ACEL Weekly Update – February 27, 2015

Upcoming Events:

February 28 – ACT’s Agricultural Communication CDE Bootcamp
March 4 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, 108 AA
March 7 – ACT’s Lindsay Hill Basketball Tournament
March 10 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7:15pm, AA 205
March 25 – Ag Ed Society’s Influential Buckeyes, 6-8pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 1 – ACT’s Earl McMunn Contemporary Issues in Agriculture Forum
April 14 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7:15pm, AA Auditorium
April 15 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, 108 AA
April 16 – CFAES Recognition Banquet – Tickets now on sale!
April 21 – ACEL Spring Recognition Event
April 24 – CFAES AgLympics


ACEL Spring Recognition Event Date Set
The 2nd Annual ACEL Spring Recognition Event will be held on Tuesday, April 21. Additional details will be emailed soon!

Calling all HOOPSTARS!
The Lindsay Hill Memorial Basketball Tournament is just around the corner! ACT will once again be hosting the 3-on-3-basketball tournament at the ARC on March 7th at 9 a.m. Teams must consist of at least three people and no more than four. Registration will be $25 a team with a cash prize to the top three teams. All benefits will go to the Lindsay Hill Endowment Fund! If you would like to register, visit Additional questions about the event can be directed to or Allison Mangun.11 or Joel Penhorwood.15.

Logo Design Contest
New Harvest Urban Farmers Market is looking for a college student to design a logo. The designer of the logo selected to be used will receive a $25 gift card. Additional details and specifications here.

ACT’s Design and Photography Workshop
Interested in learning how to use Adobe’s Photoshop and InDesign? Want to learn how to use a DSLR and take better photos? ACT has the workshops for you! Join us on Friday, March 6 at either of the workshops.
9:00-11:30am Introductory Photography Workshop: Learn what makes a good photo and how to operate a DSLR camera
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1:00-3:30pm Design Workshop: Learn how to use Adobe’s Photoshop and InDesign programs
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Each workshop is $10. You may attend both if interested (registration required).The workshops will be held in Ag Admin 205 and 207.

Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Nominations Open
Persons wishing to nominate an individual who he or she believes is deserving of consideration for induction into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame may download a nomination form by clicking here. Nomination forms, along with three letters of recommendation, must be submitted by March 31, 2015, in order to be eligible for consideration in 2015.

Have a sandwich named after you! 
Sloopy’s Diner in the Ohio Union is now accepting nominations and applications for the 6th Annual Sloopy’s Diner Sandwich Club. Sloopy’s Diner at the Ohio Union Sandwich Club Award is reserved for a group of outstanding individuals and organizations who have dedicated time, talent and energy to better our community. These awards will honor those that embody the spirit of the Ohio Union and truly know what it is to be a Buckeye! All faculty, staff, students, alumni, departments, student organizations, and alumni societies are encouraged to apply and/or nominate by March 8, 2015. For more information, please visit and contact Alexandra Lawrence at with questions. We look forward to reading your application!

Annual Conference on Leadership and Civic Engagement
If you love leadership, service, and being in the Ohio Union, then the Annual Conference on Leadership and Civic Engagement is right for you! The 2015 Annual Conference will take place on Saturday, March 7th from 11:00am-5:00pm in the Ohio Union. Workshops and presentations facilitated by engaging speakers will focus on StrengthsQuest, leadership, and civic engagement. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided! Spots are limited, so don’t wait, sign up today! Please contact DaVonti’ Haynes ( if you have any questions.

Subject-Free Lunch with Business and Community Leaders-Leadership Luncheons
The Office of Student Life’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program in partnership with Leadership Columbus invites OSU Students to its “Leadership Luncheon Series.” Enjoy a complimentary lunch and get to know some outstanding business and community leaders.  Space is limited so please sign up early.  We limit the audience to encourage meaningful conversation between the students and the speaker.  The luncheons are hosted in Sloopy’s Diner in the Ohio Union.  This opportunity is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Reserve your seat today by clicking here.

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts 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.  EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for 2-3 weekdays each semester. Hosting is very flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Hosts are encouraged to take their shadow(s) to see various classrooms, the Oval, the Union, a room in Norton House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). To sign up, simply fill out the form at If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Klopfenstein at


Four $2,225 scholarships will be awarded to individuals, majoring in agriculture and/or life sciences, as a result of the generosity of W. Eugene (IA ’47) and Linda Lloyd. The recipients must be initiated members of FarmHouse Fraternity or may be a female legacy of a FarmHouse member (i.e. daughter, granddaughter, sister or niece), enrolled at a university hosting a FarmHouse chapter. Alumni members in graduate school may also apply if enrolled at a university hosting a FarmHouse chapter. Recipients must be majoring in agriculture and/or life sciences and carrying a schedule typical for their classification. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, exemplary integrity, ethics, initiative and industry conducive to ongoing leadership, career potential and service to others. Recipients must have a grade point average above or equal to the International Fraternity’s average, and shall maintain satisfactory behavior. In the event two or more of the scholarship candidates are considered to be of equal merit, preference shall be given to the candidate demonstrating the most need. Apply Today >

Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarships
Agriculture is more than just the farm – Producers, scientists, researchers, educators, technicians, processors, distributors, marketers, policy makers and advocates need to work together to ensure that agriculture as a profession, industry and way of life continues to prosper. New professionals need to be trained; new leaders need to be developed. The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship programs invite more students from all walks of life to pursue opportunities in agriculture. All scholarship deadlines are February 28, 2015.
Cindy Hollingshead Scholarship Application
Darwin Bryan Scholarship application
Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship application
Foundation Scholar Application

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship
These two scholarships are available to any farm, ranch or agribusiness woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in ag leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture. Application due June 1, 2015.

Ohio Agricultural Council Scholarships
OAC is offering up to six $1,500 scholarships to assist students pursuing agricultural-related studies and to help promote agriculture and agri-business as a growing field of career opportunities. Scholarships are selected based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and responses to application essay questions.  Applicants will be reviewed and selected by a committee of individuals who are active members of the Ohio Agricultural Council. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 school year is February 27, 2015. Click here to download the 2015-2016 application.
Ohio State Fair Scholarships
In an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a scholarship program. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors (2014-2015) and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field. Scholarships will be awarded to junior exhibitors during the Ohio State Fair. Applicants will be judged on scholastic standing, citizenship and leadership, Ohio State Fair participation, county fair participation, and financial need. Additional details and application. Completed applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2015.

Ohio Agricultural Council Scholarship due February 27
The Ohio Ag Council is offering up to six $1,500 scholarships to assist students pursuing agricultural-related studies and to help promote agriculture and agri-business as a growing field of career opportunities. Scholarships are selected based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and responses to application essay questions. Applicants will be reviewed and selected by a committee of individuals who are active members of the Ohio Agricultural Council. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 school year is February 27, 2015. Click here to download the 2015-2016 application.

National Dairy Promotion and Research Board Scholarship due April 17
Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). Nineteen scholarships worth up to $1,500 each will be awarded. In addition, the NDB awards a $2,500 James H. Loper Jr. Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 school year is April 17, 2015. Click here to download the 2015-2016 application.

Ohio Agricultural Council Scholarship due February 27
The Ohio Ag Council is offering up to six $1,500 scholarships to assist students pursuing agricultural-related studies and to help promote agriculture and agri-business as a growing field of career opportunities. Scholarships are selected based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and responses to application essay questions. Applicants will be reviewed and selected by a committee of individuals who are active members of the Ohio Agricultural Council. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 school year is February 27, 2015. Click here to download the 2015-2016 application.

Farm Credit Mid-America Customer Scholarship Program
Farm Credit Mid-America offers several $1,500 and $1,000 scholarships to customers and children or grandchildren of customers. Any career major is eligible to apply, however preference will be given to students pursuing agricultural related careers. Application available here. Deadline is February 27, 2015.

Community Service Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015 In honor of Dr. Samuel Rosen, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, Civitan will award applicants who are willing to provide ongoing service to their community with special consideration given to those seeking education and service in the following fields: Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Special Education and/or Dentistry. Applicants must be Ohio residents who are or plan to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at an accredited four-year college, university or graduate school. No merit requirement; requires community service/volunteering. Click here for more information.

2015 Cargill Global Scholars Program
This is a friendly reminder that the third competition cycle of the Cargill Global Scholars Program is accepting applications until March 1 at 11:59 PM. Current first and second year undergraduates enrolled at Ohio State University who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential, and are studying in the fields of agriculture, business, computer science, economics, engineering, food science, international relations, political science and public policy are encouraged to apply. To learn more, please visit:

Internships & Jobs – All New!!

Internship Openings
Certified Angus Beef – Consumer Communications Internship (Wooster, Ohio)
Certified Angus Beef – Marketing Internship (Wooster, Ohio)
City of Raleight – Public Relations Internship (Raleigh, North Carolina) (March 13 deadline)
City of Ames, Water and Pollution Control – Marketing Intern (Ames, Iowa) (March 1 deadline)
City of Grand Prarie, Marketing Department – Communication Intern (Grand Praprie
Columbus Foundation – Summer Fellowship with local non-profits (Columbus, Ohio)
Event Farm – Graphic Design and Marketing Internship (Washington CH, Ohio)
Elanco – Summer Marketing Student (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
Medical Mutual – Graphic Design Internship (Cleveland, Ohio)
Medical Mutual – Marketing Communications Internship (Cleveland, Ohio)
National 4-H – Citizenship Washington Focus Program Assistant (Washington, DC)
National 4-H – Wonders of Washington Program Assistant (Washington, DC)
National FFA Organization – State Officer Programs Internship (Indianapolis, Indiana) (Deadline March 13)
National FFA Organization – 212/360 Trainers (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Sunrise Co-op – Summer Communications Internship (Fremont, Ohio)
Virginia Zoo – Education Internship (Norfolk, Virginia)
VF Corporation – Vans Public Relation Intern
The Ohio State Engineer Magazine – looking for writers, editors, designers, and photographers for its Spring 2015 issue! OSE is a completely student-run publication since 1918 dedicated to inform of ideas and report events to the College of Engineering community. It is a great way to get involved, to have your work displayed in a legitimate publication, and to gain experience in team working and writing skills!
See past work on Email Erika at if interested!

Full-Time Job Openings
Accelerated Genetics – Beef Programs Coordinator (Baraboo, WI) (March 15 deadline)
American Farm Bureau – Director, Congressional Relations (Livestock, Dairy, Poultry) (Washington, DC) (February 26 deadline)
American Soybean Association – Membership Development and Engagement Manager (Washington, DC)
Ag Growth International – Videographer (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
American Seed Trade Association – Marketing and Member Outreach Manager (Alexandria, Virginia)
American Rivers – Associate Director of Media Relations (Washington DC)
Arkansas Farm Bureau – Public Relations Assistant (Little Rock, Arkansas)
BASF, The Chemical Company – Marketing Coordinator (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina)
Bass Pro Shops – Digital Communication Specialist (Springfield, Missouri)
California Farm Bureau – Curriculum Coordinator (Sacramento, California)
California Farm Bureau – Communication Coordinator (Sacramento, California)
Carhart – Email Marketing Specialist (Dearborn, Michigan)
Certified Angus Beef – Web Design Specialist (Wooster, Ohio)
Chobani – Communication & Community Relations Manager (Twin Falls, Idaho)
Cincinnati Museum Center – Adult Programs and Volunteer Coordinator (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati Museum Center – Membership Coordinator, Enjoy the Arts (PT) (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati Museum Center – School Programs Coordinator (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati Nature Center – Graphic Designer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati Nature Center – Social Media Coordinator (Cincinnati, Ohio)
City of Dallas – Graphic Designer (Dallas, Texas) (February 28 deadline)
Clemens Food Group – Director of Communications (Hatfield, Pennsylvania)
City of Portland, Parks & Rec Department – Graphic Designer (Portland, Oregon) (March 9 deadline)
Cleveland Clinic – Managing Editor (Cleveland, Ohio)
Cleveland Museum of Art – Editor (Cleveland, Ohio)
Cooper Farms – Communication Assistant (Van Wert, Ohio)
Crop Production Services – Marketing Manager (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Guida’s Milk – Manager of Member Services (Medina, Ohio)
Helena Chemical Company – HR Communication Specialist (Collierville, Tennessee)
JoAnn Fabric Inc – Graphic Designer (Cleveland, Ohio)
King of Systems – Graphic Designer (Dayton, Ohio)
Krone NA Inc – Marketing Communications Specialist (Memphis, Tennessee)
Lincoln Park Zoo – Public Programs Coordinator (Chicago, Illinois)
Meister Media – Production Coordinator (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)
MorganMyers – Public Relations Associate (Waukesha, Wisconsin)
Museum of Science – Multimedia Project Manager (Boston, Massachusetts)
National 4-H – Partnership Marketing Director (Washington, DC)
National 4-H – Digital Marketing Manager    (Washington, DC)
National Corngrowers Association – Marketing Manager (Chesterfield, Missouri)
Northwest Farm Credit Services – Program Coordinator, Customer Education (Spokane, Washington)
Ohio History Center – Online Marketing Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio Soybean Council – Operations and Program Assistant (Columbus, Ohio)
Otterbein University – Communications and Social Media Manager (Delaware, Ohio)
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau – Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab Teacher (Pennsylvania)
Prince George’s County – Marketing Manager (Greenbelt, Maryland)
Publix – Digital Marketing Manager (Lakeland, Florida)
Publix – Marketing Project Coordinator (Lakeland, Florida)
Rain Bird – Marketing Manager (Azusa, California)
Rock Brands – Marketing Coordinator (Los Angeles, California)
Rocky Mountain Equipment – Communications Advisor (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Rocky Mountain Equipment – Marketing Administrator/Events (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Root Inc. – Graphic Designer (Toledo, Ohio)
Shedd Aquarium – Coordinator, Public Relations and Communications (Chicago, Illinois)
State of Ohio, Environmental Protection Agency – Public Information Officer (Columbus, Ohio)
Western Governors University – Graphic Design Coordinator (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Unified Grocers – Digital Marketing Coordinator (Commerce, California)
United Producers, Inc – Marketing Communications Specialist, Additional Information (Columbus, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Trumbull County – Extension Educator, Ag and Natural Resources (March 15 deadline)
OSU Extension, Hocking County – Extension Educator, Ag and Natural Resources (March 15 deadline)
University of Nebraska – Lincoln – Dairy Systems Extension Educator (Lincoln, Nebraska) (Deadline March 19)
Wisconsin Extension, Outagamie County – 4-H Youth and Family Development Coordinator (March 24 deadline)

Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye
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Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

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