Industry in the News – March 25, 2016
Department to Hire Academic Program Coordinator
National Teach Ag Internship Applications due soon

ACEL Banquet on April 11
The annual recognition dinner for 2016 graduates, scholarship recipients and others will be the evening of Monday, April 11 at the Ohio 4-H Center at 6pm. All ACEL students are invited to attend. RSVP here to receive a sponsored student ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 by contacting wickham.24@osu.edu.

If you are interested in serving as a speaker during the event, contact  Emily.

NAAE Intern Applications Due
The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2016 National FFA Convention career show, October 19 to 22 in Indianapolis, IN and throughout the year at the state level. For more information and to apply, visit here.

CFAES Thank a Donor Day
Tuesday, April 5th is Thank-a-Donor Day! CFAES will be celebrating by writing thank you notes to our loyal donors! This is a simple way to show our supporters our appreciation.  Lunch will be provided, so please join us for as long as you can!

What: Writing short thank you notes to our college’s loyal donors
Where: Columbus Campus – Ag Admin Building Room 105
Wooster Campus – ATI Housing Community Room
When: April 5th from 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Who: Open to all CFAES – Faculty, Staff and Students
How: Supplies and scripts will be provided. Simply show up and write!

Please RSVP to Emily at jewell.97@osu.edu, to make sure we have plenty of food and beverages.

Grad Student Professional Development Conference
The Graduate Student Association for the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership will host a professional development conference on April 6, 2016 in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium. For additional information and to RSVP visit: http://go.osu.edu/ACELconference2016

Agricultural Communication Critique & Contest
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow members are invited to submit work to the NACT Critique and Contest. Divisions include writing, publication, electronic media, photography, design and layout, and public relations, with multiple categories in each division. Complete rules listed here and entry form here.

CFAES Cultural Exploration April 30
Join CFAES faculty, staff, and students for a cultural exploration on April 30. We will travel to the National Underground Railroad Museum and Freedom Center followed by an afternoon at Jungle Jim’s International Market. There is no cost but you must register here and provide a $5.00 seat deposit. For those on Columbus Campus you can drop it off to the front desk in room 100 of the Agricultural Administration Building. For Wooster Campus you can drop it off in room 128 Skou Hall. We are providing transportation from Wooster to Columbus to the Freedom Center and Jungle Jim’s.

Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP).
Interested in living and working in our nation’s capital while earning a full semester of Ohio State credit? Make the Capital your classroom! Become a John Glenn Fellow with the Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP). Fall 2016 applications are due Monday, April 4, with interviews the following week. The application is now open and can be accessed on our website. Contact WAIP Program Manager Katy Hogan at hogan.124@osu.edu with further questions.

Future Leaders Forum Fellowship Announcement 2016
The Future Leaders Forum, supported by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD), represents an opportunity for students to become more familiar with international agricultural activities undertaken in Washington, D.C. as well as an opportunity to network with potential employers, colleagues, and collaborators. The fellowship supports attendance at AIARD’s annual conference in Washington, DC from June 5-7, 2016, followed by visits to a number of globally-engaged agencies and organizations in the area (e.g. USAID, USDA-FAS, World Bank, etc.). The application is online and due by April 12.

Buckeye Summit to be hosted on April 14
At the Buckeye Summit, you’ll join Ohio State researchers and passionate students in discussing real solutions. Find out more about the four focus areas that will guide our discussion: Farming and environment, Health and nutrition, Business and entrepreneurship, and policy. Register online.

Scholarships

List of agriculture industry scholarships

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Update
Winter Break 2016 Study Abroad Programs (applications are due April 1, 2016)

 

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
American Feed Industry Association – Meetings and Events Intern (Arlington, Virginia)
Land O’Lakes – Feed Sales Intern (Chicago, Illinois)
Land O’Lakes – Corporate Communications Intern (Arden Hills, Minnesota)
Miller Coors – Media Relations Intern (Chicago, Illinois)
NAAE – Teach Ag! Intern
NBC Universal – Film Internship (New York City)
Olam – Marketing Communications Intern (Fresno, California)
Pharma – Communication Internship (Whippany, New Jersey)
Porsche Cars North America – PR Communications Intern (Atlanta, Georgia)
Student Opportunity Summit – Public Relations Internship (Mobile, Alabama)
Warner Bros. Entertainment – New Line Internship (Burbank, California)

Full-Time Job Openings

Ohio State, ACEL – Grad and eLearning Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, FYE – Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Multicultural Center – Coordinator Student Services (Columbus, Ohio)
Utah FFA – Executive Secretary (Logan, Utah)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Noble County – Program Coordinator
OSU Extension, Trumble County – Educator, 4-H
OSU Extension, Monroe County – Educator, 4-H

Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye 
(must be logged in to Hire-A-Buckeye to see these job listings)
Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Teach Ag Internship

Teach Ag Ambassador Applications DUE THURSDAY!

Each year, the National Teach Ag Campaign selects an elite group of agricultural education majors to represent the profession and encourage others to teach agriculture. The application for the 2016-17 ambassador program is now available. Click here to apply.

Position Description:

The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2016 National FFA Convention career show, October 19 to 22 in Indianapolis, IN and throughout the year at the state level.

Ambassadors will be responsible for the logistical operations of the Teach Ag booth during FFA Convention; including booth set up and teardown, staffing the interactive activities, general booth maintenance and other Teach Ag related activities that occur during the week of National FFA Convention. After National FFA Convention, ambassadors will be responsible for hosting Teach Ag workshops throughout their states to promote the mission and goals of the National Teach Ag Campaign. In addition, ambassadors will also be required to communicate via social media and html emails about the National Teach Ag Campaign and their term as ambassadors to individuals interested in pursuing a career in teaching agriculture.

Selection for ambassadorship is a competitive process, and being selected means we believe you are one of the nation’s best and brightest future agriculture teachers. Final selections may also include a phone interview.

Ambassadors are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the National FFA Convention. The National Teach Ag Campaign will reimburse up to $250 of your travel expenses. The National Teach Ag Campaign will provide accommodations and reimbursement for meals during your time in Indianapolis. Meal reimbursement is capped at $45/day.

Ambassadors are required to be in Indianapolis on Sunday, October 16 (time to be decided at a later date) for orientation and training. Ambassadors must also be available the rest of the week for booth set up, booth coverage and must stay through booth teardown and loading on Friday, October 21. There may be additional engagement opportunities during the week as well. Selected ambassadors must attend a mandatory orientation webinar in late summer (an exact time and date will be arranged with the selected ambassadors), along with an introductory training webinar prior to National FFA Convention. Anyone who does not attend these webinars or who cannot stay for the duration of the FFA convention cannot participate in the ambassador program.

Industry in the News

Education

Ag School again faces prospect of losing state funding

Mooove it to the Brickyard for Ag Awareness Week

South Summit teacher digs into passion for FFA

Communication

Delivering the Ultimate Social Media Customer Service Experience

Wisconsin ag secretary discusses drones, land prices at Southwest Tech

Community

Organic farm at center of new ‘agri – community’ in Morrow

Local community supports farmers’ market that lost location

Leadership

AgrIInstitute provides ag leadership education

UT Austin Brings Leadership and Research Expertise to White House Water Summit

Industry

Agriculture industry struggling to find workers

Demand for ag teachers, workers exceeds supply

Department to Hire Academic Program Coordinator

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership is seeking a candidate for a new Graduate and eLearning Program Coordinataor position.

This psotion will serve as the coordinator for the department’s graudate programs (M.S., M.Ed. & Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE)) and supports departmental distance education and eLearning. Coordinating logistics for marketing, recruitment and application review for graduate students, graduate student serivces and serving as a liaison between the Office of Distance Education and eLearning and ACEL are also included in responsibilities.

Additional details about the position can be found on the Ohio State Human Resources website. Applications should be submitted through the Ohio State Human Resources website. The deadline to apply is April 3, 2016.

ACEL Weekly Update – March 24, 2016

Upcoming Events

March 28 – CFAES Professional Development Night
March 30 – Regional Campus Transition Day
April 6 – ACEL GSA Professional Development Conference, 10am-4pm, AAA
April 6 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 7 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 11 – Annual ACEL Banquet, 4-H Center
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics
May 6 – Graduating Senior Luncheon, 4-H Center

News

On our website

Check back next week!

On our Blog

Dear Brazil, Obrigada by Mary Siekman
Snider named 100 Fresh Perspectives by Farm Credit
ACEL to Hold Recognition Banquet
Eight ACEL students selected as CFAES Peer Mentors
Four ACEL Alumni Recognized by CFAES Alumni Society

ACEL Banquet on April 11
The annual recognition dinner for 2016 graduates, scholarship recipients and others will be the evening of Monday, April 11 at the Ohio 4-H Center at 6pm. All ACEL students are invited to attend. RSVP here to receive a sponsored student ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 by contacting wickham.24@osu.edu. If you are interested in serving as a speaker during the event, contact  Emily.

Grad Student Professional Development Conference
The Graduate Student Association for the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership will host a professional development conference on April 6, 2016 in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium. For additional information and to RSVP visit: http://go.osu.edu/ACELconference2016

Professional Development Night “Creativity in the Workplace”
Are you looking for an opportunity to polish up your professional skills? To network with industry leaders, and enjoy a 3 course dinner with friends? Then join student council in our annual Professional Development night event March 28 from 6- 8 pm. Our theme is “Creativity in the Workplace” so come dressed in business-casual, and ready to show off your originality!!! Tickets are currently on sale in Kottman 210, and Ag Admin Building 100. Table reservations for club use are also available.

Agricultural Communication Critique & Contest
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow members are invited to submit work to the NACT Critique and Contest. Divisions include writing, publication, electronic media, photography, design and layout, and public relations, with multiple categories in each division. Complete rules listed here and entry form here.

AgriPOWER taking applications for next class
The AgriPOWER Institute is a leadership and advocacy development program, which consists of seven multi-day institutes (17 total days), covers public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Additionally, specific sessions will help class members develop important skills necessary to become an effective leader and advocate. Two of the institute sessions will be held out of state, one in Washington, D. C., to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues. More in depth information can be found at OFBF.org.  Click here for a complete list of dates for the Class VII sessions and session topicsApplications are due on April 20, 2016. Scholarships are available to those who do not have a sponsoring company or organization.

Ohio Corn & Wheat Policy Academy
We have an opportunity for college students to be a part of Collegiate Policy Academy! This is a year long program that focuses on policy and communicating with consumers and other audiences through traveling to DC exposure to consumers at the State Fair, working with farmers at Farm Science Review and other opportunities through out the year. Our application closes on March 28. More information and the application is available on the website: http://ohiocornandwheat.org/collegiate-policy-academy/

Scholarships

List of agriculture industry scholarships

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Update
Winter Break 2016 Study Abroad Programs (applications are due April 1, 2016)

 

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
American Farm Bureau Federation – Director, Communications and Events(Washington, DC)
American Farm Bureau Federation – Program Assistant: Membership and Program Development (Washington DC)
American Farm Bureau Federation – Director of Strategic Communication (Washington DC)
Audubon Greenwich – Communications Intern (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Audubon – Magazine/Editorial Intern (NYC, New York)
Audubon Wings – Media Relations Intern (NYC, New York)
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm – Education Intern (Dayton, Ohio)
Field to Market: Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture – Communication Internship
Practical Horeseman – Editorial Intern (Gaithersburg, Maryland)
Weaver Leather – Copywriter Internship

Full-Time Job Openings

Agriculture Further of America – Program Manager (Kansas City, Missouri)
Agri Beef Co – Operations Assistant (Toppenish, Washington)
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank – Agricultural Account Manager (Ohio)
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank – Marketing Specialist (PA)
Audubon – Digital Communication Associate (NYC, New York)
Audubon – Digital Marketing and Communication Associate (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Audubon North Carolina – Volunteer Coordinator (Wilmington, NC)
ARC Ohio – Volunteer Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Boehringer Ingelheim – Marketing Manager, Swine (St. Joseph, Missouri)
Cargill – Marketing and Communication Manager (Hopkins, Minnesota)
City of San Antonio – Volunteer Services Coordinator (St. Mary’s, Texas)
Driscoll’s – R&D Extension Communication Specialist (Watsonville, California)
Geringhoff North America – Marketing Director (St. Cloud, Minnesota)
Idaho FFA – State Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Manager/State FFA Advisor 
JBS – Marketing Brand Coordinator, Fed Beef Marketing (Greeley, Colorado)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust – Communications Associate (Point Reyes Station, California)
National Wildlife Federation – Agriculture Program Coordinator (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
National Wildlife Federation – Project Coordinator: Tropical Forests and Agriculture(Washington DC)
National Wildlife Federation – Vice President of Communications (Washington DC)
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes – Membership and Annual Fund Manager(Cleveland, Ohio)
NEW Cooperative – Communications Director (Fort Dodge, Iowa)
Ohio State, ACEL – Grad and eLearning Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Development – Coordinator, Special Events (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Material Science Engineering – Coordinator, Public Relations (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Student Life – Communication and Marketing Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Student Life – Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Fisher College of Business – Grad Student Marketing (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, International Affairs – Coordinator: Planning and Scheduling (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Communications – Writer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Wexner Center for the Arts – Social Media Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Oklahoma State University – Communication Specialist (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc – Communications Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Roop & Co. – Assistant Account Executive (Cleveland, Ohio)
World Relief – Volunteer Coordinator (Aurora, Illinois)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center – Ag Ed Teacher
OSU Extension, Wayne County – Program Assistant 
Florida Extension, Levy County – 4-H Extension Agent

Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye 
(must be logged in to Hire-A-Buckeye to see these job listings)
Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Dear Brazil, Obrigada

Before

AZP Class 17, Day 1 Columbus, OH

 

By: Mary Siekman
Delaware, Ohio
Agricultural Communication
Junior

On January 4th myself and fourteen of my peers stood with bags packed in the Port Columbus International Airport as we waited to depart for what was to be the biggest adventure of my life – a six week study abroad experience in São Paulo, Brazil.

This six-week experience is a trip students look forward to every January. Each year a new class of students is inducted into Alpha Zeta Partners, an honorary fraternity in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Traveling to Brazil is one of four seminars the newly elected class of AZP members participate in together. The other three focus on personal leadership development, understanding diversity and a seminar in Washington D.C. highlighting organizational change.

While my class was abroad in Brazil we were enrolled in classes at the ESALQ campus of the Universidad De São Paulo focusing on economics, agriculture and the history of Brazil. Not only did we learn about Brazilian agriculture in the classroom, but we also experienced it first hand during the two weeks our class spent touring different farms and agricultural companies around the south eastern part of Brazil.

As part of our final grade each of us was expected to keep a daily journal to record our thoughts and experiences in throughout our trip. Below is a journal entry I wrote during a layover in the airport as we traveled home:

Dear Brazil,

Obrigada – “Thank you.”

Thank you for welcoming us. One of the first things I noticed way back in January when we stepped off our plane in the São Paulo airport was how immediately I felt welcomed. Throughout the entire six weeks we lived in Brazil I rarely met someone who did not go the extra mile to make me feel welcome and comfortable. The Brazilians we met and tried to communicate with (even with the English/Portuguese language barrier) often tried their hardest to listen, understand and communicate with us. Instead of ignoring us or laughing behind our backs (although we did look funny on many occasions!!) they made an effort to include us, learn about us and teach us about their culture…especially in some of the restaurants we visited often. We were welcomed in and treated like family when we went out to eat dinner, which made saying goodbye difficult to do.

Thank you for immersing us in your culture and opening our eyes to the world around us. Traveling to Brazil was the first time I had ever been abroad and completely submerged in a culture different than my own. Not being able to read the street signs, understand the waiter at dinner or know how to act in different social situations challenged me to focus in and think in a different way. During our time abroad my classmates and I challenged each other to embrace this new culture every chance we could and as a result were able to begin to understand the differences between our cultures and learn so much more about the country we were living in.

Thank you for friends and family we will have forever. Before we departed from the Columbus airport more than six weeks ago we were just a group of classmates who hadn’t spent much time together and didn’t know much about each other. However, through the spontaneous adventures we went on, the intentional conversations we had and through all of the experiences we shared we learned to appreciate each other and became closer. The group of classmates that had left the United States together six weeks ago were not the same students that came back home. But instead, the students that landed in the Columbus airport on Friday are a group of great friends, teammates and family. We all have Brazil to thank for bringing us together and tying us closer.

– Not only did we return home knowing we have new friendships in the United States, but also knowing we will always have great friendships and families in Brazil. During our time abroad we met and grew close with many individuals and families and will hold onto the relationships until next time we return back to Brazil.

Obrigada por tudo, Brasil – “Thank you for everything, Brazil.”

Until next time,

Mary

after

AZP Class 17, Day 38 Piracicaba, SP, Brazil

 

For more of Mary’s experiences visit: http://marysiekman.wordpress.com

 

This post was originally shared on the CFAES Student Blog.

Snider named 100 Fresh Perspectives by Farm Credit

Carley Snider, a junior in agriscience education, was named by Farm Credit as one of their 100 Fresh Perspectives. This program was a nationwide search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better.

Carley Snider (FC 100)

The search took place between July and December 2015, and netted more than 1,000 nominations from all 50 states. Selected by a panel of experts on rural matters, including Farm Credit leaders and others from around the agriculture industry, the top 100 honorees represent the very best of those positively shaping what is next for rural communities and agriculture.

The top 100 honorees were recognized for their exceptional contributions to their communities, and were announced at a National Ag Day event in Washington, D.C.

The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives selection panelists evaluated nominations of individuals and groups who demonstrate influence, leadership and innovation in the following categories:

  • Agriculture Education and
  • Community Impact
  • Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Leadership (21 and up)
  • Mentoring and Volunteerism
  • Rural Policy Influence
  • Rural and Urban Connection
  • Sustainability and Natural Resources
  • Youth Leadership (under 21)

For Carley’s biography and perspective, click here.

For a complete list of honorees, click here.

ACEL Weekly Update – March 3, 2016

Upcoming Events

March 2 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
March 7 – Info Session on Peach Corps, 4pm, University Hall Room 66
March 8 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium *Columbus Zoo*
March 22 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
March 23 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
March 30 – Regional Campus Transition Day
April 6 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 7 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics

News

On our website

Eight ACEL Students named to CFAES Ambassador Team

On our Blog

Check back next week!

Be a Part of Ohio FFA Convention
This year at Ohio FFA State Convention CFAES is hoping to showcase our current students, faculty, and staff who were previously involved as members of the National FFA Organization.  We want to show Ohio FFA members how successful they can be by turning Blue and Gold into Scarlet and Gray!

In order to do this, we need your help.  We are planning two photo shoots with 30 minute blocks of time on Tuesday, March 8 from 8:00-11:00AM and Wednesday, March 23 from 1:00-4:00PM.  If you are available for just 30 minutes on one of those days, we are hoping you will be willing to do three things:

  1. Sign-up here for a time slot and to list locations that would work best for you.  A note about the time slots, we are able to have up to 7 people per time slot and will choose a location that is best for the entire group for that specific time slot.
  2. Wear either your favorite OSU attire or attire that represents your current job (lab coat, business suit, etc.) to the photo shoot.
  3. Bring your FFA jacket to the photo shoot!

Please consider taking part in this great opportunity to show Ohio FFA members that they can be successful by turning Blue and Gold into Scarlet and Gray!  If you have any questions, contact Amy Baughman at frost.153@osu.edu.

Columbus Zoo at Agricultural Education Society
At the Tuesday, March 8 meeting of the Agricultural Education Society, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be in attendance with exotic animals. the meeting will be in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium at 7pm.

TOCA Communications Contest deadline is March 15
Entries are rolling in for the 2016 TOCA Communications Contest.  The deadline is March 15, so it’s time to pull them together and get entering! We are using the BetterBNC contest platform, similar to last year.  There is a slightly new interface, which will hopefully ease the use of the program. Here are some quick links to help you through the process:

Roaring Recognition- 63rd Annual Recognition Banquet
CFAES is roaring towards the 20s! On April 7 at 5:30pm, the 63rd Annual CFAES Recognition Banquet will be held at the Ohio Union in the Archie Griffin Ballroom. Beginning on February 24, tickets will be on sale for $10 and can be purchased in Agricultural Administration room 100, Kottman Hall room 210, or from a banquet committee member (who will be wearing the “nifty” t-shirts!). Upon purchasing your ticket, please indicate if you prefer the vegetarian option. Be sure to purchase your tickets for $10 before March 24. Beginning March 25, ticket prices will increase to $15. Tickets will also be available at the door. It’s going to be the bee’s knees, and we hope to see you there!

2016 Homecoming Court Applications Available
2016 Homecoming Court applications are now open!  Applications can be found and completed at at this link, under “apply”.  Undergraduates who have completed at least 60 hours by the beginning of Fall 2016 and maintained a 2.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.  Applications are due on Friday, March 4, 2016.  All information can be found at at this linkand questions can be directly to Lauren Luffy at luffy.2@osu.edu.

Agricultural Communication Critique & Contest
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow members are invited to submit work to the NACT Critique and Contest. Divisions include writing, publication, electronic media, photography, design and layout, and public relations, with multiple categories in each division. Complete rules listed here and entry form here.

Farm to Fork Food Talks 
Collegiate Young Farmers is presenting their fourth annual ‘Farm to Fork Food Talks’ on Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Drake Performance and Event Center Main Lounge (doors open at 6pm). The event is open to students of all majors and backgrounds and has the goal of bringing students together to learn from each other about agriculture. This year, the discussion topics will center around grain and grass fed animals, organic farming, and conventional farming. In addition to student-led discussion, a panel featuring farmers and a veterinarian will address questions and offer perspectives on some of the topics discussed throughout the evening. Dinner is included in registration and is free. Register by Friday, March 18th at 11:59 pm.at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fS_KMDtZPEfbyNZd03pq99QVyzn-Z5O1SZXpOlHpbq8/viewform If you have any questions, please contact Demi Snider.295. We hope to see you in attendance!

Scholarships

List of agriculture industry scholarships

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Update
Winter Break 2016 Study Abroad Programs (applications are due April 1, 2016)

 

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Aquarium of the Pacific – Education Intern (Long Beach, California)
Audubon – Education Intern (Dayton, Ohio)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – Communication Multimedia Intern (Cincinnati, Ohio)
COBA/Select Sires – Communication/Marketing Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship (Glen Rose, Texas)
McGraw Hill – Design Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
National FFA – Career Development Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Peace Corps – Campus Ambassador Internship
Phoenix Zoo – Volunteer Management Intern (Phoenix, Arizona)
Propel Solutions – Communication Intern
San Diego Chargers – Community Relations Intern (San Diego, California)
Sarnova – Summer Graphic Design Intern (Dublin, Ohio)

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives – Summer Public Policy Intern
NCFC is accepting applications for full-time public policy interns to assist in the association’s government affairs activities for Summer 2016. The internship, which runs mid-May through late July, will provide college students with an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the legislative and regulatory process in Washington, D.C. Additionally, summer interns will have the opportunity to attend Congressional hearings, coalition strategy meetings, Capitol Hill briefings, and will help staff with preparations for NCFC’s Washington Conference in June.

Applicants should have an interest in agricultural, nutrition, and/or environmental policy, and have a familiarity with farmer-owned cooperatives. The deadline to apply for the internship is March 18. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: Kelsey Billings, NCFC, Director of Government Affairs, 50 F St., NW, Suite 900Washington, DC,  20001, (fax: 202-626-8722; email: kbillings@ncfc.org)

Full-Time Job Openings

Adoption Network Cleveland – Volunteer Coordinator (Cleveland, Ohio)
Akron RubberDucks – Graphic Designer (Akron, Ohio)
American Electric Power (AEP) – Designer/Graphics (Columbus, Ohio)
American Hereford Association – Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Kansas City)
Audubon – Communication and Engagement Manager (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Chicago Botanic Garden – Youth and Family Programs Instructor (Chicago, Illinois)
Community Shelter Board – Volunteer Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Cotts Systems – Marketing Communications Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
DEI Incorporated – Environmental Graphic Designer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Fahlgren Mortine – Production Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Franklin Park Conservatory – Event Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Hollywood Casino at Columbus – Graphic Artist (Columbus, Ohio)
Home Builders Association of Dayton – Membership and Marketing Coordinator (Dayton, Ohio)
Kansas City Royals – Coordinator, Community Relations (Kansas City, Missouri)
Lions Club International – Event Coordinator Assistant
Mancan – Graphic Artist (Nelsonville, Ohio)
Major League Soccer (MLS) – Communications Manager (NYC)
National Cattlemen’s Association – Director, Organizational Communications (Centennial, Colorado)
National FFA – WLC Adult Program Coordinator (Indianapolis, Indiana)
New York Yankees – Programming Coordinator, Non-Baseball Events (NYC)
Ohio State, Athletics – Director, New and Creative Media (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Arts Initiative – Communication Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Multicultural Center – Coordinator, Student Services (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Distance Education – Executive Communication Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Wexner Center for the Arts – Associate Editor (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, FABE – Academic Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, CFAES – Study Abroad Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Rocky Brands – Graphic Designer (Nelsonville, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Transportation – Public Information Officer (Marietta, Ohio)
St. Stephen Matyr Lutheran Church – Director of Communications (Canton, Ohio)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Community Relations Coordinator, Youth Programs(Tampa, Florida)
The Wilds – Visitor Operations Coordinator
University of Kentucky – Agricultural Education Assistantships (Lexington, Kentucky)
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Communication Specialist (Madison, Wisconsin)
Vineyard Institute – Website Coordinator (PT) (Columbus, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County – Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Medina County – Educator, Community Development

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Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

ACEL Weekly Update – March 17, 2016

Upcoming Events

March 22 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
March 23 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
March 30 – Regional Campus Transition Day
April 6 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 7 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 11 – Annual ACEL Banquet, 4-H Center
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics

News

On our website

Alumni Recognized by CFAES Alumni Society
ACEL to hold spring banquet
Eight ACEL students selected as CFAES Peer Mentors
Eight ACEL students selected as CFAES Ambassadors
ACEL Students receive study abroad scholarships

On our Blog

Industry in the News

Save the Date: ACEL Banquet on April 11
The annual recognition dinner for seniors, scholarship recipients and others will be the evening of Monday, April 11 at the Ohio 4-H Center. Please save the date and watch your email and the ACEL Weekly Update for more details.

Professional Development Night “Creativity in the Workplace”
Are you looking for an opportunity to polish up your professional skills? To network with industry leaders, and enjoy a 3 course dinner with friends? Then join student council in our annual Professional Development night event March 28 from 6- 8 pm. Our theme is “Creativity in the Workplace” so come dressed in business-casual, and ready to show off your originality!!! Tickets are currently on sale in Kottman 210, and Ag Admin Building 100. Table reservations for club use are also available.

Agricultural Communication Critique & Contest
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow members are invited to submit work to the NACT Critique and Contest. Divisions include writing, publication, electronic media, photography, design and layout, and public relations, with multiple categories in each division. Complete rules listed here and entry form here.

Farm to Fork Food Talks 
Collegiate Young Farmers is presenting their fourth annual ‘Farm to Fork Food Talks’ on Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Drake Performance and Event Center Main Lounge (doors open at 6pm). The event is open to students of all majors and backgrounds and has the goal of bringing students together to learn from each other about agriculture. This year, the discussion topics will center around grain and grass fed animals, organic farming, and conventional farming. In addition to student-led discussion, a panel featuring farmers and a veterinarian will address questions and offer perspectives on some of the topics discussed throughout the evening. Dinner is included in registration and is free. Register by Friday, March 18th at 11:59 pm.at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fS_KMDtZPEfbyNZd03pq99QVyzn-Z5O1SZXpOlHpbq8/viewform If you have any questions, please contact Demi Snider.295. We hope to see you in attendance!

Scholarships

List of agriculture industry scholarships

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships
Multiple Scholarships up to $1,500 each. Ohio students pursuing degrees connected in some way to agriculture are invited to apply for scholarships offered through four programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Collectively, these programs will award at least 12 scholarships in 2016, each featuring a minimum $1,500 award. All eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the March 31 deadline. For eligibility requirements and to apply visit www.ofbfoundation.org today.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad Update
Winter Break 2016 Study Abroad Programs (applications are due April 1, 2016)

 

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Abbott Nutrition – Marketing Internship (Columbus, Ohio)
Connections of New York – Videography Intern
Greater Cleveland Aquarium – Event Internship (Cleveland, Ohio)
St. Jude Children’s Hospital – Brand Marketing Intern (Memphis, Tennessee)
St. Jude Children’s Hospital – Creative Services Graphic Design Intern (Memphis, Tennessee)
Worthington Industries – Communication Intern (Columbus, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings

1101 Marketing Group – Marketing Communications Assistant (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Alpha Events – Marketing Communications Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
ATG – Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Central State University – Associate Director of Public Relations and Marketing(Dayton, Ohio)
Chronicle-Tribune – General Assignment/Investigative Reporter (Marion, Indiana)
Colliers International – Marketing and PR Coordinator (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Diary Business Association – Social Media Specialist (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Emporia Gazette – Photographer (Emporia, Kansas)
Fairmount Properties – Graphic Design/Marketing (Cleveland, Ohio)
Gladden Community House – Volunteer Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Greif – Marketing Communications and Brand Manager (Delaware, Ohio)
Irrigation Association – Communications Coordinator (Fairfax, Virginia)
Mansfield News Journal – Photographer (Mansfield, Ohio)
OCLC – Senior Communications Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio – Marketing Communications Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
RG Barry – Marketing Manager (Pickerington, Ohio)
Sinclair Seattle Interactive – Jr. Advertising Designer (Seattle, Washington)
Speedway LLC – Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager (Dayton, Ohio)
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital – Marketing Strategy Specialist (Memphis, Tennessee)
Third Wave Communications – Social Media Manager (Columbus, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Medina County – Extension Educator, CD
OSU Extension, Monroe County – Extension Educator, 4-H
OSU Extension, Trumbull County – Extension Educator, 4-H

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Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

ACEL to Hold Recognition Banquet

On April 11, 2016, students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership will celebrate the end of the academic year. The celebration will take place in the Bob Evans Auditorium at the Ohio 4-H Center at 6pm.

A buffet dinner will be followed by recognition of scholarship recipients and graduates.

Tickets can be purchased for $5 by contacting Emily at wickham.24@osu.edu or (614) 247-6358.

2016 banquet invite