ACEL Research: featuring Dr. Scott Scheer

Dr. Scott Scheer, along with coauthors Jacqueline M. Nolting (ACEL PhD alum) and Andrew S. Bowman, published an article in the research journal Zoonoses titled, “Perceptions and attitudes of swine exhibitors towards recommendations for reducing zoonotic transmission of influenza A viruses.” According to the abstract for the study, “Although significant efforts have been made to increase signage at swine exhibitions (warning of risks associated with eating/drinking in animal areas), a majority of respondents report eating/drinking in the barn and are unwilling to change their behaviours. This study provides evidence that developing and disseminating static recommendations to reduce zoonotic disease transmission is not enough to change human behaviour to prevent future variant IAV infections associated with swine exhibitions.”

Nolting, J. M., Scheer, S. D., & Bowman, A. S. (2019). Perceptions and attitudes of swine exhibitors towards recommendations for reducing zoonotic transmission of influenza A viruses. Zoonoses, 41, 1-5. DOI: 10.1111/zph.12574

For more information, see: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/zph.12574

 

Kline named ag educator at Clear Fork

Congratulations to Samantha Kline, a 2019 agrsicience education graduate, on her new position as an agricultural educator with Clear Fork Valley Local School District where she will be instructing middle school students.

We are proud of you and can’t wait to watch you excel in your new career as an agricultural educator!

Kitchel named AAAE Fellow

Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair of our department, was recognized today at the American Association for Agricultural Education annual conference with AAAE Fellow Award.

The Fellow award is “to recognize those members of the association who have made exceptional contributions to and impacts on the profession and AAAE.”

Dr. Kitchel was one of three recipients for 2019. Dr. Mike Retallick of Iowa State University and Dr. Travis Park of North Carolina State University were the other recipients.

Congratulations Dr. Kitchel!

 

Nunes hired as dairy marketing representative

Congratulations to Lexie Nunes, a 2019 agricultural communication graduate, on her new position with STgenetics as the dairy marketing representative in Navasota, Texas.

In her new position, Lexie will be responsible for driving brand awareness through social and traditional media and consumer events.

We are proud of you Lexie and can’t wait to see you excel in your new career!

 

Alumni named recipients of OAAE Awards

Congratulations to our alumni who are recipients of awards presented by the Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators (OAAE). These alumni, along will all other award recipients, will be recognized during the OAAE Banquet on June 12 on The Ohio State University campus.

Teacher Turn the Key – Nathan Birkhimer ‘15
Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agriculture Program – Whitney Short’07, ’09 MS and Courtney Bockbrader ‘11
Outstanding Teacher Mentor – Collin Gierke ‘83
Ideas Unlimited – Hannah Crossen Everetts ‘12
Outstanding Service Citation – Tom Holton ‘82, ‘86 MS
Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher – Tyler Pope ‘05

Warnimont defends master’s thesis

Join us in congratulating Emily Warnimont on the successful defense of her master’s thesis titled “Women agvocates’ approaches to using Instagram.”

Warnimont is a student in our online master’s degree program for agricultural and extension education.

Dr. Annie Specht served as her advisor and Dr. Caryn Filson was a member of her committee.

Congratulations Emily!

ACEL Research: with Dr. Joy Rumble

Dr. Joy Rumble, along with coauthors Alexa Lamm, Melissa Taylor, and Jason Ellis, published an article in the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension titled, “Targeting Extension Programs to Opinion Leaders Guiding Genetic Modification Discussions.” The authors deployed an online survey focusing on genetic medication (GM) “with the purpose of identifying GM opinion leaders, determining their views on science, identifying where they go for information, and determining how they want to learn so that Extension professionals can better serve their needs. The findings imply GM science opinion leaders are younger, white or African American men, with a high average family household income, that are well educated. The GM science opinion leaders have a slightly negative attitude toward GM and want to learn about GM science from universities researching GM science and organizations in support of GM science through online mediums. Recommendations are offered for how Extension professionals can reach this audience.

Ruth, T. K., & Rumble, J. N. (2019). Berry good programming: Informing extension programming through the examination of consumers’ purchasing intent. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 7(1), 21-38.

For more information, see: https://www.jhseonline.com/copy-of-october-2018

 

ACEL Research: with Dr. Joy Rumble

In a research study with colleague Dr. Taylor Ruth, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communication Dr. Joy Rumble published an article in the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension titled, “Berry Good Programming: An Examination of Consumers’ Purchasing Intent of Florida Strawberries in Out-of-State Markets.” The authors conducted focus groups “in North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York. Participants had positive attitudes toward purchasing Florida strawberries, and past experiences and interactions with others influenced their purchasing intent, but their perceptions of behavioral control were low. Participants with neutral attitudes and limited behavioral control had lower intent to purchase Florida strawberries in the future compared to other participants.” From the findings, the researchers recommended that “Extension could help producers increase purchasing intent by increasing perceived behavioral control, making the growing location easily visible on the strawberry labels, and facilitating personal experiences between consumers and the product.”

Ruth, T. K., & Rumble, J. N. (2019). Berry good programming: Informing extension programming through the examination of consumers’ purchasing intent. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 7(1), 21-38.

For more information, see: https://www.jhseonline.com/copy-of-october-2018

Ramsier named ATI Outstanding Advisor

Congratulations to Rachael Ramsier, who was presented with the Outstanding Advisor Award for Ohio State ATI.

We are so appreciative of her leadership and service to our ACEL students (and all students!!) as she serves as the academic advisor to more than 70 students studying agricultural communication, agriscience education and community leadership, in addition to instructing several classes at Ohio State ATI.

Thank you Rachael and congratulations!