ACEL Weekly Update – April 17, 2015

Upcoming Events

April 21 – ACEL Spring Recognition Event, 6:30pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 24 – CFAES AgLympics, 5pm, Plumb Hall Lawn


ACEL Spring Recognition Event
The 2nd Annual ACEL Recognition Banquet will be held on April 21 to recognize seniors, scholarship and award recipients, student organizations, faculty and staff, and incoming freshmen.

ACEL workshops at Ohio FFA Convention
If you are interested in helping plan and present a workshop during Ohio FFA Convention on Thursday, April 30, please connect with Emily Wickham ( This workshop will 45 minutes and will focus on careers within our majors of agricultural communication, agriscience education, and community leadership.

Ag Ed Society raising funds for Honduran village
The Agricultural Education Society is currently collecting donations for the 2nd annual study abroad trip to Choluteca, Honduras!  Several club members are going on this experience and are trying to raise money for a small island that they are traveling to on their trip.  The island is Boca del Rojo Viejo and is a small village that relies strictly on the fish that they catch on their coast to feed their people.  Unfortunately, this means that they are very scarce in several grains such as corn, wheat, beans, etc.  Also, the Nicaraguan military has been regulating their access to fishing areas, so now there is even a bigger need for food in their village.  AES has a fundraising page through Go Fund Me and the goal is $1,500.  Each donation counts, so even a small amount would be very helpful!  The money will be sent to Honduras in May with the students and faculty. The funds will be used to purchase the grains/food needed to help feed Boca del Rojo Viejo.  Any donation helps!


Ohio Pork Council Scholarships
The Ohio Pork Council will be offering up to $9,000 in scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000 per individual. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be actively involved in the pork industry. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible.

In honor of 42 years of service to Ohio’s pork industry, as executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, a scholarship fund has been established to recognize Dick Isler. An annual scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded to college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

The Ohio Pork Council Women will also be offering $500 scholarships to college students in their junior year or higher.

To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit:
Applications for OPPC, OPCW and Dick Isler scholarships are due April 30.

Internships & Jobs – All New!!

Internship Openings
Houston Zoo – Public Relations Intern (Houston, Texas)
FLM – Fall Communications Intern (Washington DC)
Koch Industries – Graphic Design Intern (Wichita, Kansas)
National FFA – Event Planner Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Full-Time Job Openings
Archdiocese of Cincinnati – Social Media and Web Content Specialist (Cincinnati, Ohio)
A Kid Again – Engagement and Communications Coordinator (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Bass Pro Shops – Graphic Arts Designer – Catalog (Springfield, Missouri)
Bass Pro Shops – Graphic Arts Designer – Retail (Springfield, Missouri)
Bass Pro Shops – Production Artist (Springfield, Missouri)
Brevard Zoo – Communications Manager (Melbourne, Florida)
Cincinnati Zoo – Manager of Visitor Experience (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cooperative Resources International – Public Relations Specialist (Shawano, Wisconsin)
CHS – Communication Specialist (Alberta, Canada)
County Engineers Association of Ohio – Membership and Program Assistant (Columbus, Ohio)
Girl Scouts of Hawaii – Director of Membership, Program and Volunteerism (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Greater Columbus Sports Commission – Marketing Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Illinois Farm Bureau – Marketing Event Specialist
Koch Industries – Community Relations Coordinator (Port Arthur, Texas)
Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers – Director of Communications (Carman, Manitoba)
The Mott Foundation – Communications Officer (Flint, Michigan)
National Association of Agricultural Educators – Marketing Assistant (Lexington, Kentucky)
National Corn Growers Association – Marketing Manager (Chesterfield, Missouri)
New England Aquarium – Volunteer Coordinator (Boston, Massachusetts)
Oakland Zoo – Education Specialist (Oakland, California)
Purdue University – Graphic Designer, Job # 1500779 (West Lafeyette, Indiana)
Texas State Aquarium – Public Program Presenter (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Tulsa Zoo – Educational Supervisor, Informal Programs (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Utah Farm Bureau – Director of Member Services
• Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years professional level related experience.
• Marketing and agriculture backgrounds preferred. Experience working with volunteers.
• Demonstrates ability to build and maintain effective relationships with Farm Bureau members, volunteers, and benefit partners.
• Demonstrates successful experience partnering with co-workers to deliver key results.
• Strong written & verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrates proficiency with website editing and marketing through social media venues.
• Demonstrates strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access).
• Demonstrates ability to prioritize work load. Self-starter. Effective problem solver.
• Event coordination (Women’s convention events).
• Must be able to work some weekends and occasionally travel out of town.

Linda Erb, HR Coordinator/Accountant
Utah Farm Bureau Federation
9865 South State Street, Sandy, Utah
Phone: 801-233-3009
Fax: 801-233-3030

American Sheep Industry Association – Editor, Sheep Industry News
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is announcing the opening for Editor – Sheep Industry News. This position serves as the full-time primary staff person in the Colorado office to develop ASI’s monthly magazine – the Sheep Industry News (SIN)SIN production duties include the development of story ideas, material gathering, coordinating and designing advertisements, managing contributing authors, page layout, editing and production management. Web posting of the monthly issues is also required. This position sets appointments and travel to conduct interviews and obtain photographs as time allows.

The coordination of the writing, designing and printing of marketing and communication materials is required. Assistance with the preparation and communication for ASI’s annual meeting and managing story development, photographs and contributing writers from the meeting is needed. This position fulfills industry/media requests for photos and videos and works with all social media accounts as well as with the director of industry information on projects as needed.

Excellent writing skills and an extensive knowledge of Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) is required.

ASI offers a competitive salary dependent on Editor experience, knowledge of agricultural communications and software proficiency as well as an excellent benefit package.

ASI is the national trade organization representing the interests of the sheep industry in legislation, regulations, animal health and producer communications. ASI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status.

Please share cover letter, resume and salary requirements to before April 24 for consideration. Writing and graphic design samples are appreciated.

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Lucas County – 4-H Educator (Toledo, Ohio)
OSU Extension, Marion County – AgNR Educator (Marion, Ohio)

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

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