ACEL Weekly Update – March 24, 2016

Upcoming Events

March 28 – CFAES Professional Development Night
March 30 – Regional Campus Transition Day
April 6 – ACEL GSA Professional Development Conference, 10am-4pm, AAA
April 6 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 7 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 11 – Annual ACEL Banquet, 4-H Center
April 12 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 20 – ACT Meeting, 5:30pm, 205 Ag Admin
April 22 – CFAES AgLympics
May 6 – Graduating Senior Luncheon, 4-H Center


On our website

Check back next week!

On our Blog

Dear Brazil, Obrigada by Mary Siekman
Snider named 100 Fresh Perspectives by Farm Credit
ACEL to Hold Recognition Banquet
Eight ACEL students selected as CFAES Peer Mentors
Four ACEL Alumni Recognized by CFAES Alumni Society

ACEL Banquet on April 11
The annual recognition dinner for 2016 graduates, scholarship recipients and others will be the evening of Monday, April 11 at the Ohio 4-H Center at 6pm. All ACEL students are invited to attend. RSVP here to receive a sponsored student ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 by contacting If you are interested in serving as a speaker during the event, contact  Emily.

Grad Student Professional Development Conference
The Graduate Student Association for the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership will host a professional development conference on April 6, 2016 in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium. For additional information and to RSVP visit:

Professional Development Night “Creativity in the Workplace”
Are you looking for an opportunity to polish up your professional skills? To network with industry leaders, and enjoy a 3 course dinner with friends? Then join student council in our annual Professional Development night event March 28 from 6- 8 pm. Our theme is “Creativity in the Workplace” so come dressed in business-casual, and ready to show off your originality!!! Tickets are currently on sale in Kottman 210, and Ag Admin Building 100. Table reservations for club use are also available.

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.

AgriPOWER taking applications for next class
The AgriPOWER Institute is a leadership and advocacy development program, which consists of seven multi-day institutes (17 total days), covers public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Additionally, specific sessions will help class members develop important skills necessary to become an effective leader and advocate. Two of the institute sessions will be held out of state, one in Washington, D. C., to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues. More in depth information can be found at  Click here for a complete list of dates for the Class VII sessions and session topicsApplications are due on April 20, 2016. Scholarships are available to those who do not have a sponsoring company or organization.

Ohio Corn & Wheat Policy Academy
We have an opportunity for college students to be a part of Collegiate Policy Academy! This is a year long program that focuses on policy and communicating with consumers and other audiences through traveling to DC exposure to consumers at the State Fair, working with farmers at Farm Science Review and other opportunities through out the year. Our application closes on March 28. More information and the application is available on the website:


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
American Farm Bureau Federation – Director, Communications and Events(Washington, DC)
American Farm Bureau Federation – Program Assistant: Membership and Program Development (Washington DC)
American Farm Bureau Federation – Director of Strategic Communication (Washington DC)
Audubon Greenwich – Communications Intern (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Audubon – Magazine/Editorial Intern (NYC, New York)
Audubon Wings – Media Relations Intern (NYC, New York)
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm – Education Intern (Dayton, Ohio)
Field to Market: Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture – Communication Internship
Practical Horeseman – Editorial Intern (Gaithersburg, Maryland)
Weaver Leather – Copywriter Internship

Full-Time Job Openings

Agriculture Further of America – Program Manager (Kansas City, Missouri)
Agri Beef Co – Operations Assistant (Toppenish, Washington)
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank – Agricultural Account Manager (Ohio)
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank – Marketing Specialist (PA)
Audubon – Digital Communication Associate (NYC, New York)
Audubon – Digital Marketing and Communication Associate (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Audubon North Carolina – Volunteer Coordinator (Wilmington, NC)
ARC Ohio – Volunteer Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Boehringer Ingelheim – Marketing Manager, Swine (St. Joseph, Missouri)
Cargill – Marketing and Communication Manager (Hopkins, Minnesota)
City of San Antonio – Volunteer Services Coordinator (St. Mary’s, Texas)
Driscoll’s – R&D Extension Communication Specialist (Watsonville, California)
Geringhoff North America – Marketing Director (St. Cloud, Minnesota)
Idaho FFA – State Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Manager/State FFA Advisor 
JBS – Marketing Brand Coordinator, Fed Beef Marketing (Greeley, Colorado)
Marin Agricultural Land Trust – Communications Associate (Point Reyes Station, California)
National Wildlife Federation – Agriculture Program Coordinator (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
National Wildlife Federation – Project Coordinator: Tropical Forests and Agriculture(Washington DC)
National Wildlife Federation – Vice President of Communications (Washington DC)
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes – Membership and Annual Fund Manager(Cleveland, Ohio)
NEW Cooperative – Communications Director (Fort Dodge, Iowa)
Ohio State, ACEL – Grad and eLearning Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Development – Coordinator, Special Events (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Material Science Engineering – Coordinator, Public Relations (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Student Life – Communication and Marketing Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Student Life – Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Fisher College of Business – Grad Student Marketing (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, International Affairs – Coordinator: Planning and Scheduling (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Communications – Writer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Wexner Center for the Arts – Social Media Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Oklahoma State University – Communication Specialist (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc – Communications Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Roop & Co. – Assistant Account Executive (Cleveland, Ohio)
World Relief – Volunteer Coordinator (Aurora, Illinois)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center – Ag Ed Teacher
OSU Extension, Wayne County – Program Assistant 
Florida Extension, Levy County – 4-H Extension Agent

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

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