Stohlmann hired as 4-H educator in Nebraska

 

Congratulations to Lauren Stohlmann, a recent graduate of our master’s degree program in agricultural and extension education, who has been hired as the Cass County, Nebraska 4-H and Youth Educator. Stohlmann is a native  and former 4-H member of Cass County and will be responsible for teaching local youth about agriculture, science and nature.

Congratulations Lauren!

 

Vanco hired as closing specialist

Congratulations to 2019 agricultural communication graduate Josie Vanco who recently began a position with Farm Credit Mid-America as a closing specialist in Albany, Ohio.

Josie will also continue her livestock marketing and photography business by serving as a subcontractor to photograph livestock shoes and rodeos throughout the United States.

Best of luck Josie!

 

#ACELatOSU #CFAES #AgComm

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!

 

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!

ACEL students at ATI named outstanding

Paige Schaffter, Outstanding ATI Student

 

Nicole Middaugh, Outstanding ATI Student

 

Jamie Water, Outstanding ATI Student

Three of our ATI students were named Outstanding Ohio State ATI Students at the ATI Student Awards Banquet last month.

Nicole Middaugh (agricultural communication, Jamie Walter (agriscience education and agricultural communication) and Paige Schaffter(agriscience education) were recognized with the honor by ATI Director Dr. Kris Boone Payne.

Congratulations to these students and their accomplishments as ATI students! We’re excited to have you join us on the Columbus campus this fall!

ACEL Research: with Dr. Joy Rumble

Dr. Joy Rumble, along with coauthors Taylor Ruth, Alexa Lamm, Traci Irani, and Jason Ellis, published an article in the research journal Science Communication titled, “Are American’s attitudes toward GM science really negative? An academic examination of willingness to expose attitudes.” This national survey of over 1,000 US residents “revealed the majority of respondents had positive attitudes toward GM science; however, these respondents were no more willing to express their attitudes compared to those with neutral or negative attitudes. The findings from this study did not fully support the spiral of silence but provided insight into public opinion formation and measurement.”

Ruth, T. K., Rumble, J. N., Lamm, A. J., Irani, T. A., & Ellis, J. D. (2019). Are American’s attitudes toward GM science really negative? An academic examination of willingness to expose attitudes. Science Communication, 41(1), 113-131. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547018819935

For more information, see: https://journals.sagepub.com/…/full/10.1177/1075547018819935

For a full news release from the lead author’s institution, see: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/750780

Woodworth completes internship with Ohio Technology Consortium

Woodworth

Jessy Woodwroth, of Ashville, recently completed an internship with the Ohio Technology Consortium in Columbus, Ohio.

During her internship, Woodworth used her communication skills to work with social media and digital content to promote the company. She assisted in producing printed publications and digital content, including social media graphics, event photos, brochures, invitations and psoters, for the Ohio Technology Consortium and it’s members.

“The internships our students complete are valuable, hands-on experiences,” said Dr. Annie Specht, program manager and associate professor for agricultural communication. “Not only do they have the opportunity to put the skills they have acquired in their courses into practice, but they also expand their knowledge and create connections by working with professionals in the industry.”

Woodworth returned to Columbus in August, where she is completing a degree in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University.

The agricultural communication major at Ohio State prepares students to plan, develop, and implement a communication campaign, using visual media, writing and editing. Students study crisis communication, graphic design, marketing, and journalism so they can spread the word about agriculture. To learn more about the agricultural communication major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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Isaacs defends master’s thesis

 

Congratulations to Emily Isaacs, and agricultural and extension education master’s student, on the successful defense of her thesis “Toward Smart City Goals: Promoting Sustainable Commutes Among University Students.”

Isaacs advisor was Dr. Mary Rodriguez and Dr. Joy Rumble served as her committee member.

Congratulations Emily!