ACEL Weekly Update – November 17, 2015

Upcoming Events

November 17 – ACEL at ATI Meeting, 3pm, Skou 101
November 17 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
November 18 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
December 8 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
December 16 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
December 20 – Graduating Senior Luncheon, Ag Admin Auditorium


On our website

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On our Blog
The Day I Received My American FFA Degree – by Blake Fox
Industry in the News
The Importance of FFA by Jarred Shellhouse
ACEL Grad Student Social
ACEL Weekly Update – November 10, 2015

Outstanding Senior Award Application Available

The application form for the 2016 Outstanding Senior Award is now available at This is the premier award granted to seniors in CFAES. To qualify for consideration, applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and be graduating during the 2016 calendar year. Selections are made based on the applicant’s record of scholarship, leadership, professional and personal growth and involvement in the community, both within OSU and beyond. The deadline for applications is December 16. All applications will be reviewed in January. A group of students will be selected, from all who apply, to interview with the selection committee in February. The group of Outstanding Seniors will be recognized at the CFAES Recognition Program on April 7, 2016. Contact Dr. Marilyn Trefz (.2) should you have questions.

Smith-Hughes Act 100th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Hughes Act, the National Council for Agricultural Education is announcing a logo design contest. This contest is open to students currently enrolled in K-12 and post-secondary agricultural education and related programs (e.g. agricultural communications, agricultural leadership) with cash prizes provided for the top three designs ($500, $300, & $200). All submissions are due by December 1st. Click herefor full contest rules and guidelines.


Scholarship Application is Live, $2.2 Million Available
National FFA 2016 Scholarship application is now live! Encourage all students to apply; there is a member and non-member application. Students fill out one application to engage in multiple opportunities. The advisor approval process will begin Monday, Nov. 23. for more details and the application.

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders College Scholarships
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is launching on November 15 and will again be awarding more than $500,000 in college scholarships. High school seniors and college students pursing ag-related degrees can apply from November 15 through February 1. Farmers also play an important role in the program, as students must obtain endorsements from three local farmers. Farmers have until February 8 to endorse applications. With nearly 60,000 annual job openings in ag, there has never been a better time for students to join our industry so help us spread the word about the program to students and farmers in rural communities. Learn more at and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program
Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Preference goes to first or second year college students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields. All applications must be postmarked by February 5, 2016. Winners will be notified by mail in April 2016.  Download the application here.

CFAES Scholarship Application Now Open
Incoming and current CFAES, ATI/Wooster students and Ohio 4-H members your care in completing this form is very important. Please carefully read and follow the instructions. If you are applying for Ohio 4-H scholarships, there will be additional drop down boxes to complete. The priority deadline for submitting this form via the web is February 15, 2016. Apply here.

Study Abroad

Upcoming Study Abroad Information Sessions
Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU
Monday, November 16 at 5:30pm in 246 Agricultural Administration
Wednesday, December 2 at 5:00pm in 160 Jennings Hall

Study & Work Abroad Panel & Networking Event
November 18, 5:30- 6:30pm, Younkin Success Center 150

Five panelists will speak about their study and work abroad experiences, offer advice to current students, and answer student’s questions about study abroad and working abroad after graduation.

Panelists Include:
Andrew Zacharias | Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Trees for the Future
Lynn Wischmeyer Moore | Nestle Research and Development Concept Designer, Solon Ohio
Ryan Radebaugh | Program Coordinator for Global Engagement, The Ohio State University
Leslie Anderson | Study Abroad Program Manager, The Ohio State University
Rebecca McMunn | Study Abroad Coordinator, The Ohio State University

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Exponent – Public Relations Intern (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Giant Eagle – PT Graphic Artist (Dublin, Ohio)
Martha Stewart Living – Brand Management Intern (NYC)
Martha Stewart Living – Corporate Communications Intern (NYC)
Ohio Farm Bureau – Land and Living Exhibit Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
South Mountain Creamery – Marketing and Communication Internship (Middletown, Maryland)

Full-Time Job Openings
Alliance Community Hospital – Public Relations Specialist (Alliance Ohio)
American Fisheries Society – Director of Communications (Bethesda, Maryland)
Animart LLC – Marketing Coordinator (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin)
Aramark – Community & Marketing Manager (Philadelphia, Pa)
Boston Museum of Science – Adult Programs Coordinator (Boston, Massachusetts)
Cargill – Marekting Communications Lead (Hopkins, Minnesota)
Colony Brands – Marketing Manager (Monroe, Wisconsin)
Farmingo – Director Communications (Brooklyn, New York)
Florida State Fair – Marketing and Communications Manager (Tampa, Florida)
FTD Companies – Public Relations Coordinator (San Diego, California)
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity – Marketing and Communications Manager(Cleveland, Ohio)
Historical Society of Michigan – Communication Assistant (Lansing, Michigan)
Kroger – Associate Communications Specialist (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Licking County Aging Program – Volunteer Coordinator (Newark, Ohio)
Media Source – Content Writer (Columbus, Ohio)
Martha Stewart Living – Deputy Art Director (NYC)
Marathon Petroleum Corporation – Communications Manager (Findlay, Ohio)
National 4-H – Integrated Marketing Manager (Washington DC)
National 4-H – Education Programs Specialist (Washington DC)
National Kidney Foundation – Program Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
National Wildlife Foundation- Communications Manager, Clean Water Coalition (Annapolis, Maryland)
National Wildlife Foundation – K-12 Education Programs Coordinator (Reston, Virginia)
National Wildlife Foundation – Membership Marketing (Annapolis, Maryland)
Nationwide – Communication Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Volunteer Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Community Events Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio 4-H – Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio History Center – Coordinator, Creative Learning Factory (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives – Director of Communications (Columbus, Ohio)
Open Society Foundations – Communication Specialist (Baltimore, Maryland)
Picsweet – VP of Marketing (Tennessee)
Progressive – Marketing Communication Specialist (Mayfield Village, Ohio)
Reynolds and Reynolds – Marketing Coordinator (Dayton, Ohio)
Rod’s Western Palace – Digital Marketing Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
SBC Advertising – Junior Art Director (Columbus, Ohio)
SBC Advertising – Production Artist (Columbus, Ohio)
SBC Advertising – Public Relations Account Supervisor (Columbus, Ohio)
Spherion – Digital Communications Manager (Orrville, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Auditor – Digital Media and Publication Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
STCU – Graphic Designer (Spokane, Washington)
USA Dept of Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Services – Public Affairs Specialist (Washington DC)
University of Denver – Director, Communications and Public Relations (Denver, Colorado)
Volunteer Engagement – Volunteer Coordinator, Programs & Special Events (San Diego, California)
Wilt PR – Content Coordinator (Springfield, Ohio)
Whitewave – Communications Manager (Broomfield, Colorado)
Yakima Herald – Agriculture Reporter (Yakima, Washington)
Zipline Logistics – Marketing and Communications Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Franklin County – Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Mahoning County – 4-H Educator

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

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