A Day in the UK: Education Abroad in England and Scotland

Paige Schaffter ’21
agriscience education

A review of day 5 of the Agricultural and Environmental Communications study abroad trip to England and Scotland in May 2019.

I’ve never seen college students so happy to stop at a McDonald’s restaurant as I have today. To preface this, the United Kingdom drinks more tea than coffee (surprise, surprise), but the coffee they do have, as I have been told is atrocious. Needless to say, stopping for some fast-food coffee might be the highlight for some students!

We started our day at Rural Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester, England. This area is known as the capital of the Cotswolds, which offers gorgeous scenery! We met with Dr. Steven Chadd, a former administrator, and lecturer at RAU. He talked about the history and background of RAU and the programs they offer.

Most similarly to Ohio State, specifically the Wooster campus, RAU has its own farms. They own over 400 hectares, which is roughly 988 acres. There they have a sheep operation with 400 breeding ewes, a dairy facility with 900 cows, and an organic completely outdoor pig farm with 100 sows and their offspring. The livestock is fed out and taken to market once they reach roughly 200 pounds. I found the facility to be especially interesting because it’s completely outside and because it’s a joint venture with a nearby farmer. Essentially, RAU owns the infrastructure and uses it for educational purposes, and the farmer owns the pigs and pays the labor.

Our next presenter was Dr. Peter Morris LLB (Honors), a communication/media professor. He noted that he’s previously commentated rugby games and equine events and owns his own media and journalism business called Vocal Solutions. Most strikingly, he said that our job as communicators for the ag industry is to use the power we have in a conscientious way and assimilate and validate the information we have. To highlight his point, Dr. Morris showed us a video featuring a very fun and large agriculture event in the UK, but what people don’t see is the “dark side” of ag or all the issues farmers are facing, and the US is experiencing a similar fate. Additionally, the UK is also facing the problem of the lack of broadband internet in rural areas. It’s pertinent to make the internet accessible to farmers for emergencies, market updates, and other uses. Lastly, Dr. Morris said, “the biggest reason why agriculture makes the news is due to sensationalism,” and I feel this is especially true in the United States. In addition to this, the U.S. and the UK also struggle with fake news and deciphering what is true. Not to fear though, Dr. Morris offered us some exceptional advice: Ask where it was reported, where else it was reported, what is the source, and does it “feel” true? Those are the best questions to debunk and invalidate fake news.

Afterward, we took a short tour around the campus to see student housing (which is similar to most universities where freshman live on-campus, and upperclassmen rent off-campus properties with others), dining halls, chapel, and student union/gift shop. Did I need another crewneck sweatshirt? Absolutely not. But when else will I visit RAU?

After RAU, we headed to Bath, England where we visited the historic Roman Baths and hot springs and took a walking tour with Louise around the city. After the fabulous and exciting tour of the city, we went back to the hotel to change and get dinner on our own. Word to the wise, The Scallop Shell has the best fried fish I’ve ever eaten! 10/10 would definitely recommend.

 

ACEL Nutshell – September 11, 2019

*Items in bold are new

September 11 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 17-18 – Ohio State Career and Internship Fair, Ohio Union
September 17-19 – Farm Science Review
September 19 – National Teach Ag Day
September 24 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
September 25 – CFAES Ambassador Info Session, 5:20-6:15pm, Ag Admin 250A
September 26 – CFAES Career Expo, 2-5pm, Fawcett Center
October 2 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 4 – Ohio State Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 8 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
October 10-11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Autumn Break
October 14 – Autumn Semester, Second Session Begins
October 16 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 17 – Agriscience Education Group Scheduling (Columbus campus students), 5:30-7:30, ACEL Computer Lab
October 22 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
October 22 – CFAES Ambassador Info Session, 10:20-11:15am, Kotmann Hall 116
October 30-  November 2 – National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
November 1 – CFAS Ambassador Applications Open
November 6 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 7-10 – AFA Leaders Conference, Kansas City
November 11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Veterans Day
November 12 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
November 20 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 28-29 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Thanksgiving Break
December 4 – Last day of Autumn Semester
December 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
December 5 – Reading Day
December 6, 9-12 – Finals Week

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ACEL Nutshell – September 4, 2019

In the News
Joel Penhorwood ’16, alum, Penhorwood signs off and moooves onOhio’s Country Journal
Joel Penhorwood ’16, alum, Joel Penhorwood Joins Select Sires’ Communications Department, Hoard’s Dairyman
Sarah Noggle ’97, and Eric Richer ’99, alumni, OSU Extension offering Sept. programsFulton County Expositer
Dr. Dee Jepsen ’97 MS, ’06 PhD, faculty, Mental health takes forefront with Ohio programsFarm and Dairy
John Poulson ’81, ’87 MS, alum, Poulson honored with OSU alumni awardFulton County Expositor
Sam Custer ’81, ’84 MS, alum, Family-owned meat producer expandingDayton Daily News
Roy Hoffman ’60, alum, Obituary: Roy HoffmanColumbus Dispatch

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.Academic Affairs: Deadlines & Updates

  • 4th Friday (September 13th) 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 must 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 (October 25th) 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.

The Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes is now viewable in Buckeye Link / Schedule Planner! 
Please be advised that all class offerings are still subject to change. This is a good opportunity to look ahead and form an idea of classes you wish to register for once your enrollment appointment window begins. Note: Spring enrollment appointment dates have not yet been assigned. Call 614-292-6891 or visit Room 100 in the Agricultural Administration Building to schedule an appointment with a CFAES College Academic Counselor.

Career Expo Save-the-Dates
We already have over 150 companies registered for our fall career expos. You don’t want to miss this perfect opportunity to speak with dozens of companies for internships and jobs in one place.

  • 9/25 – Construction Career Expo
  • 9/26 – Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Career Expo

You can see the company list in your Handshake account at https://handshake.osu.edu/ and use your OSU name.#@osu.edu and password to login.

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Autumn 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 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 atshare.9@osu.edu. Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

OSU to celebrate World Food Day
Join CFAES, University Libraries, and Sustainability Institute, and the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation for a three day series of events to learn about food security and raise awareness about local and sustainable food resources.

  • Food Fair: October 16, 12 – 2 pm, W. 18th Ave. Plaza; Join us for an opportunity to learn about food resources on campus, highlighting local and sustainable food and featuring food demonstrations and student clubs.
  • Food Talks: October 17, 10 am – 2 pm, Thompson Library room 165; Faculty, staff, and students present rapid-fire flash talks on food system research, followed by a keynote address by a local food entrepreneur. Lunch provided. RSVP required.http://discovery.osu.edu/world-food-day-2019.
  • Farm Tours: October 18, 10 am and 2 pm, Waterman Farm; Visit Waterman Farm and see the diversity of Ohio agriculture and learn about the different growing projects. Apple picking and samples of local produce included. RSVP required. http://discovery.osu.edu/world-food-day-2019.
2019 International Photography Competition 
All Ohio State students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2019 International Photography Competition. Submissions are accepted until Oct. 7 and must be the original work of the entrant, of high quality and taken outside of the United States. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Arts and Culture.
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ACT to host Farmers Share
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will host their annual “Farmers Share” event on Friday, October 4 from 2-6pm at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resouces Laboratory.” To register for the event visit: go.osu.edu/fs2019 Questions? Contact kimley.1@osu.edu.

Agricultural Education Society will meet on the following dates in Room 211 of Agricultural Administration at 7pm.

  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12

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

  • September 11
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
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Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning (March 7-15, 2020)
On this education abroad program during spring break, students develop cultural awareness and problem solving skills while conducting sustainable service leaning projects in conjunction with EARTH University’s rural development programs. Information sessions:

Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment (May 2020)
This May program has students exploring the relationship between humans and their natural systems through the lens of environmental sustainability; all while traveling through stunning parks, forests and coastlines.

  • Info Sessions:
    • Thursday, October 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Kottman Hall 333
    • Tuesday, October 23, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Mendenhall Lab 125
    • Wednesday, November 7, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Scott Lab E0125
  • Program Information

Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU (May – June 2020)
In this education abroad program, students explore the dramatic history, study the developmental and economic change, and learn about the agricultural policy and natural resources of the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and free time.

Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (May 2020)
This course is designed to give students a different perspective on agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Students will also have the opportunity to explore culture outside of the classroom and view, first-hand, food and production based on varying available natural resources, socioeconomic status and needs of the region and/or country.

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Information Sessions:
    • Monday Sept 16 | 4-5:00pm Oval Mendenhall Lab 125
    • Monday Sept 23 | 2:30-3:30pm Hale Hall, MLK Jr. Lounge
    • Monday Sept 30 | 4:30-5:30 Ag Admin 246
  • Program Information

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare (Two Sections: May – June, 2020)
This May program takes students on a safari through parks and refuges where they study wild animal behavior and welfare by observing animals in their native habitat.

Europe: Equestrian Studies – Animal Science (March 6-15, 2020)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

  • Info Sessions:
    • Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Animal Science 202
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Ag Admin 247
  • Program Information

England: Evolution in Darwin’s World and ours– Entomology 2020 TBA
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources- ENR (June 10-26, 2020)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

  • Information Sessions:
    • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Kottman Hall 245
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Mendenhall Lab 129
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Jennings Hall 140

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit  http://cfaes.osu.edu/studyabroad.

Internship Openings
Farmacy Fresh LLC – Marketing Intern / Content Creator – Non Paid
Feeding Children Everywhere – Communications Nonprofit Internship
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship
National Swine Registry – Events and Education Internship
National Swine Registry – Marketing and Communications Internship
Ohio Corn and Wheat – Internship
Ohio Magazine – Photography Internship
Orange Bowl – 2019-20 COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANTSHIP PROGRAM
State of Ohio, Rehabilitation and Correction – Communications College Intern

Full-Time Openings
Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter – Community Engagement Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio – Campaigns Manager
American Society for Nondestructive Testing – Marketing Communications Specialist
Big Cedar Lodge – Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager
Direction Home – Volunteer Coordinator
GrowMark – Exploring Ag Intern
Houston Dynamo – Corporate Communications Coordinator
LSU – Assistant/Associate/Extension Agent (4-H Youth Development)
Mulberry Meadow Farm School – Farm School Teacher
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Manager, Science Communications
Near East Foundation – Communications Associate
New Mexico State University – Communication Specialist,Assc
North Carolina State – Communications Manager
NC State A&T – Director of Agricultural Communications
North Dakota State University – Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ohio State, Social Media – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, Social Media Team – Social Media Planning Coordinator
Ohio State, Social Media Team – Social Media Community Coordinator
Ohio State, Diversity and Inclusion – Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Arts and Sciences – Communications Specialist
Ohio State, Wexner Medical Center – Volunteer Coordinator
OSU Extension, Medina County – Program Assistant
Pajaro Valley Unified School District – Agriculture Teacher
Saddleberk Pork – Marketing Assistant
State of Montana – Public Relations Specialist
State of Ohio, Aging – Volunteer Coordinator
State of Ohio, Treasurer – Communication Assistant
State of Ohio, Treasurer – Deputy Press Secretary
University of Illinois – 4-H Alumni and Constituent Engagement Manager
YWCA Kalamazoo – Community Engagement Program Coordinator
YMCA of Greater Twin Cities – Youth Development Coordinator

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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ACEL Nutshell – September 4, 2019

*Items in bold are new

September 4 – ACEL Portrait Day, 11:30-1pm, ACEL Hub
September 4 – MANNRS Ice Cream Social, 5:30-6:30pm, Ag Admin 200
September 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 4 – JM Smucker Company Networking Night, 5-7pm, Blackwell Ballroom
September 10 – Grad School Expo, 12:30-4pm, Ohio Union
September 10 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
September 11 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 17-18 – Ohio State Career and Internship Fair, Ohio Union
September 17-19 – Farm Science Review
September 19 – National Teach Ag Day
September 24 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
September 25 – CFAES Ambassador Info Session, 5:20-6:15pm, Ag Admin 250A
September 26 – CFAES Career Expo, 2-5pm, Fawcett Center

October 2 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 4 – Ohio State Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 8 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
October 10-11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Autumn Break
October 14 – Autumn Semester, Second Session Begins
October 16 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 22 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
October 22 – CFAES Ambassador Info Session, 10:20-11:15am, Kotmann Hall 116
October 30-  November 2 – National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
November 1 – CFAS Ambassador Applications Open
November 6 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 7-10 – AFA Leaders Conference, Kansas City
November 11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Veterans Day
November 12 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
November 20 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 28-29 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Thanksgiving Break
December 4 – Last day of Autumn Semester
December 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
December 5 – Reading Day
December 6, 9-12 – Finals Week

On our Website
Scheer named interim chair for ACEL

On our Blog
Scheer named interim chair of ACEL

In the News
Meghann Winters ’19, alum, B1G flavor: Ohio State unveils in-stadium bacon vending machineSaturday Down South

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Autumn 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 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 atshare.9@osu.edu. Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

ACT to host Farmers Share
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will host their annual “Farmers Share” event on Friday, October 4 from 2-6pm at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resouces Laboratory.” To register for the event visit: go.osu.edu/fs2019 Questions? Contact kimley.1@osu.edu.

CFAES has an embedded clinical counselor who works primarily with students in our college
David Wirt 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.

Special Notice from Dave: Many of us have been impacted by the recent violent events in Dayton and elsewhere, including in our nearby campus neighborhood. If you, or someone you care for, has been impacted by these events, please reach out. I am here to help! You may also find resources for additional services at https://ccs.osu.edu.

Grad Expo Is Coming
This event will take place on Tuesday, September 10, from 12:30 – 4 p.m. at the Ohio Union. Students can meet with more than 100 graduate and professional schools from across the country, explore all of their options and gather information. Admission is free to all Ohio State students and alumni; professional dress is not required. Presented by Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services and Students Interested in Student Affairs. More information can be found at https://ccss.osu.edu/grad-expo/.

Apply to Join Towers Agricultural Honorary
Towers Agricultural Honorary is currently accepting applications for membership for the Autumn 2019 semester. It was founded in 1952 to establish an organization to honor individuals in agricultural fields demonstrating high levels of scholarship, strong leadership skills, and high moral character. Any student in The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who is enrolled in at least their third academic semester, has earned an accumulative point hour ratio of 3.00, and has proven himself/herself outstanding in at least one extracurricular activity is eligible for membership. Throughout the year, Towers’ members are involved in a variety of group activities and events such as our Induction Ceremony, quarterly blood drives, and our Member/Mentor recognition reception.

To apply: fill out application below; complete it and email it to Tara Allen at allen.2137@osu.edu. Contact Tara if you have any questions and/or need more information. Applications are due Friday, October 4, 2019.
https://students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/sites/ap/files/site-library/site-images/AU19%20Towers%20Application%20.docx

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.Follow us on Social Media
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Manager Accounts
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ACT to host Farmers Share
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will host their annual “Farmers Share” event on Friday, October 4 from 2-6pm at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resouces Laboratory.” To register for the event visit: go.osu.edu/fs2019 Questions? Contact kimley.1@osu.edu.

MANRRS Ice Cream Social
Multicultural Students in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) invites everyone to an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, Sept 4 at 5:30pm-6:30pm in the Ag Admin building room 200. Come socialize and meet new people. Door prizes will be given. Contact President: Joshua J. Simon with questions at simon.631@osu.edu.

Agricultural Education Society will meet on the following dates in Room 211 of Agricultural Administration at 7pm.

  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12

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

  • September 4
  • September 11
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
Check back next week!
Targeting Excellence Scholarships and Events
Targeting Excellence raises money from the animal agriculture industry, to fund scholarships specifically for ag students pursuing the livestock industry. Our annual fundraiser is a sporting clay shoot in Marengo, OH on Thursday, September 12 – the morning shoot is 9am or afternoon is 1pm. Student attendance is FREE.

Click here to see more about the event and register: https://targetingexcellence.org/ohio/

The scholarships range from $1000 to $3000. Consideration is given to students who attend the shoot. You can shoot for free, or just show up for Lunch/Networking. You’re welcome to walk the course and be a scorekeeper. Please check out the list of sponsors – MANY major ag companies will be in attendance on 9/12.

Again, the event is hosted by major ag companies in Ohio, the event costs you nothing, and attending can increase your odds of being awarded a student scholarship. Just click the link and register as a free student volunteer. The online form will ask you questions about your major, if you can attend, do you plan to shoot, etc.

Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning (March 2020)
On this education abroad program during spring break, students develop cultural awareness and problem solving skills while conducting sustainable service leaning projects in conjunction with EARTH University’s rural development programs.

Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment (May 2020)
This May program has students exploring the relationship between humans and their natural systems through the lens of environmental sustainability; all while traveling through stunning parks, forests and coastlines.

  • Info Sessions:
    • Thursday, October 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Kottman Hall 333
    • Tuesday, October 23, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Mendenhall Lab 125
    • Wednesday, November 7, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Scott Lab E0125
  • Program Information

Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU (May – June 2020)
In this education abroad program, students explore the dramatic history, study the developmental and economic change, and learn about the agricultural policy and natural resources of the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and free time.

Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (May 2020)
This course is designed to give students a different perspective on agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Students will also have the opportunity to explore culture outside of the classroom and view, first-hand, food and production based on varying available natural resources, socioeconomic status and needs of the region and/or country.

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare (Two Sections: May – June, 2020)
This May program takes students on a safari through parks and refuges where they study wild animal behavior and welfare by observing animals in their native habitat.

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit  http://cfaes.osu.edu/studyabroad.

Europe: Equestrian Studies – Animal Science (March 6-15, 2020)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

  • Info Sessions:
    • Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Animal Science 202
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Ag Admin 247
  • Program Information
Internship Openings
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Convention Internship
Wildlife Safari – Education Ambassador Internship 
Zoo Atlanta – Education Dept. Intern (Spring 2020)

Full-Time Openings
Arizona State University – Communications Specialist
Big Lots! – Digital Designer
Cargill – Marketing Communications Associate- Internal & External
COTA – Corporate Communication Specialist
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Education Coordinator
Hocking College – Digital marketing Analyst
Hollywood Casino at Toledo – Internal Communications Specialist
Kent State University – Assistant Director, Social Media and Communications, Athletics
Mount St. Joseph University – Chief Content Specialist
National 4-H – Sponsorship Manager
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Associate Director, Policy Communications
Ohio Farm Bureau – Director of Strategic Partnerships and Nationwide Services
Ohio State, Wexner Center for the Arts – Comm & Mrktg Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator
Ohio State, International Affairs – Program Coordinator, Student Engagement
Ohio State, Multicultural Center – Coordinator, Student Services
Ohio State, Pharmacy – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Program Coordinator
Ohio Wesleyan University – Director of Advancement Communications
Sitka Salmon Shares – Director of Storytelling and Communications
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center – Director of Education and Visitor Services
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens – Youth & Community Volunteer Coordinator 
Tulles Zoo Management – Education Specialist – Informal Programs
University Arizona – Graphic Artist, SNAP-Ed Social Media/Graphic Design (ETE) (Phoenix, AZ)
University of Nevada, Reno, agriculture and natural resources – Marketing Coordinator 
Virginia Tech – Communications Specialist

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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Scheer named interim chair of ACEL

Dr. Scott D. Scheer has been named as interim chair for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University effective September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020,or until a new chair is appointed.

“As I assume this role I will  work with you to keep this amazing momentum going in ACEL for achieving our strategic plan goals and advancing ACEL in CFAES as a place of community, belonging, and thriving,” Scheer shared in an email to faculty and staff following the announcement.

Dr. Scheer is a professor in ACEL, and has been with Ohio State since 1996. He currently serves as Coordinating Advisor for the Community and Extension Education specialization in the Community Leadership major and Ohio State’s undergraduate minors of Community Outreach Education and Youth Development. He has also provided research and support for OSU Extension (4-H Youth Development) in the areas of Preadolescent Education and the 4-H Cloverbud Program.

Dr. Scheer’s research focus is in the areas of outreach education and youth development. He has secured externally funded grants from sources that include USDA–NIFA, Ohio Department of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. Dr. Scheer publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals and has been recognized with awards including a National Communicator Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Extension Outstanding Teaching Award. He has degrees from the University of Delaware (Ph.D.–Family Studies, Youth focus); Columbia University, Teachers College (M.A.–Developmental Psychology); and Louisiana Tech University (B.S.).

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Scheer to the role of interim chair for our department.

ACEL Nutshell – August 28, 2019

August 29 – Back to School Bash, 5:30pm, West Campus Athletic Fields
September 2 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Labor Day
September 4 – ACEL Portrait Day, 11:30-1pm, ACEL Hub
September 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 4 – JM Smucker Company Networking Night, 5-7pm, Blackwell Ballroom
September 10 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
September 11 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 17-18 – Ohio State Career and Internship Fair, Ohio Union
September 17-19 – Farm Science Review
September 19 – National Teach Ag Day
September 24 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 2 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 4 – Ohio State Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 8 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 10-11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Autumn Break
October 14 – Autumn Semester, Second Session Begins
October 16 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 22 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 30-  November 2 – National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
November 6 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 7-10 – AFA Leaders Conference, Kansas City
November 11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Veterans Day
November 12 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
November 20 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 28-29 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Thanksgiving Break
December 4 – Last day of Autumn Semester
December 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
December 5 – Reading Day
December 6, 9-12 – Finals Week
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ACEL Nutshell – August 21, 2019

In the News
Cora Carter ’18 MS, alum, Making connections: New extension educator focuses on new technology, emerging crops, The Republic
John Streicher ’14 MS, alum, In ‘Stretch,’ Mike Vrabel and Titans have a Keyser Soze ‘who’s always got something’
Chris Henney ’98, alum, OABA seeking emerging leaders for eighth LAUNCH class, Ohio’s Country Journal

ACEL Portrait Day
Visit the ACEL Hub on Wednesday, September 4 between 11:45am-1pm for a free professional headshot. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend. Photos will just take a few moments and will be shared within one week. (ASE students enrolled in the Block will have a group photo taken at 11:30am.)

Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee
Want to have an integral part in planning and promoting CFAES’ Sesquicentennial? Apply for the Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee (SPEC for short)!

We are looking for students across all departments and schools within CFAES to support the sesquicentennial planning committee by helping plan, lead, promote and engage in sesquicentennial events and promotions from autumn 2019 – autumn 2020. Deadline to apply is September 13, 2019 at www.go.osu.edu/SPECapp

This opportunity would provide many advantages including:

  • Great work experience and resume builder
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Network with peers, college leadership and external partners

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Autumn 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 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 atshare.9@osu.edu. Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

AFA Applications Open – Deadlines Approaching
The future demands that America’s agricultural workforce be talented individuals with strong credentials in education, leadership and work experience.  Agriculture Future of America (AFA) is committed to helping students who are passionate about agriculture develop their talent and the AFA Leaders Conference assists students in developing personal and professional skills necessary for lifelong success.

Applications are now open for the 2019 AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City, Missouri November 7-10!  Each year the experience builds on the next to help you develop the skills you need for career success.  Applications for tracks 1-3 are due September 16, 2019.  The application as well as more information about the conference can be found here on the AFA website.

If you have any questions, contact Amy Jo Baughman at Baughman.261@osu.edu or Dr. Pat Whittington at Whittington.6@osu.edu.

2019 University Career and Internship Fair
Update your resumes and dress to impress for Ohio State’s university-wide Career and Internship Fair Sept. 17-18 at the Ohio Union. The fair features some of the nation’s top employers and is open to students across all majors, campuses, graduate programs and degree levels. Students can take advantage of preparatory workshops before the fair, as well as have a professional headshot taken on the day of the fair. Brought to you by Buckeye Careers and the Office of Student Life. For more information visit here.

J.M. Smucker Company Networking Night
Meet professionals from The J.M. Smucker Company for a night of networking and to learn more about the company and the exciting internship opportunities available. (Heavy appetizers will be provided)

The Blackwell Ballroom on September 4 from 5-7pm. RSVP by September 2 at https://goo.gl/forms/LUJ5QciQALEedlhE3 To learn more visit www.smuckercareers.com or email Emma Rohe at emma.rohe@jmsmucker.com.

Plant Drop 2019 – Free Plants for OSU Students
Chadwick Arboretum and Collegiate Plant Initiative have teamed up to provide a free plant to Ohio State students. This year the plant is Proven Winner® Lemon Coral® Sedum, the 2019 annual plant of the year. Proven Winners is arranging the donation and Four Star Greenhouse is growing and delivering the plants to Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens. Stop by the OSU Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens in the turnaround in front of Howlett Hall on Wednesday, September 25 starting at 1p.m. Open until all plants are distributed

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Agricultural Education Society will meet on the following dates in Room 211 of Agricultural Administration at 7pm.

  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12

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

  • September 4
  • September 11
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
Mississippi State Faculty Position
The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University is pleased to announce a 12-month, tenure track assistant, associate, or full professor position in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications. The primary responsibilities include serving as associate director of and instructor in the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program, providing inservice education to Extension agents and specialists in volunteer development, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising students, and establishing an active and focused research program.For more details and to apply visit www.jobs.msstate.edu.  Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Iowa State Faculty Position
We have an excellent opportunity for the right person.  We seek an individual with expertise in agricultural education, education studies and experience in agricultural leadership.  This is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities for teaching/advising, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant will provide leadership and instruction for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) Learning and Leadership Sciences (LLS) Minor in collaboration with other faculty members in AgEdS, Agron and other departments CALS, as well as personnel in the Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will lead faculty development efforts associated with Project LEA/RN focused on improving instructional practice among faculty members and learning outcomes for students across ISU.  He/she will develop an applied research program to complement these areas and address application of learning theory in college classrooms.

This is a renewable term (3 year) faculty position and is titled – Assistant Teaching Professor.

For additional information, visit https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Assistant-Teaching-Professor_R387 For consideration, please submit an application before September 22, 2019 using the previous URL.  Tentative start date is January 1.

List of scholarships from Farm and Dairy. (link corrected!)
Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning (March 2020)
On this education abroad program during spring break, students develop cultural awareness and problem solving skills while conducting sustainable service leaning projects in conjunction with EARTH University’s rural development programs.

Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment (May 2020)
This May program has students exploring the relationship between humans and their natural systems through the lens of environmental sustainability; all while traveling through stunning parks, forests and coastlines.

  • Info Sessions:
    • Thursday, October 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Kottman Hall 333
    • Tuesday, October 23, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Mendenhall Lab 125
    • Wednesday, November 7, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Scott Lab E0125
  • Program Information

Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU (May – June 2020)
In this education abroad program, students explore the dramatic history, study the developmental and economic change, and learn about the agricultural policy and natural resources of the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and free time.

Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (May 2020)
This course is designed to give students a different perspective on agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Students will also have the opportunity to explore culture outside of the classroom and view, first-hand, food and production based on varying available natural resources, socioeconomic status and needs of the region and/or country.

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare (Two Sections: May – June, 2020)
This May program takes students on a safari through parks and refuges where they study wild animal behavior and welfare by observing animals in their native habitat.

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit  http://cfaes.osu.edu/studyabroad.

Europe: Equestrian Studies – Animal Science (March 6-15, 2020)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

  • Info Sessions:
    • Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Animal Science 202
    • Info Session: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Ag Admin 247
  • Program Information
Internship Openings
Columbus Zoo – Research and Evaluation Internship
Feeding Children Everywhere – Communications Nonprofit Internship
Feeding Children Everywhere – Social Media Nonprofit Internship
Fuyao Glass America – Fall Communications/Media Intern
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure – Graphic Design Intern
National Swine Registry – Events and Education Internship
National Swine Registry – Marketing and Communications Internship
Northeast Ohio Weddings – Magazine writing intern
Penn State University – 4-H Urban Agriculture Intern
Satellite Group – Graphic Design Intern
Select Sires – Corporate Communications Internship (Summer 2020)
Select Sires – Dairy-Sire Marketing Summer Internship (Summer 2020)
Smithsonian National Museum of American History – Graphic Design Internship (must log in to Handshake)
The Dairy Alliance – Communication Intern
The Ohio Society of CPA’s – Communications Intern
The Walt Disney Company – Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment – Conservation Education Presenter Internship- Spring 2020Full-Time Openings
American Farmland Trust – California Communications and Outreach Manager
American Hereford Association – Production Assistant
Bend – Graphic Designer (must log in to Handshake)
Catholic Social Services – Grant Writer
Certified Angus Beef – Brand Manager
Colorado State University – Manager of Strategic Communications
Colorado State University – Visual Designer
Cornell University Extension, Madison County – Ag Program Coordinator
Cornell University Extension, Jefferson County – Assistant Coordinator
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services – Site Coordinator, PT
FLM Harvest – Public Relations Specialist
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Education Coordinator
Georgia State University – Public Relations Coordinator
Georgia State University – Design Coordinator, Senior
JM Smucker Company – Manager, Design
Kansas State, Extension – Finney County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent
Kellogg Company – Brand Growth Manager
Kenyon College – Graphic Designer
Meredith Corporation – Digital Content Editor – Successful Farming
Morton Arboretum – Public Relations Specialist
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Associate Director, Policy Communications 
National Park Services – Public Affairs Specialist
North Carolina Arboretum – Marketing Content Specialist (Temporary, 20 hours per week)
Ohio State, University Marketing – Email Marketing Specialist
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Program Manager, Writing Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Engineering – Career Counselor
Ohio State, University Development – Marketing Manager, Dev Comm
Ohio State, Microbiology – Graduate Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Academic Advisor 1
Ohio State, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Coordinator-Public Relations
Ohio State, South Centers – Program Assistant
Ohio State, Diversity & Inclusion – Program Coordinator, Young Scholars
OSU Extension, Montgomery County – Program Assistant, ANR
OSU Extension – Director, Learning and Organizational Development
Oklahoma State University – Communications Coordinator
Palos Verdes School Gardens – Outdoor Classroom Educator and Urban Farmer (California)
PCOM – Public Relations/Social Media Specialist (Moultrie, GA)
Purdue Univerity, Forestry and Natural Resources – Communications Coordinator, FNR
Prevent Blindess, Ohio Affiliate – Special Events & Communications Coordinator
Reynolds and Reynolds – Graphic Designer (must log in to Handshake)
Select Sires – Beef Development Manager 
Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries – Director of Advancement 
Smithsonian Institution – Exhibits Specialist (Graphics)
South Dakota State Government, Agriculture – Strategic Communications Officer
The Dairy Alliance – Multimedia Communications Manager
Toledo Blade – Events Marketing Manager
Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. – Education Specialist – Informal Programs
University of Florida Extension – EXTENSION AGENT I – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
University of Illinois – Departmental Promotions Specialist – Office of Marketing Communications
University of Michigan – Multimedia Designer
University of Missouri – Extension County Engagement Specialist in Community Economic…
University of Nebraska – Recruitment & Communications Specialist, College of Business & Technology
USDA – Public Affairs Specialist
WGTE-TV30 – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Wilbur-Ellis Company – Marketing Specialist (Denver, CO)

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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ACEL Nutshell – August 21, 2019

August 23 – ACEL Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, 3-4pm, ACEL Hub
August 27 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
August 29 – Back to School Bash, 5:30pm, West Campus Athletic Fields
September 2 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Labor Day
September 4 – ACEL Portrait Day, 11:30-1pm, ACEL Hub
September 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 10 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
September 11 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 17-19 – Farm Science Review
September 19 – National Teach Ag Day
September 24 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 2 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 4 – Ohio State Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 8 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 10-11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Autumn Break
October 14 – Autumn Semester, Second Session Begins
October 16 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 22 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 30-  November 2 – National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
November 6 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 7-10 – AFA Leaders Conference, Kansas City
November 11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Veterans Day
November 12 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
November 20 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 28-29 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Thanksgiving Break
December 4 – Last day of Autumn Semester
December 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
December 5 – Reading Day
December 6, 9-12 – Finals Week
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Welcome First Year Students!

In the News
Chad Bostic, agriscience education student, Bostic named Jaret Rae Boothe Scholarship winner, Point Pleasant Register
Kristen Winstanley, agriscience education student, Community Roundup, Marietta Times
Karlie Canfield ’17, alum, Agriculture education program to be implemented at Huntington, Chillicothe Gazette
Nick Zachrich ’07, ’17 MS, alum, Farm Science Review to offer career fair, Urbana Citizen
Dr. Jacqueline Nolting ’18 PhD, alum, Glitter Snot and Virus Swapping: Hands-on Biosecurity Practice, Farm Journal Ag Web

ACEL Back to School Ice Cream Social
New and returning students are invited to stop by the ACEL Hub (inside the ACEL Suite at 200 Ag Admin) for Graeter’s ice cream, while meeting faculty and fellow ACEL Buckeyes!

Join CFAES’ Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee
We are looking for students across all departments and schools within CFAES to support the sesquicentennial planning committee by helping plan, lead, promote and engage in sesquicentennial events and promotions from autumn 2019 – autumn 2020.

This opportunity would provide many advantages including:

  • Great work experience and resume builder
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Network with peers, college leadership and external partners

Deadline: September 13, 2019
Link to Application: go.osu.edu/SPECapp

ACEL Portrait Day
Visit the ACEL Hub on Wednesday, September 4 between 11:45am-1pm for a free professional headshot. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend. Photos will just take a few moments and will be shared within one week. (ASE students enrolled in the Block will have a group photo taken at 11:30am.)

Ohio FFA Foundation to host Professional Development event for Pre-Service Teachers
The Ohio FFA Foundation will be hosting the second Pre-Service Teacher Professional Development event at the Ohio FFA Center on September 9, 5:00-8:00pm. The dress for the evening is business casual and appetizers will be provided. Attendees will receive a magnetic name tag and other giveaway. Like the first event in January, this evening will be free of charge thanks to the support of Ohio Corn & Wheat.

This professional development event will provide an opportunity for your students to connect with their peers from other postsecondary institutions, polish their resumes and hear from a panel of current ag educators. Students should have their resumes ready to upload at time of registration. Their resumes will be reviewed by industry professionals and each student will receive personalized feedback.

The event registration deadline is August 20, 2019. However, this event has limited seating and registration will close early if the event reaches maximum capacity before August 20. Students interested in attending the event should register here.

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List of scholarships from Farm and Dairy. (link corrected!)
Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning (March 2020)
On this education abroad program during spring break, students develop cultural awareness and problem solving skills while conducting sustainable service leaning projects in conjunction with EARTH University’s rural development programs.

Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment (May 2020)
This May program has students exploring the relationship between humans and their natural systems through the lens of environmental sustainability; all while traveling through stunning parks, forests and coastlines.

Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU (May – June 2020)
In this education abroad program, students explore the dramatic history, study the developmental and economic change, and learn about the agricultural policy and natural resources of the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and free time.

Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (May 2020)
This course is designed to give students a different perspective on agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Students will also have the opportunity to explore culture outside of the classroom and view, first-hand, food and production based on varying available natural resources, socioeconomic status and needs of the region and/or country.

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare (Two Sections: May – June, 2020)
This May program takes students on a safari through parks and refuges where they study wild animal behavior and welfare by observing animals in their native habitat.

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit  http://cfaes.osu.edu/studyabroad.

Internship Openings
Cargill – Dairy Marketing Intern 2020
Directions for Youth and Families – Development and Marketing Intern
Greater Cleveland Food Bank – Communications and Events Intern
Kellogg Company – PR and Communication Intern
OdySea Aquarium – Graphic Design Internship
Ohio State, FABE – Student Communication AssistantFull-Time Openings
American Angus Association – Proofreader for Angus Media
American Angus Association – Director of Communications
American Angus Association – Communications Specialist
Borden Dairy – Communications Manager
Borden Dairy – Graphic Designer
Cornell University – Communication Specialist
Dairy Farmers of America – Communications Program Manager
Franklinton Farms –  Executive Director
Georgia Peanut Commission – Communication Assistant
National 4-H – Sponsorship Manager
North Carolina, State of – Event Coordinator
Ohio State, Marketing Strategy – Brand Strategist
Ohio State, Marketing Strategy – Brand Strategy Director
Ohio State, University Development – Asst Director of Development
Ohio State, Student Life – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, OARDC – Office Associate, Animal Sciences
Ohio State, International Affairs – Outreach Coordinator
Purdue University, St. Joe County – Extension Educator, ANR
Purdue University, 4-H – Assistant Director and Program Leader, 4-H
South Carolina Aquarium – Marketing Communications Coordinator
University of Cincinnati – Assistant Director of Marketing
University of Illinois – Director of Marketing Communications

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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Welcome First Year Students!

Welcome to our new first year students who will be studying agricultural communication, agriscience education and community leadership. We’re so excited to have you be part of our ACEL family!

Agricultural Communication
Bethany Armstrong
Rachael Billups
Emily Bookless
Benjamin Garrigus
Ashley Hawvermale
Rebekah Large
Rachel Lokai
Macee Mercure
Maria Moore
Lindsey Okuley
Ruwaida Osman
Lauren Preston
Olivia Rinesmieth
Elizabeth Sahr
Chasidy Schmucker
Natalie Snyder
Chandler Wilson
Sofia Zampino

Agriscience Education
Tyler Adams
Emily Allison*
Austin Becker
Korryn Berry
Kalyn Blue
Chad Bostic
Faith Brandon
Joelle Cecil
Kelci Cooper
Logan Core
Megan Drake
Morgan Garrett
Gage Harris
Justin Hartman
Elizabeth Kohler
Alandra Liskai
Jonna Nissen
Annell Prochnow
Matthew Roth
Kalyn Strahley
Annalee Warrens
Leah Winchell
Rose Zeedyk

Community Leadership
Madyson Little
Michael Peyton
Emma Phillips
Elizabeth Strine
Megan Schulte

NEWS RELEASE: First Centennial Endowment Project Selected

The first project for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership’s Centennial Endowment has been awarded funding.

Drs. Jera Niewoehner-Green and Mary Rodriguez submitted the selected proposal, which designs a study abroad program to Trinidad and Tobago that will aim to provide experiential international education for both undergraduate and master’s level graduate students that contextualizes leadership and change in the community settings.

The goal of the Centennial Endowment is to ensure the continued evolution of educational opportunities, programs and curricula that best prepare our graduates for rewarding careers as communicators, educators and agricultural industry leaders. The annual distribution form this fun shall benefit students and faculty of the department by filling discretionary needs.

The selected endowment project will fill a current need for international programs that specifically address ACEL focus areas and create a course wherein students from ACEL majors, as well as across the College can learn how various stakeholders might work together to address community challenges related to the economy, health, agriculture and education. This international experience will fulfill the need for educational and professional development for undergraduate students and master’s students specializing in international development.

“When the Centennial Endowment was created during our centennial celebration in 2017, we looked forward to the opportunities that would be available to our current and future students, in thanks to the many alumni, faculty, staff and stakeholders who have financially contributed to the fund,” said Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair of ACEL. “The project selected for funding this first year is exactly the kind of educational enrichment opportunity for our students that I envisioned when this process started more than two years ago. It fills an important study abroad gap left in our department due to some faculty transitions. This has the opportunity to be impactful for all of our majors.”

Academic outcomes of the program will include students being able to describe how healthy communities are built, describe how communities engage in transformative processes, engage in systems thinking to aid in the development of healthy communities and identify how education, communication, and leadership play a role in community change.

“Development of a sound international experience will aid in increasing the cultural competency of our students, making them more prepared for the global workforce,” said Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor of community leadership.

Program funding will cover a scouting trip in the spring of 2020 for two ACEL faculty members and an international development graduate student to meet with faculty from The University of the West Indies, extension and community practitioners and community leaders. The logistics of the study abroad will be developed and finalized on this trip to ensure a quality experience for the students participating in the inaugural trip in Spring 2021.

“For the program to be sustainable, established community relationships are needed and we are excited to travel to Trinidad and Tobago this spring to begin those relationships,” said Dr. Mary Rodriguez, assistant professor of community leadership.

Funding will also support the attendance of the two faculty members and graduate student to attend and present program assessment data at the North Central American Association for Agricultural Education (NCAAAE) in Autumn 2021.

ACEL prepares communicators, educators and leaders in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences to integrate research-based learning, practice and engagement, in ways that will advance positive changes that strengthen individuals, families and communities. For more information on the academic programs and research available in ACEL, please visit acel.osu.edu.

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Sanders to join ACEL master’s program

 

Join us in welcoming Abby Sanders to the ACEL family! She will begin our master of science program in August with a focus in agricultural communication.

Originally from Arkansas, Abby has a bachelor of science degree in agricultural business from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.

When asked what she looks forward to most about graduate school, she said “I’m most looking forward to building lasting connections with like-minded individuals that will also be in the agriculture field. I’m very fortunate to have this opportunity and look forward to making the most of it.”

Welcome Abby!

Gregg to join ACEL grad program

Join us in welcoming Colby Gregg to the ACEL family! He will begin our graduate program in August with a focus in agricultural education.

Originally from Oklahoma, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.

When asked what he looks forward to most about graduate school, he said “I’m looking forward to moving to Columbus and stepping back into the student role after being a teacher for the past four years!”

Welcome Colby!