ACEL Weekly Update – March 3, 2016

Upcoming Events

March 2 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
March 7 – Info Session on Peach Corps, 4pm, University Hall Room 66
March 8 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium *Columbus Zoo*
March 22 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
March 23 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
March 30 – Regional Campus Transition Day
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


On our website

Eight ACEL Students named to CFAES Ambassador Team

On our Blog

Check back next week!

Be a Part of Ohio FFA Convention
This year at Ohio FFA State Convention CFAES is hoping to showcase our current students, faculty, and staff who were previously involved as members of the National FFA Organization.  We want to show Ohio FFA members how successful they can be by turning Blue and Gold into Scarlet and Gray!

In order to do this, we need your help.  We are planning two photo shoots with 30 minute blocks of time on Tuesday, March 8 from 8:00-11:00AM and Wednesday, March 23 from 1:00-4:00PM.  If you are available for just 30 minutes on one of those days, we are hoping you will be willing to do three things:

  1. Sign-up here for a time slot and to list locations that would work best for you.  A note about the time slots, we are able to have up to 7 people per time slot and will choose a location that is best for the entire group for that specific time slot.
  2. Wear either your favorite OSU attire or attire that represents your current job (lab coat, business suit, etc.) to the photo shoot.
  3. Bring your FFA jacket to the photo shoot!

Please consider taking part in this great opportunity to show Ohio FFA members that they can be successful by turning Blue and Gold into Scarlet and Gray!  If you have any questions, contact Amy Baughman at

Columbus Zoo at Agricultural Education Society
At the Tuesday, March 8 meeting of the Agricultural Education Society, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be in attendance with exotic animals. the meeting will be in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium at 7pm.

TOCA Communications Contest deadline is March 15
Entries are rolling in for the 2016 TOCA Communications Contest.  The deadline is March 15, so it’s time to pull them together and get entering! We are using the BetterBNC contest platform, similar to last year.  There is a slightly new interface, which will hopefully ease the use of the program. Here are some quick links to help you through the process:

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.

Farm to Fork Food Talks 
Collegiate Young Farmers is presenting their fourth annual ‘Farm to Fork Food Talks’ on Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Drake Performance and Event Center Main Lounge (doors open at 6pm). The event is open to students of all majors and backgrounds and has the goal of bringing students together to learn from each other about agriculture. This year, the discussion topics will center around grain and grass fed animals, organic farming, and conventional farming. In addition to student-led discussion, a panel featuring farmers and a veterinarian will address questions and offer perspectives on some of the topics discussed throughout the evening. Dinner is included in registration and is free. Register by Friday, March 18th at 11:59 If you have any questions, please contact Demi Snider.295. We hope to see you in attendance!


List of agriculture industry scholarships

Study Abroad

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


Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Aquarium of the Pacific – Education Intern (Long Beach, California)
Audubon – Education Intern (Dayton, Ohio)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – Communication Multimedia Intern (Cincinnati, Ohio)
COBA/Select Sires – Communication/Marketing Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship (Glen Rose, Texas)
McGraw Hill – Design Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
National FFA – Career Development Intern (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Peace Corps – Campus Ambassador Internship
Phoenix Zoo – Volunteer Management Intern (Phoenix, Arizona)
Propel Solutions – Communication Intern
San Diego Chargers – Community Relations Intern (San Diego, California)
Sarnova – Summer Graphic Design Intern (Dublin, Ohio)

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives – Summer Public Policy Intern
NCFC is accepting applications for full-time public policy interns to assist in the association’s government affairs activities for Summer 2016. The internship, which runs mid-May through late July, will provide college students with an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the legislative and regulatory process in Washington, D.C. Additionally, summer interns will have the opportunity to attend Congressional hearings, coalition strategy meetings, Capitol Hill briefings, and will help staff with preparations for NCFC’s Washington Conference in June.

Applicants should have an interest in agricultural, nutrition, and/or environmental policy, and have a familiarity with farmer-owned cooperatives. The deadline to apply for the internship is March 18. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: Kelsey Billings, NCFC, Director of Government Affairs, 50 F St., NW, Suite 900Washington, DC,  20001, (fax: 202-626-8722; email:

Full-Time Job Openings

Adoption Network Cleveland – Volunteer Coordinator (Cleveland, Ohio)
Akron RubberDucks – Graphic Designer (Akron, Ohio)
American Electric Power (AEP) – Designer/Graphics (Columbus, Ohio)
American Hereford Association – Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Kansas City)
Audubon – Communication and Engagement Manager (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Chicago Botanic Garden – Youth and Family Programs Instructor (Chicago, Illinois)
Community Shelter Board – Volunteer Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Cotts Systems – Marketing Communications Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
DEI Incorporated – Environmental Graphic Designer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Fahlgren Mortine – Production Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Franklin Park Conservatory – Event Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Hollywood Casino at Columbus – Graphic Artist (Columbus, Ohio)
Home Builders Association of Dayton – Membership and Marketing Coordinator (Dayton, Ohio)
Kansas City Royals – Coordinator, Community Relations (Kansas City, Missouri)
Lions Club International – Event Coordinator Assistant
Mancan – Graphic Artist (Nelsonville, Ohio)
Major League Soccer (MLS) – Communications Manager (NYC)
National Cattlemen’s Association – Director, Organizational Communications (Centennial, Colorado)
National FFA – WLC Adult Program Coordinator (Indianapolis, Indiana)
New York Yankees – Programming Coordinator, Non-Baseball Events (NYC)
Ohio State, Athletics – Director, New and Creative Media (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Arts Initiative – Communication Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Multicultural Center – Coordinator, Student Services (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Distance Education – Executive Communication Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Wexner Center for the Arts – Associate Editor (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, FABE – Academic Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, CFAES – Study Abroad Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Rocky Brands – Graphic Designer (Nelsonville, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Transportation – Public Information Officer (Marietta, Ohio)
St. Stephen Matyr Lutheran Church – Director of Communications (Canton, Ohio)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Community Relations Coordinator, Youth Programs(Tampa, Florida)
The Wilds – Visitor Operations Coordinator
University of Kentucky – Agricultural Education Assistantships (Lexington, Kentucky)
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Communication Specialist (Madison, Wisconsin)
Vineyard Institute – Website Coordinator (PT) (Columbus, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County – Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Medina County – Educator, Community Development

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

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