Congratulations to Wyatt Jones, a recent agriscience education graduate, who has begun a trainee program with Bayer Crop Science to become a DeKalb/Asgrow field sales rep. Wyatt is working with a team that services southern Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Best of luck Wyatt in your new career!
Congratulations to Ellyse Shafer, a recent agriscience education graduate, who was hired as an agricultural educator and FFA advisor at Southeastern High School in Clark County, Ohio.
Best of luck Ellyse as you begin your career as an agricultural educator!
Congratulations to 2019 agrsicience education graduate Micah Mensing, who recently began a position with Farm Credit Mid-America as an account specialist in Sugarcreek, Ohio.
Micah will be working with growers to secure the futures of rural communities and agriculture
Best of luck Micah!
Congratulations to 2019 agrsicience education graduate Kayla Walls, who will be continuing her education this fall at Iowa State University.
Kayla will be pursuing a master’s degree in industrial and agricultural technology, which is part of the Iowa State Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering department.
Best of luck Kayla! We can’t wait to see you succeed in graduate school and beyond!
Congratulations to 2019 agriscience education alum Abby Motter, who was recently hired as an agricultural educator with Fort Frye Local School District.
We look forward to watching you succeed in your career as an agricultural educator!
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!
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
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!
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!
Five students from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership were recently selected to join the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Ambassador Team. The CFAES Ambassador Team members give prospective families tours of our college campus, serve as liaisons to the Ohio State student body to increase awareness around our college and attend CFAES events as representatives of the college.
ACEL students recently selected to join the team include:
- Alexis Elliott, agricultural communication, Mount Victory, Ohio
- Ethan Keller, agricultural communication, Sharon Springs, New York
- Olivia Pflaumer, agriscience education, Chillicothe, Ohio
- Paige Schaffter, agriscience education, Edon, Ohio
- Brittany Weller, agriscience education, Bellevue, Ohio
“Their selection to serve as an CFAES ambassador not only signifies their abilities to represent our department, but to represent CFAES as a whole,” said Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair of ACEL. “Our students tend to be well-represented among the college ambassador ranks because of our department’s dedication to and study of connecting with people in and around our industries and communities.”
These five students join 12 ACEL students currently serving as a CFAES Ambassadors. They include: Emma Lynn Johnson (community leadership), Wyatt Jones (agriscience education), Taylor Lutz (agriscience education), Cody McClain (agriscience education), Micah Mensing (agriscience education) Abby Motter (agriscience education), Cody Myers (agriscience education), Meredith Oglesby (agricultural communication), Milan Pozderac (agriscience education), Sydney Snider (agricultural communication), Kayla Walls (agriscience education) and Meghann Winters (agricultural communication).
CFAES ambassadors are selected each Spring Semester through an application and interview process.