Brown selected as nationwide Teach Ag ambassador

Kelse Brown, of Edgerton, Ohio, was recently selected as a National Teach Ag Ambassador, an outreach program of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators to promote the agricultural education profession.

Over the next year, Brown will be one of 12 future agriculture teachers from across the nation who will serve as National Teach Ag Ambassadors. The selected students were chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants. The primary goal for the ambassadors is to encourage others to consider a career as an agriculture teacher, by sharing their passion and enthusiasm with others. Specifically, Brown and his fellow ambassadors will represent the National Teach Ag Campaign at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. October 25-28. The ambassadors will also work with local and state leaders in agricultural education to encourage students to pursue a major in agricultural education throughout their year of service.

“I am excited to see Kelse selected to promote the agricultural education profession not only in Ohio, but to audiences across the nation,” said Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at The Ohio State University. “Ohio State has been cultivating future educators for more than 100 years. Kelse will be a great representation of our agriscience education program to others who have a passion for educating youth about the agriculture industry.”

The Teach Ag Ambassadors will also develop a cohort of future and current agriculture teachers who will inspire the next generation of leaders, problem solvers, entrepreneurs and agriculturalists while at National FFA Convention and throughout the year. The ambassadors will promote the National Teach Ag Campaign through emails, social media, presentations and other various outlets.

The demand for agriculture teachers remains high due to retirements, current program growth, new programs opening, and current teachers leaving to explore other opportunities. The 12 selected ambassadors will share their passion for teaching agriculture in an effort to address the perennial demand. They will also have the opportunity to build their own professional network and develop leadership and communication skills they will need in their future careers as agriculture teachers.

Brown will return to Ohio State in August to continue his degree in agriscience education. He is the son of Christopher and Christine Brown and a graduate of Edgerton High School.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares its students you to acquire a license to teach agricultural science in secondary high schools in Ohio and across the country, with extensive training in agricultural science, educational psychology, instructional methods, and youth development. For additional information on the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614.247.6358.

The National Teach Ag Campaign is funded by the CHS Foundation, DuPont Pioneer, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The campaign is designed to raise an awareness of the career opportunities in agricultural education, encourage others to consider a career as an agriculture teacher and celebrate the positive contributions that agriculture teachers make in their schools and communities. For more information about the National Teach Ag Campaign, visit http://www.naae.org/teachag.

ACEL Weekly Update – May 10, 2017

Upcoming Events
August 20 – Student Involvement Fair
August 21 – Buck-i-Frenzy
August 22 – Autumn Semester Begins
August 30 – Back-2-School Bash

News
On our website
ACEL Graduate Student Bringing Agricultural Extension into Managua, Nicaragua

On our Blog

Cultivating Futures at Ohio FFA Convention
Ohio State Bound at Ohio FFA Convention

ACEL In the News
Katy Poth Endsley, alum ’04, Endsley receives alumni award from Ohio State CFAESLancaster Eagle-Gazette
Bob Timmons, alum ’55, Career-technical education opens pathways to college, careers: Bob Timmons (Opinion), Cleveland.com
Blannie Bowen, alum ’80, Penn State Schuylkill graduates told to never give up on dreamRepublican Herald
Laura Woods, agriscience education student, Wood earns top student honor, indeaonline.com
Olivia Pflaumer, incoming agriscience education student, Successful state convention for Zane Trace FFACircleville Herald

Scholarships
Check back next week!

Education Abroad
Follow along with our community development study abroad in Choluteca, Honduras on their group blog at studyabroadhonduras2017.wordpress.com.

Internship and Job Opportunities
Internship Openings

New England Aquarium – Volunteer Program Intern (Boston, Massachusetts)
Northern International Livestock Exposition – Media Relations Intern (Montana)
State of Ohio, Transportation – Public Information Intern (Cuyahoga County)

Full-Time Job Openings
The Berry Center – Fundraising and Communications Assistant (New Castle, New York)
Califia Farms – Communications Director (Los Angeles, California)
Christensen Farms – Marketing Manager (Worthington, Minnesota)
Georgia Farm Bureau – TV/Multimedia Journalist (Macon, Georgia)
Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association – Communication and Special Project Assistant(Lexington, Kentucky)
Moore Farms Botanical Garden – Events and Marketing Coordinator (Lake City, South Carolina)
National 4-H – Manager, PR & Celebrity Relations (Washington DC)
North Carolina State, Center for Environmental Farming Systems – Communication Specialist (Raleigh, NC)
Ohio State, Creative and Multimedia – Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, UAFYE – Admission Counselor (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio 4-H – Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State Extension, Clark County – Program Assistant (Springfield, Ohio)
University of Kansas – Communications Manager (Lawrence, Kansas)
University of South Florida – Social Media Strategist (Tampa, Florida)
Youth Opportunities Unlimited – Volunteer and Alumni Coordinator (Cleveland, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs

Ohio Ag Ed Openings

Carrollton High School
Cleveland Washington Park
Felicity Franklin High School
Frontier High School
Lincolnview Junior/Senior High School
Mechanicsburg High School
Miller High School
New Bremen High School (LTS)
Spencerville High School
Union Local High School
Versailles High School
Wilmington High School
North Carolina Ag Ed Openings
Texas Ag Ed Openings
New Mexico Ag Ed Openings
Colorado Ag Ed Openings
Arkansas Ag Ed Openings
Pennsylvania Ag Ed Openings
Michigan Ag Ed Openings
Indiana Ag Ed Openings
Tennessee Ag Ed Openings

Ohio State Extension, Clark County – Program Assistant (Springfield, Ohio)

Graduate School
Check back next week!

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Check back next week!

Ohio State Bound

Not only did we get to catch up with alumni at the Ohio FFA Convention last week, we also got to see several of our incoming students! In between competitions, interviews, awards ceremonies, performances and sessions, we are glad that a few of our incoming students were able to swing by and say hello to our faculty and staff!

Deanna will study agriscience education at the Columbus campus.

 

Tyler will study agriscience education at the Columbus campus.

 

Olivia will study agriscience education at the Columbus campus.

Vanessa will study agriscience education at the ATI campus in Wooster.

 

Cultivating Futures at Ohio FFA Convention

Our theme for the centennial celebration of our department is “Cultivating Futures”. At the 2017 Ohio FFA Convention, we asked department alumni what the department had cultivated in them.

We got a variety of responses and their answers are below, along with their pictures. Thank you to those who participated. If you’re any alumni of our department, share in the comments with a skill, idea or thing that was cultivated in you!

ACEL Weekly Update – May 3, 2017

Upcoming Events
May 4-5 – Ohio FFA Convention
May 5 – CFAES Senior Luncheon
May 7 – Honors Breakfast
May 7 – Spring Commencement, 12pm
August 20 – Student Involvement Fair
August 21 – Buck-i-Frenzy
August 22 – Autumn Semester Begins
August 30 – Back-2-School Bash

News
On our website
Check back next week!

On our Blog
Industry in the News – April 28, 2017

ACEL In the News
Sarah Longo, community leadership student, Sarah Longo awarded at OSUMarion Star

Scholarships
Check back next week!

Education Abroad

The CFAES Center for Education Abroad Team would like to wish safe travels to the 120 CFAES students traveling this summer to six different continents! This stellar group of students was awarded of $54,000 in CFAES Education Abroad Scholarship funds, a new record for one term.

If you are traveling abroad this summer and will be earning credit or meeting a graduation requirement as a result of your travel, please e-mail Kelly Newlon at Newlon.7@osu.edu to learn about the University required supplemental insurance for your time abroad.

Internship and Job Opportunities
Internship Openings
Canal Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce – Volunteer Internship (Canal Fulton, Ohio)
Centers for Families and Children – Special Events Intern, Mobile Pantry (Cleveland, Ohio)
Monogram Food Solutions – Graphic Design Intern/Marketing (Memphis, Tennessee)
Sandhills Publishing – Interactive Graphic Design Intern (Lincoln, NE)

Full-Time Job Openings
Cleveland Magazine – Associate Editor (Cleveland, Ohio)
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Delaware Speech and Hearing Center – Community Relations Specialist (Delaware, Ohio)
Faith Life Ministries – Graphic Designer (Johnstown, Ohio)
Farm Journal – Graphic Designer (Overland Park, Kansas)
Far Journal Media – Editor, Dairy Herd Management (Lenexa, Kansas)
Food Corps – Communications Coordinator (New  York, New York)
Habitat for Humanity MidOhio – National Volunteer Services Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Holden Forests & Gardens at Holden Arboretum – Volunteer Coordinator (Kirkland, Ohio)
JobsOhio – Graphic Designer (Ohio)
Louisiana State University – AgCenter Assistant Communications Specialist
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry – Outreach Coordinator (Cleveland, Ohio)
Michigan Farm Bureau – Media Relations and Marketing Manager (Lansing, Michigan)
Oberwies Dairy – Social Media Manager (North Aurora, Illinois)
Ohio State Alumni Association – Social Media Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
OneEighty – Volunteer Coordinator (Wooster, Ohio)
Penn State University – Marketing Communications Specialist (University Park Campus)
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture – Communication Manager (Pocantico Hills, New York)
University of Minnesota – Communications and International Programs Specialist(Twin Cities, Minnesota)
University of Kentucky – Lecturer, Community and Leadership Development(Lexington, Kentucky)
University of Minnesota Extension – Program Association, St. Paul Campus
University of Wisconsin, River Falls – Communications and Marketing Director (River Falls, Wisconsin)
West Ohio Foodbank – Volunteer Coordinator (Lima, Ohio)
West Virginia Department of Agriculture – Graphic Designer (Charleston, West Virginia)

Extension and Teaching Jobs

Ohio Ag Ed Openings
Ohio Extension Internships
North Carolina Ag Ed Openings
Texas Ag Ed Openings
New Mexico Ag Ed Openings
Colorado Ag Ed Openings
Arkansas Ag Ed Openings
Pennsylvania Ag Ed Openings
Michigan Ag Ed Openings
Indiana Ag Ed Openings
Tennessee Ag Ed Openings

OSU Extension, Huron County – Program Assistant, 4-H

Graduate School
Check back next week!

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Check back next week!

Industry in the News

Education

Greenhouse Highlights Auburn’s Emerging Ag Education

Agricultural teacher winds award

Communication

Farmers roundtable at the White House

To my student who didn’t show up for class

Community

Petaluma agriculture at a crossroads

Morrow County farmers seek to preserve no-till practices

Leadership

FFA youth learn journalism at annual conference

Carson High agriculture class presents to Nevada Legislature

Industry

Researchers Have Successfully Grown Premature Lambs in an Artificial Womb

Local dairy farmers struggle in a world ‘just flooded with milk’

ACEL Weekly Update – April 26, 2017

Upcoming Events
May 4-5 – Ohio FFA Convention
May 5 – CFAES Senior Luncheon
May 7 – Graduation
August 30 – Back-2-School Bash

News
On our website
Check back next week!

On our Blog

ACT Farmers Share – A Video Highlight
Industry in the News – April 21, 2017

ACEL In the News
Melanie Fuhrmann, incoming community leadership student, Scholarship Winners AnnouncedPortsmouth Daily Times
Audrey Hoey, community leadership student, Growing our Generation: From blue and gold to scarlet and grayOhio Farm Bureau
Dr. Annie Specht, faculty, To my student who didn’t show up for class, Farm and Dairy
Krysti Dubler Morrow, alum ’15, Growing our Generation: Pumpkins, corn mazes and business plansOhio Farm Bureau
Patty House, alum ’97, Adam Staley, alum ’00, Middle School Students Learn About Healthy Soil in 4-H Ag Innovators ProgramLancaster Farming
Patty House, alum ’97, Bob Horton, alum, ’78 ’83, Adam Staley, alum ’00, Ohio pilots 4-H program to boost STEM interestFarm and Dairy
Rachel Naylor Heimerl, alum ’07, Growing our Generation: The call you never want to receiveOhio Farm Bureau
Grace Brewer Sears, alum ’07, Graduate Bios: Grace Brewer Sears, Ohio State University ’07, Farm and Dairy
Chuck Bell, alum ’66, ’72, Using acronyms can be like speaking a foreign languageZanesville Times Recorder

Scholarships
Check back next week!

Education Abroad
Education Abroad Update
The CFAES Center for Education Abroad Team would like to wish safe travels to the 120 CFAES students traveling this summer to six different continents! This stellar group of students was awarded of $54,000 in CFAES Education Abroad Scholarship funds, a new record for one term.

If you are traveling abroad this summer and will be earning credit or meeting a graduation requirement as a result of your travel, please e-mail Kelly Newlon at Newlon.7@osu.edu to learn about the University required supplemental insurance for your time abroad.

Internship and Job Opportunities
Internship Openings

Great Lakes Publishing – Custom Media Editorial Internship (Cleveland, Ohio)
Great Lakes Publishing – Design Intern (Cleveland, Ohio)
Great Lakes Publishing – Editoral Intern (Cleveland, Ohio)
Great Lakes Publishing – Editoral Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
Great Lakes Publishing – Photography Internship  (Columbus, Ohio)
Indianapolis Zoo – Marketing Internship, Group Events (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National FFA Convention – Arena Graphics Crew Member
National FFA Convention – Arena Crew Member Volunteer
State of Ohio, Rehabilitation & Correction – Communications College Intern(Columbus, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings
Agricultural Future of America – Development Manager (Kansas City, Missouri)
Arabian Horse Life – Managing Editor (Aurora, Colorado or remote)
Brownfield Ag News – Ohio Anchor/Reporter
Certified Angus Beef – Producer Communications Specialist (Wooster, Ohio)
CoverMyMeds – Public Relations Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
COTA – Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Georgia Southern University – Marketing Specialist (Statesboro, Georgia)
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta – Community Outreach Specialist (Atlanta, Georgia)
Great Lakes Publishing – Associate Editor, Cleveland Magazine (Cleveland, Ohio)
Great Lakes Publishing – Art Director, Cleveland Magazine (Cleveland, Ohio)
Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity – Volunteer Coordinator (Stone Mountain, Georgia)
Lorain Public Libraries – Marketing Communications Manager (Lorain, Ohio)
Merial – Brand Manager, Equine (Kansas City, Missouri)
National 4-H Council – Development Director for Agriculture (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
National Cattelemens’ Beef Association – Associate Director, Member and Affiliate Services 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Volunteer Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House(Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio Farm Bureau – Organizational Director (Athens, Meigs, Gallia and Lawrence Counties)
Ohio State, Wexner Medical Center – Communication Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, ACUHO-I – Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, EHE – Communication and Marketing Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, ASC – Recruitment Marketing Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Office of International Affairs – Public Relations Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
OSU Extension, Muskingum County – 4-H Youth Development Educator
OSU Extension, Morrow County – 4-H Youth Development Educator
Quarter Horse News – Associate Editor (Forth Worth, Texas)
Southern Ohio Medical Center – Marketing Communication Specialist (Portsmouth, Ohio)
Southwest Minnesota State University – Assistant Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Marketing (Marshall, Minnesota)
University of Illinois – Media Communication Specialist (Urbana, Illinois)
University of Wisconsin Extension, Dane County – 4-H Youth Development Coordinator (Madison, Wisconsin)

Extension and Teaching Jobs

Ohio Ag Ed Openings
Ohio Extension Internships
North Carolina Ag Ed Openings
Texas Ag Ed Openings
New Mexico Ag Ed Openings
Colorado Ag Ed Openings
Arkansas Ag Ed Openings
Pennsylvania Ag Ed Openings
Michigan Ag Ed Openings
Indiana Ag Ed Openings
Tennessee Ag Ed Openings

OSU Extension, Muskingum County – 4-H Youth Development Educator
OSU Extension, Morrow County – 4-H Youth Development Educator

Graduate School
Check back next week!

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Check back next week!

ACEL Banquet: Scholarship Awards

The Birkenholz Leadership Award Fund
Income provides a scholarship to an undergraduate student of senior standing majoring in agricultural education with first preference given to a student in the leadership option and second preference given to a student in the teaching option.
Recipient: Kristen Ramey

Pat R. and Melena S. Whittington Undergraduate Teacher Education Scholarship Fund
Income provides support for at least one scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in the Teacher Education preparation option in Agricultural and Extension Education in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Recipient: Blake Campbell

The Sue and Walt Bailey Endowed Scholarship
Supports at least two scholarships of equal amounts to be awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Food Science and Nutrition and to an undergraduate student majoring in Agricultural Education. Preference shall be given to students from Ross County, Ohio, then those from Ohio, then Arizona, then California. Preference shall be given to students who do not receive federal student aid grants. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated academic achievement and involvement in student organizations.
Recipient: Rachel McClellan and Cody McClain

Albert B. Davis Agricultural Scholarship Fund
Income provides scholarships for needy undergraduates in agricultural education in the college with preference to residents of Noble, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Muskingum, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Washington counties in Ohio.
Recipient: Katrina Harper

Ruth and S. N. McIntosh Memorial Scholarship
Income provides scholarships for undergraduates in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who are from Ohio or West Virginia. Preference for recipients are those students enrolled in the Department of Human and Community Resource Development with an emphasis on extension education.
Recipients: Kaylynn Knauff, Sarah Longo, Mariah Stollar

James J. Kreglow Agricultural Education Scholarship Fund
Income provides undergraduate scholarships with preference to agricultural education majors.
Recipient: Frances Nicol

Clyde and Crystal Beougher Endowed Scholarship in Agricultural Education
Income provides scholarships for worthy undergraduates in the college with a preference to agricultural education majors with outstanding academic achievement and/or leadership in extracurricular activities.
Recipient: Christine Balint

Jo and Warren Weiler Scholarship Fund in Agricultural Education
Income provides scholarships and leadership awards for worthy and needy undergraduate agricultural education majors in the college based on leadership and service in agriculture with emphasis on the Agricultural Education Society and with the intention to teach agricultural education in the high school. Junior or senior rank is required when the scholarship is received along with high scholastic achievement.
Recipients: Summer McLain and Ellyse Shafer

The Carl E. Pickering Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in Human and Community Resource Development
Supports a scholarship for a student enrolled in agricultural education who demonstrates both academic achievement and financial need.
Recipient: Cole Riddle 

Roger W. LeValley, D.D.S. Agricultural Education Endowment Fund
Income provides a scholarship to a student majoring in agricultural education, specifically in the teaching option who is a sophomore, junior, or senior.
Recipient: Nicholas Fowler

Alice Lucile Russel Scholarship Fund
Income provides undergraduate scholarships in agricultural education and Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, with preference to students from Belmont or Champaign counties.
Recipients: Megan Bergman and Summer McLain

Agricultural Education Scholarship Fund
Income provides scholarships for juniors and seniors in Agricultural Education.
Recipients: Emily Bauman, Katherine Bell, Kelse Brown, Katelyn Deaton, Kristen Eisenhauer, Katie Fath, Aaron Gates, Logan Heiby, Alexis Howell, Wyatt Jones, Elizabeth Landis, Sarah Landis, Abby Motter, Geoffrey Norris, Emily Paulsen, Haley Sherman, Robbie Thiel, Kayla Walls, Samantha Wander, Brittany Weller and Blake Willeke

Ohio Agribusiness Association Agricultural Communication Scholarship
Supports sophomore, junior, or senior students in agricultural communication.
Recipient: Mindi Brookhart

John Hancock Klippart Memorial Fund for Agriculture
Income supports students in agricultural communication.
Recipient: Kaylee Reed

Earl and Wilma McMunn Agricultural Communication Scholarship
Income provides scholarship support for students studying agricultural communication in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership.
Recipients: Rachel Garrison, Billy Grayless, Brianna Gwirtz, Mary Jenkins, Michaela Kramer, Lesley Shanahan, Marlee Stollar, Katerina Sharp, Thomas Shaw, Sydney Snider, Alison Sprang, Mandy Taylor and Ryan Vonderhaar

Leo L. Rummell Endowed Scholarship Fund
Income provides a scholarship for a student in the college who has a major in agricultural communication and has completed an internship in agricultural communication.
Recipient: Michaela Price

Bill Zipf 4-H Memorial Scholarship
Income provides an undergraduate scholarship for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in agricultural communication in the college. Recipients must be members or former members of 4-H.
Recipient: Kalyn Swihart

George R. Gist Graduate Scholarship Fund in Extension Education
Scholarship funds are available to support graduate research and extension education. These funds may be used for tuition, professional and research related travel, costs associated with data collection and analysis, or other graduate program expenses relating to extension education.
Recipients: Julie Aldridge, Brooke Beam, Dustin Homan, Fally Masambuka, Suzanne Saggesse, Ashlan Wickstrom, Kelly Wilson and Kat Zelak

J. Robert and Catharine P. Warmbrod Graduate and Research Fund
Scholarship funds are used to enhance the quality of graduate education and research in the department.  These funds may be used to support graduate student and faculty research; visiting lecturers, consultants or professors; registration or tuition fees for graduate students or faculty attendance at symposium, workshops, or conferences pertaining to their graduate studies.
Recipient: Caitlyn Black 

Lois Simonds Hungate Extension Fellowship
This fellowship provides funding to support OSU Extension educators working on their PhD in Extension Education.
Recipients: Christy Clary, Katherine Feldhues, Cindy Folck, Mark Light, Elizabeth Smith and Suzanna Windon

ACEL Banquet: Graduating Undergraduates

During the ACEL Annual Banquet on April 11, 2017, seniors graduating in 2017 were recognized. Between three graduations at the end of spring, summer and autumn terms, 49 graduates will complete degrees in agricultural communication, agriscience education or community leaderships.

Class of 2017

Stats on our Class of 2017

Major:
agricultural communication graduates: 25
agriscience education graduates: 11
community leadership graduates: 13

Home State:
Ohio: 48
North Carolina: 1

Gender:
Male: 13
Female: 36

 

Industry in the News

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First ag open house a success

10 questions with county “Teacher of the Year”

Communication 

4-H teaches life skills

Valley farmers try out new radio network

Community

Preserving Yates County’s agricultural history

County exploring possibility of community kitchen

Leadership

Ag advocate, instructor to be inducted into FFA Hall of Fame

Four individuals receive outstanding agricultural mentor award

Industry

From corn to cattle, gene editing is about to supercharge agriculture

Livestock antibiotics bill dies in Oregon Senate