ACEL Weekly Update – February 18, 2016

Upcoming Events

February 23 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
February 24 – CFAES Career Expo, 1-4pm, 4-H Center
February 27 – Lindsay Hill 3v3 Basketball Tournament, 8:30am, RPAC
March 2 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
March 8 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
March 22 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
March 23 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 6 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 7 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics


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Lindsay Hill Memorial 3v3 Basketball Tournament
Attention basketball stars! The Lindsay Hill 3-on-3 Memorial Basketball Tournament is right around the corner. On February 27th, Agricultural Communicators at Ohio State will be hosting the double-elimination competition in the RPAC Upper Gym. The tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. and the entry fee is only $30 per team, with the money going entirely toward the Lindsay Hill Endowment Fund. Guests of Ohio State Rec Sports will pay an extra $5 fee per player (does not apply to full time students). All skill levels are welcome and festive team dress is encouraged. Cash prizes will go to the winner. To sign up, visit by Wednesday, February 24th. Please send questions to Joel Penhorwood.15. We look forward to seeing your team there!

CFAES Career Expo
75 companies attending!
Wednesday, February 24 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau and 4-H Center
This career event is open to all students. Come explore what opportunities are available for both internships and full time employment. Find the full list of registered companies that is being updated daily through your Hireabuckeye account. Please bring your Buck ID to check-in. Click Here to Download free parking pass

If you don’t want to walk to the 4-H Center, stay warm and ride the expo shuttle from the RPAC to AG Campus stop and to the Career Expo at the 4-H Center.

Mary McLaughlin will be holding additional walk-in hour times in preparation for the Career Expo.

  • Friday, February 19 from 10am- 4pm Room 210 Kottman Hall
  • Tuesday, February 23 from 11am- 2pm Room 100 Ag Admin

AgChat Foundation presents 2016 National Collegiate Congress
Making Change Happen Developing ideas and making them happen is core to creating change. Registration is open for the 2016 Collegiate Congress on April 2 in Indianapolis [agenda].

With support from Dow AgroSciences, college students interested in agriculture and food will meet up to share points of interest and and learn about different backgrounds and views. These students will walk away inspired with usable tools to help extend their food / ag conversations with more people [register].

Sessions will focus on strategic communication techniques, time prioritization and agricultural advocacy while expanding networks to incorporate consumer-facing messaging. Additionally, participants will learn about organizing on-campus events, digital content calendars and interacting with consumers.

Early-bird registration, which includes a discounted rate, is open until March 1, 2016.
OSU Leadership Luncheon Series
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 community leaders through our leadership luncheon series. 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.
Boots to Business
Sigma Alpha is presenting their first annual Boots to Business on Monday, February 22. Registration and mocktails will begin at 6:30pm and the event programming will begin at 7:00pm in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium. The event provides an opportunity for students seeking professional development or who are preparing for the CFAES Career Expo. Students are encouraged to wear business casual attire.
·         Register by February 14 to receive a resume review by an industry professional prior to the event. Students can interact in a round table setting with the industry professional who reviewed their resume during the Resume Review session.
·         Registration without a resume review is open until February 19.
·         Students can pick two of three breakout sessions titled: Your Online Profile, Career Expo Pick-Up Lines and Conquering the Interview
·         You can register at
·         The event is also FREE
If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Bonham.42. We look forward to seeing you there!

Roaring Recognition- 63rd Annual Recognition Banquet
CFAES is roaring towards the 20s! On April 7 at 5:30pm, the 63rd Annual CFAES Recognition Banquet will be held at the Ohio Union in the Archie Griffin Ballroom. Beginning on February 24, tickets will be on sale for $10 and can be purchased in Agricultural Administration room 100, Kottman Hall room 210, or from a banquet committee member (who will be wearing the “nifty” t-shirts!). Upon purchasing your ticket, please indicate if you prefer the vegetarian option. Be sure to purchase your tickets for $10 before March 24. Beginning March 25, ticket prices will increase to $15. Tickets will also be available at the door. It’s going to be the bee’s knees, and we hope to see you there!

2016 Homecoming Court Applications Available
2016 Homecoming Court applications are now open!  Applications can be found and completed at at this link, under “apply”.  Undergraduates who have completed at least 60 hours by the beginning of Fall 2016 and maintained a 2.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.  Applications are due on Friday, March 4, 2016.  All information can be found at at this linkand questions can be directly to Lauren Luffy at

Agricultural Communication Critique & Contest
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow members are invited to submit work to the NACT Critique and Contest. Divisions include writing, publication, electronic media, photography, design and layout, and public relations, with multiple categories in each division. Complete rules listed here and entry form here.

Apply to be in Towers Agricultural Honorary
Towers Agricultural Honorary is reopening its application. We understand that there were several other applications due around the January 29 deadline, so Towers will be extending the due date to February 19, at 11:59pm, for those students who still wish to apply. The application can be found at If you would like to know more about Towers or have any questions about the application, please contact our Recruitment Chair, Jared Ashworth, at


List of agriculture industry scholarships

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship
Daughters of American Agriculture was created to honor the memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation and encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits.

The DAA Foundation provides $1,000 scholarships to farm, ranch and agribusiness women or their daughters in two categories: the Jean Ibendahl scholarship to high school graduates age 18-23 and the Sister Thomas More Bertels scholarship to women age 24 and over. Scholarship funds may be used for accredited courses in agricultural leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or other courses directly related to agriculture. More information here.


Study Abroad

Study Abroad Update
Winter Break 2016 Study Abroad Programs (applications are due April 1, 2016)


Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Angus Journal – Editorial Intern, Summer (Saint Joseph, Missouri)
Angus Journal – Communication Intern (Saint Joseph, Missouri)
Bayer – Communications Marketing Partnerships Intern (Whippany, NJ)
Brownfield Ag – Anchor/Reporter
Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association – Communication Intern
National FFA – Event Planner Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National FFA – State Officer Program Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National FFA – CDE Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National FFA – Education Development Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
National Junior Angus Association – Events and Education Intern (Saint Joseph, Missouri)
National Pork Producers – Fall Communication Internship (Washington DC)
Ohio Farm Bureau – County Intern
Ohio Farm Bureau – Richland County Summer Intern (Job #25299827 on Hire-A-Buckeye)
Wilt PR – Public Relations Summer Internship (Springfield, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings

Cardinal Health – Graphic Designer (Dublin, Ohio)
Cleveland Clinic – Graphic Designer (Beachwood, Ohio)
Dairy One Cooperative – Marketing and Communication Specialist (Ithaca, NY)
Diamond V – Content Marketing Specialist (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
FarmTalk – Advertising Sales Representative 
Kiwanis International – Communication Specialist, Campaign for Growth(Indianapolis, Indiana)
National FFA – Program Evaluation and Assessment Specialist (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Jungle Jim’s International Market – Graphic Designer (Fairfield, Ohio)
Monsanto – Advocacy and Communications Manager (St. Louis, Missouri)
Ohio State ATI – Admissions Counselor and Staff Assistant (Wooster, Ohio)
Ohio State, OH-Tech – Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Supreme Court – Director, Public Information
State of Ohio, Workers’ Compensation – Internal Communication Consultant
State of Ohio, Veteran Services – Public Information Officer (Columbus, Ohio)
Wendy’s – Graphic Designer (Dublin, Ohio)
Wilt PR – Energy & Environment Account Manager (Springfield, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
New Prarie High School – Vocational Agriculture Teacher 
OSU Extension, Wayne County – Program Assistant, 4H
OSU Extension, Allen County – Program Assistant, 4H
OSU Extension, Lorain County – Program Assistant, 4H STEM
Oregon Extension – Jefferson County Fair Events Coordinator

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

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