ACEL Graduate Student Spotlight: DaVonti’ Haynes

 

DaVonti’ D. Haynes
Detroit, Michigan

DaVonti’ Haynes is a PhD student in agricultural communication, education, and leadership with a specialty in community and extension education and a minor in public policy management. He has a research appointment with OSU Extension.

Hey DaVonti’! What is the dissertation research topic? College access and student success for urban and Appalachian youth.

What are your career goals and why did you choose an ACEL area of study? Career goal is to work within the higher education arena supporting underrepresented and underserved youth in their collegiate pursuits. I chose ACEL because it provides me with a foundation and opportunity to explore and enhancing upon my academic, personal and career objectives.

Why did you choose Ohio State? My experience and time at Ohio State has been nothing short of life changing. I ultimately chose to continue my education as a Buckeye because Ohio State’s faculty, staff, students, and culture were very instrumental in helping me discover and pursue my passion. But for Ohio State, I would not be the person I am today. For me being a Buckeye goes beyond cheering for and supporting our athletic teams, it’s about cheering and supporting all Buckeyes, and that’s what I received during my time at Ohio State and that’s why I chose to be a Buckeye, not once, but three times.

What do you love about Ohio State? I love the breadth of Ohio State. No matter what you want to do, there’s something here for you.

ACEL Nutshell: January 14, 2020

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January 15 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, Ag Admin 211
January 28 – Agricultural Education Society, 7pm, ACEL Hub
February 5 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, Ag Admin 211
February 11 – Agricultural Education Society, 7pm, ACEL Hub
February 18 – ACT’s Night For Young Professionals, Ohio 4-H Center
February 19 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, Ag Admin 211
February 25 – Agricultural Education Society, 7pm, ACEL Hub
March 4 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, Ag Admin 211
March 18 – ACT Meeting, 6-8pm, Ronald McDonald House Volunteering
March 21 – CFAES Sesquicentennial Celebration
March 24 – Agricultural Education Society, 7pm, ACEL Hub
April 1 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, Ag Admin 211
April 6-10 – CFAES Celebration of Students Week
April 9 – CFAES Celebration of Students Banquet
April 14 – ACEL Annual Banquet
April 15 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, Ag Admin 211

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In the News
ACEL Online Master of Science Program, Online undergraduate programs ranked No. 1 in the nation, news.osu.edu
Joy Bauman, alum, Emily Wickham, alum/staff, Dr. Emily Buck, alum/faculty, Youth cooperative leadership experience sets stage for success, Ohio’s Country Journal
Sarah Lucha `01, `02 MS, alum, SC teacher honored for outstanding agricultural education, Norwalk Reflector
Sarah Lucha `01, `02 MS, alum, South Central teacher honored as finalist for Ag Educator of the Year, Ashland Source
Sarah Lucha `01, `02, alum, Local Briefs: South Central teacher named Golden Owl finalist, Mansfield News Journal
Matt Plieman `01, alum, GROWMARK announces 2020 Ohio Essay Contest Winner, Ohio Ag Net
Kelly Henderson, alum, Public service? Officials consider adding farmers to loan forgiveness program, Farm and Dairy
Jessica Parrish ’15, alum, Elwer nominated for statewide award, Delphos Herald
Jeremy Ryan ’11, alum, West Muskingum Ag Teacher Honored with Award, WHIZ News
Stephanie Conway `04, alum, State superintendent tours BG High School, talks EdChoice, Sentinel-Tribune
Dr. Gene Rapp `71 PhD, alum, Obituary: Gene Edward Rapp, PhD, The Davis Enterprise

Report your Internship
If you’re completing an internship – for credit or not for credit – you are asked to complete the linked form to share your internship with the CFAES Office of Career Development. Complete this form.

AgriScience Education Field Experience Applications (Coming soon!)
Are you an Agriscience Education student who is planning to complete a field experience in 2020-2021? If so, read on!

It is time to start planning for field experiences in agriscience education for next academic year (2020-2021)! There are 2 field experiences required for teacher licensure in Ohio: 1) Early Field Experience (EFE) and 2) Student Teaching.

EFE is an exploratory field experience for students to “try out” Agriscience Education as a career choice. EFE is typically for students who are in their second year, who have an interest in pursuing an ASE degree and teacher licensure. Students must pass an FBI/BCII background check and submit required documents needed for the Office of Educator Preparation for placement as part of the application process. An EFE is required before students are eligible for more advanced field experiences. EFE is scheduled for autumn semester through ASE 2189 (1 credit hour). Students cannot enroll in the course without submitting an application and instructor permission.

Student Teaching is the final field experience for students in the ASE major. Students preparing for student teaching must: 1) have successfully completed prior field experiences in the ASE major, 2) have submitted an application for graduation that approved coursework completed in the ASE major within the academic year, 3) have a 3.0 GPA (minimum), 4) be able to pass an FBI/BCII background check, and 5) submit required documents needed for the Office of Educator Preparation for placement as part of the application process. Students must complete all remaining coursework autumn semester 2020 prior to student teaching during spring semester 2021.

APPLICATION DATES:
Field placement applications will become available via email distribution on:
STUDENT TEACHING: January 27, 2020
EARLY FIELD EXPERIENCE: March 16, 2020

Field experience applications will be submitted via a Qualtrics survey link that will be shared with ASE students on the dates above. Questions regarding field experience should be directed to Dr. Caryn Filson: Filson.5@osu.edu

CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is calling for abstracts for the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Participation in this event will prepare students for the OSU Spring Undergraduate Research Festival. Students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program in CFAES and the School of Environment and Natural Resources are invited to participate, provided they have a cum GPA ≥ 2.5 and are engaged in supervised research projects in the area of their major.
If a research project is ongoing and will not be completed by March 1, a research-in-progress summary may be submitted in lieu of an abstract.

  • Research that has been presented in another venue is welcome
  • By submitting an abstract, the student agrees to present the research at the Forum.
  • Final presentations are in the form of poster presentations and will be judged by faculty
  • Abstracts must be submitted online at http://cfaes.osu.edu/students/undergraduate-research-forum until Friday, January 24, 2020.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Pat Whittington (pwhittington@osu.edu) or Susie Sheller (sheller.1@osu.edu) in the College office, 100 Ag Administration Building, (614) 292-3590.

Academic Affairs: Deadlines & Updates

  • 2nd Friday (January 17) is the last day to add a class without petitioning/a course late-add fee (instructor permission is required to add a course throughout the second week)
  • 4th Friday (January 31) is the last day to:
    • Drop a course without receiving a “W” on your record
    • Drop a course using online registration (for returning students; new freshman/transfer students should contact a College Academic Counselor to drop a course)
    • Register for Audit or Pass/Non-Pass options for a course
    • Submit a Grade Forgiveness Petition form (must already be registered for the repeated course)
  • 10th Friday (March 20) is the last day to:
    • Drop a course using the Course Permission Form without a petition. Note: Courses dropped will show a “W” on your record.

The deadlines above refer to full-term classes. View the University Registrar’s website for a full detailed list of academic dates and deadlines for all sessions. Call 614-292-6891 if you need an appointment with a CFAES College Academic Counselor.

Graduation
If you are nearing your last year, have you applied to graduate? Don’t delay! Students of CFAES are asked to submit a graduation application onlineby these deadlines:

Career Closet
New Year, new clothes? Trying to get in the habit of recycling and reusing? DONATE AND SHOP AT THE CAREER CLOSET!

As we enter this new semester, we’re looking for clothing donations from for our Career Closet. Students are welcome to both donate and shop for clothing. All clothing donated is free of charge to students to take and wear to the Career Expo (February 11) or as they need it in their professional journey.

Clothing should be clean, gently used and with no obvious rips, tears, or stains. It can be dropped off during regular business hours any time prior to January 28 in Ag Admin suite 100 or in the box in the lobby of Ag Admin. Please drop off your donations prior to January 28. The Career Closet will be open on January 29.

Please email Allie Hutchison.216@osu.edu, Career Development Coordinator, with any questions you have.

CFAES 150 Years Shirts Now Available
Help Student Council raise money for scholarships by purchasing a CFAES t-shirt today. They are $15 each and a cotton/polyester blend. Sizes: small, medium, large, XL, XXL. Cash and Venmo accepted. To purchase, stop by Ag Admin room 100 or email Sarah Williams.4263@osu.edu.

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Spring Semester Schedules Needed!

Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The “Experience OSU for a Day” (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. These students visit CFAES frequently, and we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, we need your new schedule!

EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for 1-2 weekdays each semester. Hosting is very flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Hosts are encouraged to take their shadow(s) to class, the Oval, the Union, a room in Nosker House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). Hosting is open to any CFAES student who has completed at least one semester of classes at the Columbus campus. To sign up, simply fill out this form and email it to Katie Share at share.9@osu.edu. Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

Learning Community Applications Now Available!
If you are a current first-year student (rising second-year student) you may be interested in living in one of our on-campus residential spaces learning communities next year (AU20-SP21 school year). The application is now available at www.go.osu.edu/LCs and are due January 29. Learning communities specific to the college include: CFAES in Nosker House, SUSTAINS in Scott House, and Kellogg-Moser in Houston House.

For more information about learning communities visit https://housing.osu.edu/learning-communities/. Please direct questions to Sarah Williams (williams.4263@osu.edu).

Students Changing to Columbus from another OSU campus are also encouraged to apply to a learning community, but must contact Housing to request a housing contract be issued and should do so by January 29. Questions about contracts, room selection, etc., can be directed to 614-292-8266 or housing@osu.edu.

CFAES Ambassador Team
Are you interested in applying to be an Ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)? To learn more about what the CFAES ambassador team is all about, attend one of the information sessions listed below. This is an optional activity to learn more about the application and interview process. We will have current ambassadors in attendance to share their experiences. We hope to see you there!

  • January 22 (W) from 11:30am-12:25pm, Agricultural Administration room 250A
  • January 23 (Th) from 5:20-6:15pm, Agricultural Administration room 250A

Application Process
If you would like to apply to be a College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ambassador, the application will be available on Friday, November 1, 2019. Click here to learn more about becoming an ambassador. The application is due on Monday, February 3, 2020. CFAES Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate students selected to represent the college to prospective students and guests, alumni, and donors.

Food Pantry in Ag Admin and Kottman – Open to all students
Are you in need of extra support?

  • Food Pantries located in Ag Admin 250 and Kottman 210
  • Free to all Ohio State students, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • No appointment necessary
  • Shelf stable foods, snacks, toiletries, and other essentials
  • Just ask for a “cup of tea” at the front desk

Science Fair Judges Needed (and Will be Paid)
The Ohio Soybean Council is seeking judges to evaluate youth science fair projects at 17 district science fairs across Ohio on Saturdays in March. Judges will receive a stipend for a couple hours of judging, have their mileage reimbursed, and will be oriented through a virtual training. Please complete the form at the following link if you are interested by Tuesday, January 21https://forms.gle/tqzwt7uY5u5APk1p7 Remember those adults who used to judge your various projects and competitions? Now it is your turn! Contact Dustin Homan at dustin@educationprojects.org with questions.

MACA Scholarship Program
The MACA Young Leader Scholarship Program (YLSP) is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. Recipients will benefit from exposure and networking with MACA members for potential job opportunities as well as financial compensation. MACA members benefit by developing a talent pool of future industry leaders and through the heightened awareness of MACA within the participating universities. Visit their website for more information.

Become a CropLife Ambassador
Apply to the CropLife Ambassador Network to provide factual based information to the public regarding the safety and value of American agricultural food production. More info here.

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Agricultural Education Society
All meetings begin at 7pm in the ACEL Hub, Ag Admin 200.

  • January 28
  • February 11
  • February 25
  • March 24

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
All meetings begin at 6pm in Agricultural Administration 211

  • January 15
  • February 5
  • February 19
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • April 1
  • April 15
Oregon State Instructor Position
The Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed term Instructor position. We are seeking an exceptional candidate with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Education, Leadership and/or Agricultural Communications. This appointment is 75% teaching and 25% program coordination. The individual will teach and coordinate programs and courses in one or more of our department focus areas, while engaging in service activities that support the mission of our department, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Oregon State University. We are constantly developing and expanding our course offerings and academic programs and would love to discuss your skill set!

You can find the details and specific job posting here: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu, as posting #P03523UF. Please submit a resume/CV, a professional letter of intent including your qualifications and experience, and contact information for three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications on February 8, 2020. For additional information, contact Dr. Josh Stewart: josh.stewart@oregonstate.edu

College Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year – Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 academic year.

You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2020.

The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2020-21 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H.
www.cfaes.osu.edu/scholarships

FAFSA Now Available for Next Year – Start Filling Out Now!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the University Special Scholarships Application and the CFAES Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available.
What you need to do now:

  • File the FAFSA today at fafsa.gov or on the myStudentAid app. The 2020-2021 FAFSA requires income information from your 2018 tax returns. Learn more at fafsa.gov
  • Follow the FAFSA prompts and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to directly import tax return information into the FAFSA.
  • Complete the University Special Scholarships Application. For more information visit sfa.osu.edu/current-student/about-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships
  • Complete the CFAES Scholarship Application. For more information visit cfaes.osu.edu/scholarships

Make it a priority. The 2020-2021 Ohio State priority date for the FAFSA and the University Special Scholarships Application is February 1, 2020. The CFAES Scholarship Application priority date is February 15, 2020.

Udall Scholarship Information Sessions
The Udall Scholarship recognizes outstanding sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment or related to tribal policy/tribal health care. You are invited to attend one of the upcoming information sessions to learn how you can become a Udall Scholar!

  • Monday, January 13, 4 – 5 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center 102
  • Wednesday, January 15, 5 – 6 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center 102
  • Thursday, January 16, Noon – 1 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center 102

Questions? Can’t attend? Contact fellowships@osu.eduAdditional information

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship 2021
The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship. Learn more and apply on their websiteApplication deadline: February 21, 2020.

Applications due January 15
Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment– ENR (May 6-29, 2020)
Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources– ENR (June 10-26, 2020)
New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism & Human Impacts on the Environment – ENR (May 6-29, 2020)

Application due February 1
Czech Republic: People, Plant, Profit in Prague – AEDE/EEDS (May 3-29, 2020)
Info Sessions: Monday, January 27th, 5:00-6:00pm AA247 and Tuesday, January 28th, 5:30-6:30pm AA247

Questions: E-mail Ryan Vonderhaar(.15)

Internship Openings
Dairy Farmers of America – Summer 2020 Communications Intern (Kansas City)
Dallas Zoo – Education Internship – Summer 2020
Dallas Zoo – Communications/Marketing Internship – Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Delaware County Fair – Social Media Intern
Dublin City Schools – Communications Department Summer Intern
Duke Lemur Center – Summer Education Internship
Duke Lemur Center – Summer Communications Internship
Grief – Communications Intern
Indianapolis Zoo – Conservation Education Family and Youth Programs Internship
Indianapolis Zoo – Public Relations Internship
JM Smucker Company – Intern, Graphic Design- Summer 2020
Longwood Gardens – Marketing and Communications Internship
McAfee – Employee Communication Intern 
McDonald’s – Corporate Creative Agency Internship
Mercy Health – Communications Intern
NASA Glenn Research Center – Design & Communication Internship
NASA Glenn Research Center – Video Support for PSC-Intern
National Pork Producers Council – Communication Internship, summer
Ohio State, Office of International Affairs – Communications Intern
Ohio State, College of Nursing – Marketing and Communications Intern
Urban Ecology Center – Science Communication, Summer Intern
Wildlife Safari – Spring Education Internship

Full-Time Openings
American Society for Nondestructive Testing – Marketing Communication Specialist
Big Lots! – Social Media Content Specialist
Certified Angus Beef – Director, Communications
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoptions – Manager, Digital Communications
Indianapolis Zoo – Education Program Evaluation
JM Smucker Company – Social Media Specialist
Kansas State – International Communication Specialist
Land O’Lakes – Communications Manager
Mills College – Marketing Content Creator
Nashville Zoo – Education Specialist- School Programs
National 4-H – Annual Fund Manager
National 4-H – Executive Assistant, Marketing and Brand
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association – Advocacy Communications Manager
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association – Marketing Manager
Nestle – Digital Video Editor
Ohio State, Mershon Center – Communications Specialist
Ohio State, Public Health – Coordinator-Public Relations
Ohio State, Graduate School – Comm & Mrktg Coordinator
Ohio State, Lake Erie Research – Program Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator
Ohio State, Graduate School – Student Services Manager
Ohio State, Undergraduate Admissions – Associate Director
Ohio State, EDGE – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, Human Sciences Administration – Content & Training Coordinator
Omaha Zoo and Aquarium – Education Program Manager-Visitor and Community Engagement
Sioux Valley Energy – Communications Specialist
Texas A&M University – Communications Coordinator
Texas A&M University, Vet Med – Assistant Director
Texas Department of Transportation – Public Information Officer IV
University of Louisville – Graphic Designer IV, Football Recruiting
University of North Texas – Sr Photographer/Videographer
Virginia Tech – Asst. Director, Communications and Marketing

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

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ACEL presents at Ohio Extension Annual Conference

Our department was represented very well with current graduate students and faculty at the 2019 OSU Extension Annual Conference that was held Dec. 16 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus.

Students and faculty who presented posters include:
Callie Eberhart and Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green (Ohio 4-H Extension Professionals’ Perceptions of Youth with Disabilities); Dr. Jerold Thomas and Dr. Scott Scheer (Publishing Your Extension Work in the Journal of Extension)and Margo Long (You ARE a Computational Thinker)

Students and faculty who presented papers include:
Brad Bergefurd (Jumpstart your Professional Development with International Teaching and Learning Opportunities); Dr. Jerold Thomas, Dr. Scott Scheer and Dr. Keith Smith (Key Trends Affecting Extension and How We can Remain Relevant); Alisha Barton (What to do When You Can’t Control the Weather: Complete Wellness for the Extension Professional); Alisha Barton (Inspiring Kids’ Confidence in the Kitchen); Danae Wolfe (Messaging Matters: Tell Better Stories, Create Deeper Connection); Christy Clary (Mobile App Development for 4-H and Extension Programs); Dr. Dee Jepsen (How Accessible are Your Events and Programs for People with Disabilities); Alisha Barton; (How to Survive Your First Two Years in Extension); Alisha Barton; and Danae Wolfe (Become a PowerPoint Power User)

Students who led an ignite session include:
Danae Wolfe (Storytelling as Easy as PIE)

 

2019 Autumn Semester Graduates

Congratulations to the 11 ACEL Buckeyes who received their degrees during Ohio State’s Autumn Semester Commencement Ceremony.

Four students graduated with a master of science in agricultural communication, education, and leadership. All of these students were enrolled in our online master of science program.

Seven undergraduates received their bachelor of science degrees in agricultural communication or community leadership.

We wish each of these Buckeyes the best of luck in their next adventure!

 

Birkhimer named Ohio “Turn the Key” recipient

Congratulations to agriscience education alum Nathan Birkhimir ’15, who was named as the Ohio recipient of the Teachers Turn the Key scholarship to attend the 2019 National Association of Agricultural Educators’ Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.

The Teachers Turn the Key professional development program focuses on providing early-career ag teachers with the tools and support they need to grow and flourish in the profession. Participants are challenged to improve their teaching and classroom management, develop time management skills, and immerse themselves in professional development activities that will support their professional goals.

Congratulations Nathan!

ACEL alumni receive awards an NAE4-H annual conference

Congratulations to several of our ACEL alumni who received national awards at the annual National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) during their annual conference in November.

In the service awards, Beth Simeral Boomershine ’01 MS was the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award and Kayla Oberstadt ’14 MS and Kiersten Heckel ’11 each received an Achievement in Service Award.

Boomershine

 

Oberstadt

 

Heckle

In the communicator awards, Amanda Raines ’17 was awarded top entry in the “educational piece – team” and Jamie McConnell ’12 MS received the top award in the “radio program.”

McConnell

Laryssa Lackman Hook ’97 MS was recognized for 25 years of service as a 4-H educator.

Hook

Congratulations to these ACEL Buckeyes and all other Ohio 4-H extension educators who received recognition at the annual NAE4-HA conference.

ACEL Nutshell – December 4, 2019

*Items in bold are new

December 4 – Last day of Autumn Semester
December 4 – CFAES Breakfast, 7:30am-10am, Kottman Hall Lobby
December 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
December 5 – Reading Day
December 6, 9-12 – Finals Week
April 9 – CFAES Celebration of Students Banquet
April 14 – ACEL Annual Banquet

On our Website
News Release: Ritter completes internship with GC2 Ministries
Giving Tuesday
Oglesby completes internship with Ohio Association of Foodbanks

On our Blog
News Release: Cunningham completes internship with The Annex of Marion
Giving TuesdayNews Release: Leeper completes internship with Ohio State Extension
Burger awarded American FFA Degree
News Release: Beach completes internship with Hancock County Agricultural Society
News Release: Augustine completes internship with Ohio State ATI
News Release: Matthews completes internship with American Farm Bureau Federation
Varney completes MS project defense

In the News
Abbey Averill `03, alum, Ashtabula County Ag Day recognized at national levelStar Beacon

Winter drop in/ craft event
Tuesday, December 10, 12:30-1:30pm, 250A Agricultural Administration (Columbus)
Friday, December 13, 12:30-1:30pm, 126 Research Services (Wooster)
Come join Graduate Education Coordinator, Kayla Arnold, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Gary Pierzynski, for holiday themed crafts, snacks, and warm drinks! We will have crafting supplies available, all you need to do is show up. If you can’t make the entire time, we also encourage you to stop in and grab some snacks as your schedule permits.

Report your Internship
If you’re completing an internship – for credit or not for credit – you are asked to complete the linked form to share your internship with the CFAES Office of Career Development. Complete this form.

End of semester stress?
CFAES has an embedded clinical counselor who works primarily with students in our college: David L. Wirt, M.Ed., LPCC-S. David is available for new and returning CFAES students by calling 614-292-5766. Please mention when calling you are a student in CFAES and want to schedule with him. If you have questions, you may email Dave at wirt.9@osu.edu . More information about counseling at CFAES is located at https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/campus-life/student-services and at https://ccs.osu.edu.

Food Pantry in Ag Admin and Kottman – Open to all students
Are you in need of extra support?

  • Food Pantries located in Ag Admin 250 and Kottman 210
  • Free to all Ohio State students, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • No appointment necessary
  • Shelf stable foods, snacks, toiletries, and other essentials
  • Just ask for a “cup of tea” at the front desk

2020 Celebration of Students Program Award Application/Nomination Forms Available
Applications and nominations are now open for awards presented at the 2020 Celebration of Students Program on April 9. Complete information is available at go.osu.edu/AwardApplications. Nominations and applications are due Monday, February 10, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Student Awards:

  • Jill A. Pfister Outstanding First-Year Student Scholarship – open for student organizations to nominate those first-year students (freshmen or transfer) who have made meaningful contributions to a student club or organization.
  • Ray A. Miller Council Scholarship – open to members of the CFAES Student Council (student organization representatives or academic major delegates) who have demonstrated leadership in their contributions to Council and other campus organizations.
  • Internship Awards – one award is offered in each CFAES academic units, including ATI. Eligible to students who have completed at least a 10-week internship experience during Spring, 2019, Summer, 2019, or Autumn, 2019.
  • Outstanding Student Employee – open to all undergraduate students who work for CFAES academic units, OARDC, or OSU Extension. Up to two awards are presented.

Student Organization Awards:

  • New Activity Award – recognizes a new project within a CFAES student organization – see the application form for additional details.
  • Student Organization Excellence Awards – recognizes notable accomplishments of CFAES student organizations (including SENR and ATI) in the following areas:
    • (1) leadership/professional development
    • (2) community engagement
    • (3) collaboration
    • (4) active citizenship
    • (5) supporting the mission of CFAES
  • Student Organization of the Year Award – recognizes one student organization that excels in at least three of the five areas previously mentioned.

Faculty/Staff Awards

  • Outstanding Service to Students – students can nominate CFAES faculty and staff who particularly support students or student organizations.
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Mentor – students can nominate their academic advisor/mentor (either a faculty or staff member) for their excellence in serving students.

If you have questions, contact Dr. Marilyn Trefz at trefz.2@osu.edu or 614-915-1150.

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Agricultural Education Society
Meetings will resume in January for Spring Semester 2020.

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will meet on the following dates in Room 211 of Agricultural Administration at 6pm.

  • December 4
Michigan State University – PhD Assistantship
The Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University is pleased to announce an open PhD assistantship in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education. Priority will be given to applications received prior to January 3rd and the position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions, please email rbm@msu.edu or call (517) 355-0102.

MSU offers the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary department and to become an integral member of our AFNR Education team, contributing to impactful scholarship and teaching. In addition, the assistantship includes paid tuition, health insurance, and a stipend. Additional Information

College of Charleston – graduate assistantships
The Graduate Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the College of Charleston is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. There are two graduate assistant positions available as part of the Sustainable Agriculturel initiative. The thesis or internship tracks and interdisciplinary curriculum offers students the tools and skills needed to pursue a career in the environmental field.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Program Coordinator, Lucy Davis (davislh@cofc.edu). I have attached some informational documents pertaining to our program that you are encouraged to share with students. For more information, please direct students to our website: mes.cofc.edu. Additional information is available here and here.

North Dakota State University – Agricultural Education Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship Position (M.S. or Ph.D.)
The Agricultural Education program at North Dakota State University is seeking a graduate assistant at the doctoral (PhD) level (MS/PhD combined also considered). For this position we seek a motivated individual interested in the preparation of agricultural educators from pre-service through current educators in all formal and informal educational settings. Additional information.

Duties/Responsibilities
This individual will join Agricultural Education and Teacher Education faculty in the preparation of pre-service teachers, induction teachers, Extension educators, and Extension audiences. The selected individual will:

  • Develop new and join present efforts to recruit students to the Agricultural Education degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the multistate region.
  • Lead and co-teach across specialty teaching methods and general educator preparation coursework.
  • Work with the North Dakota Teacher Induction Program which serves 1-3 year Ag Ed and FACS teachers.
  • Co-advise undergraduate students
  • Assist with expanding distance delivery options of Agricultural Education coursework
  • Assist with the North Dakota Teach Ag committee responsibilities
  • Work with Extension audiences on educational methods and program evaluation
  • Assist with data management and monitoring
  • Conduct collaborative and independent research
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Salary and Benefits

  • This is a 9-month, .50 graduate teaching assistantship (20 hrs/wk). Additional guaranteed funding will support summer salary above the core assistantship stipend. The preferred start date is August 2020. The assistantship includes a full tuition waiver. Up to four years of funding will be provided for doctoral-seeking candidates.

New Graduate Education Webpage
The CFAES Graduate Education website is now live! This site serves as a central resource for graduate students, housing information about upcoming events, news, and funding opportunities. We encourage you to check back regularly to stay up to date: https://grad.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/ If you have ideas or suggestions for resources to add to the webpage, please send them to CFAES Graduate Education Coordinator, Kayla Arnold.1065.

College Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year – Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 academic year.

You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2020.

The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2020-21 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H.
www.cfaes.osu.edu/scholarships

FAFSA Now Available for Next Year – Start Filling Out Now!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the University Special Scholarships Application and the CFAES Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available.
What you need to do now:

  • File the FAFSA today at fafsa.gov or on the myStudentAid app. The 2020-2021 FAFSA requires income information from your 2018 tax returns. Learn more at fafsa.gov
  • Follow the FAFSA prompts and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to directly import tax return information into the FAFSA.
  • Complete the University Special Scholarships Application. For more information visit sfa.osu.edu/current-student/about-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships
  • Complete the CFAES Scholarship Application. For more information visit cfaes.osu.edu/scholarships

Make it a priority. The 2020-2021 Ohio State priority date for the FAFSA and the University Special Scholarships Application is February 1, 2020. The CFAES Scholarship Application priority date is February 15, 2020.

Applications due January 15
Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment– ENR (May 6-29, 2020)
Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources– ENR (June 10-26, 2020)
New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism & Human Impacts on the Environment – ENR (May 6-29, 2020)

Application due February 1
Czech Republic: People, Plant, Profit in Prague – AEDE/EEDS (May 3-29, 2020)

Questions: E-mail Ryan Vonderhaar(.15)

Education Abroad Peer Advising Hours
Where: Ag Admin Rm 100, Education Abroad Office
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15-5:00 pm; Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 am-1:20 pm

Looking to go abroad? Already going, but have questions? Come to peer advising hours to talk with other students for advice and help!

Internship Openings
American Farm Bureau – AFBF Summer Internship Program
Cincinnati Reds – Video Productions Intern
Columbus Crew – Corporate Partnerships Intern
Columbus Crew – Video Production Intern
Columbus Crew – Marketing Intern
Columbus Crew – Community Relations & Foundation Intern 
Columbus Crew – Digital Content Intern
Columbus Crew – Social Media Intern
Columbus Crew – Communications Intern
Curion – Events & Sponsorship Coordinator
Dairy Farmers of American –  Marketing Communication Manager
FC Cincinnati – Sponsorship Activation Intern
Heartland Payment Systems – Promising Entrepreneur – Graphic Designer (Intern)
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship – Texas
Lake County Captains – Marketing & Promotions Intern
Lake Erie Crushers – Graphic Design Internship
Lake Erie Crushers – Radio Broadcast Internship
Lake Erie Crushers – Graphic Design Internship
Lake Erie Crushers – Photography Internship
Lake Erie Crushers – Video Production Internship
Michigan, Dept of Health and Human Services – Communication Intern
NASCAR – NASCAR Diversity Internship Program – Broadcasting and Media Productions 
NASCAR – NASCAR Diversity Internship Program – Social Media
NASCAR – NASCAR Diversity Internship Program – Graphic Design
Newport Aquarium – MARKETING INTERNSHIP
Pixar – Editorial Intern, Summer 2020
Tracy Aviary – Environmental Education Intern
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – Education Program Intern
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center – Volunteer Program Intern
WISH – Public Relations Intern
WISH – Event Management and Social Media Intern

Full-Time Openings
Akron Zoo – Graphic Designer
American Soybean Association – State Policy Communications Coordinator 
Arizona State University – Digital Communications Specialist
Campbell County Public Library – PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST (PART TIME)
Certified Horsemanship Association – Advertising Sales Representative
Chabad Columbus –  Volunteer and Event Coordinator
City of Dublin, Ohio – Multimedia Communications Specialist
Dairy Farmers of America – Marketing Communication Manager
Ferris State University – Graphic Designer
Fort Hayes State University – Graphic Designer 
Hearthland Payment Systems – Senior Graphic Design Manager
iHeart Media – Outside Account Executive
Montana FFA Foundation – Director of Development
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association  – Creative Content Manager
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Market Research Coordinator
Ohio, Development Services Agency – Communications Specialist
Ohio State, Moritz College of Law – Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Ohio State, Academic Affairs – Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Knowlton – Senior Graphic Designer
Ohio State, Mansfield – Coordinator-Student Programs
Ohio State, International Affairs – Coordinator-Study Abroad
OSU Extension, Warren – Program Assistant, 4-H
City of Portland, Texas – Public Information Officer
Purdue University Extension –  Extension Educator – Ag and Natural Resources
Shelby Humane –  Volunteer Coordinator
University of Arkansas – Communications and IT Specialist
University of Cincinnati – Digital Content Specialist
University of Maryland – Coordinator of Recruitment
University of Nebraska – Dean for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
University of Nevada, Reno – Graphic Designer and Communications Professional
University of Oklahoma –  Volunteer Coordinator
University of Toledo – Art Director
University of Utah – Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection – Visual Information Specialist
US Fish and Wildlife Service – Visual Information Specialist
UT Health San Antonio – Graphics Designer-Intermediate
Utah State University – Recruiter I
West Virginia University – Dean and Director of WVU Extension

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

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News Release: Cunningham completes internship with The Annex of Marion

Taylor Cunningham, of Arcadia, recently completed an internship with The Annex of Marion in Marion, Ohio.

During her internship, Cunningham used her communication skills to assist in planning for community events, manage social media platforms and work on website development. She also assisted with Ohio State Marion campus orientations and move-in.

“Our students use their internship experiences to hone their communications skills, network with potential employers, and develop confidence in their abilities,” said Dr. Annie Specht, program manager and associate professor for agricultural communication. “These internships are more than just line items on a resume – they are opportunities for students to prepare themselves for the next phase of their professional lives.”

Cunningham 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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Giving Tuesday

On this #GivingTuesday, consider making a donation to the Centennial Fund for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. This fund is designed to support student and faculty needs in the areas of agricultural communication, agriscience education and community leadership.

To donate, visit give.osu.edu and search for fund 641209.

 

 

*Alumni giving a minimum of $75 to any Ohio State fund prior to December 31, 2019 qualify for early access to football tickets.

News Release: Leeper completes internship with Ohio State Extension

Shae Leeper, of Marysville, recently completed an internship with the Delaware County Extension Office in Delaware, Ohio.

During her internship, Leeper used her communication skills to assist in 4-H and Junior Fair event planning and manage social media platforms. She also worked on farm research projects which included video production and editing.

“Our students use their internship experiences to hone their communications skills, network with potential employers, and develop confidence in their abilities,” said Dr. Annie Specht, program manager and associate professor for agricultural communication. “These internships are more than just line items on a resume – they are opportunities for students to prepare themselves for the next phase of their professional lives.”

Leeper 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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