ACEL Nutshell – August 21, 2019

August 23 – ACEL Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, 3-4pm, ACEL Hub
August 27 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
August 29 – Back to School Bash, 5:30pm, West Campus Athletic Fields
September 2 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Labor Day
September 4 – ACEL Portrait Day, 11:30-1pm, ACEL Hub
September 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 10 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
September 11 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 17-19 – Farm Science Review
September 19 – National Teach Ag Day
September 24 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 2 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 4 – Ohio State Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 8 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 10-11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Autumn Break
October 14 – Autumn Semester, Second Session Begins
October 16 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 22 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 30-  November 2 – National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
November 6 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 7-10 – AFA Leaders Conference, Kansas City
November 11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Veterans Day
November 12 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
November 20 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 28-29 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Thanksgiving Break
December 4 – Last day of Autumn Semester
December 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
December 5 – Reading Day
December 6, 9-12 – Finals Week
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In the News
Chad Bostic, agriscience education student, Bostic named Jaret Rae Boothe Scholarship winner, Point Pleasant Register
Kristen Winstanley, agriscience education student, Community Roundup, Marietta Times
Karlie Canfield ’17, alum, Agriculture education program to be implemented at Huntington, Chillicothe Gazette
Nick Zachrich ’07, ’17 MS, alum, Farm Science Review to offer career fair, Urbana Citizen
Dr. Jacqueline Nolting ’18 PhD, alum, Glitter Snot and Virus Swapping: Hands-on Biosecurity Practice, Farm Journal Ag Web

ACEL Back to School Ice Cream Social
New and returning students are invited to stop by the ACEL Hub (inside the ACEL Suite at 200 Ag Admin) for Graeter’s ice cream, while meeting faculty and fellow ACEL Buckeyes!

Join CFAES’ Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee
We are looking for students across all departments and schools within CFAES to support the sesquicentennial planning committee by helping plan, lead, promote and engage in sesquicentennial events and promotions from autumn 2019 – autumn 2020.

This opportunity would provide many advantages including:

  • Great work experience and resume builder
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Network with peers, college leadership and external partners

Deadline: September 13, 2019
Link to Application:

ACEL Portrait Day
Visit the ACEL Hub on Wednesday, September 4 between 11:45am-1pm for a free professional headshot. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend. Photos will just take a few moments and will be shared within one week. (ASE students enrolled in the Block will have a group photo taken at 11:30am.)

Ohio FFA Foundation to host Professional Development event for Pre-Service Teachers
The Ohio FFA Foundation will be hosting the second Pre-Service Teacher Professional Development event at the Ohio FFA Center on September 9, 5:00-8:00pm. The dress for the evening is business casual and appetizers will be provided. Attendees will receive a magnetic name tag and other giveaway. Like the first event in January, this evening will be free of charge thanks to the support of Ohio Corn & Wheat.

This professional development event will provide an opportunity for your students to connect with their peers from other postsecondary institutions, polish their resumes and hear from a panel of current ag educators. Students should have their resumes ready to upload at time of registration. Their resumes will be reviewed by industry professionals and each student will receive personalized feedback.

The event registration deadline is August 20, 2019. However, this event has limited seating and registration will close early if the event reaches maximum capacity before August 20. Students interested in attending the event should register here.

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List of scholarships from Farm and Dairy. (link corrected!)
Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning (March 2020)
On this education abroad program during spring break, students develop cultural awareness and problem solving skills while conducting sustainable service leaning projects in conjunction with EARTH University’s rural development programs.

Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment (May 2020)
This May program has students exploring the relationship between humans and their natural systems through the lens of environmental sustainability; all while traveling through stunning parks, forests and coastlines.

Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU (May – June 2020)
In this education abroad program, students explore the dramatic history, study the developmental and economic change, and learn about the agricultural policy and natural resources of the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and free time.

Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (May 2020)
This course is designed to give students a different perspective on agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Students will also have the opportunity to explore culture outside of the classroom and view, first-hand, food and production based on varying available natural resources, socioeconomic status and needs of the region and/or country.

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare (Two Sections: May – June, 2020)
This May program takes students on a safari through parks and refuges where they study wild animal behavior and welfare by observing animals in their native habitat.

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit

Internship Openings
Cargill – Dairy Marketing Intern 2020
Directions for Youth and Families – Development and Marketing Intern
Greater Cleveland Food Bank – Communications and Events Intern
Kellogg Company – PR and Communication Intern
OdySea Aquarium – Graphic Design Internship
Ohio State, FABE – Student Communication AssistantFull-Time Openings
American Angus Association – Proofreader for Angus Media
American Angus Association – Director of Communications
American Angus Association – Communications Specialist
Borden Dairy – Communications Manager
Borden Dairy – Graphic Designer
Cornell University – Communication Specialist
Dairy Farmers of America – Communications Program Manager
Franklinton Farms –  Executive Director
Georgia Peanut Commission – Communication Assistant
National 4-H – Sponsorship Manager
North Carolina, State of – Event Coordinator
Ohio State, Marketing Strategy – Brand Strategist
Ohio State, Marketing Strategy – Brand Strategy Director
Ohio State, University Development – Asst Director of Development
Ohio State, Student Life – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, OARDC – Office Associate, Animal Sciences
Ohio State, International Affairs – Outreach Coordinator
Purdue University, St. Joe County – Extension Educator, ANR
Purdue University, 4-H – Assistant Director and Program Leader, 4-H
South Carolina Aquarium – Marketing Communications Coordinator
University of Cincinnati – Assistant Director of Marketing
University of Illinois – Director of Marketing Communications

List of all agricultural education postings by state

Graduate School Opportunities
Arizona State University
Auburn University
California State – Chico
Cal Poly
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Kansas State University
Louisiana State University
NC State University
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University
Purdue University
Texas A&M University, Commerce
The Ohio State University
Oregon State University
University of Georgia
University of Florida
University of Idaho
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Virginia Tech
University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Volunteer Opportunities

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