ACEL Weekly Update – August 24, 2016

Upcoming Events

August 30 – ACEL Ice Cream Social, 2-4pm, Chadwick Arboretum
September 1 – CFAES Back to School Bash, 5pm, Fred Beekman Park
September 20-22 – Farm Science Review
September 27 – ACT hosts “A Night for Young Professionals”
September 28 – Ohio State ATI Career Expo
September 29 – CFAES Career Expo
October 1 – CFAES Alumni Fall Fest
October 13-14 – Ohio State Autumn Break
November 4 – CFAES Fall Scholarship Dinner
December 18 – Autumn Semester Graduation
February 16 – CFAES Career Expo
February 28 – CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum
March 4 – CFAES Alumni Awards Banquet
March 29 – Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
April 6 – CFAES Recognition Banquet
May 4-5 – Ohio FFA Convention

On our website
Heiby to complete Ohio agriscience education internship
Shoup completes internship with Ohio State ATI
Sharif holds internship with Franklinton Gardens
Champa completes internship with Lake Metroparks
Bush completes internship with Cargill

On our Blog
Sharif holds internship with Franklinton Gardens
Nicol to complete Ohio agriscience education internship
Met Our Graduate Students: Amy Jo Baughman
ACEL Weekly Update – August 17, 2016

ACEL In the News
Caleb Hickman, agriscience education student, Buckeyes feed the funnel, Mount Vernon News
Audrey Hoey, community leadership student, Emily Wickham, ACEL staff, Local OSU students and staff travel to Honduras, Chillicothe Gazette

Night for Young Professionals
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) invites you to attend Night for Young Professionals (NYP) on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. NYP is a FREE evening to learn the “tricks of the trade” from industry leaders from the food, agricultural, and environmental science industries. Workshop breakouts will focus on preparation for the upcoming CFAES Career Fair (September 29). Breakouts will include Resume Critique, Career Fair Cues and Clues as well as What’s After the Interview. We encourage you to use this evening to network and further develop your professional skills!

A free dinner will be provided for registered participants and an opportunity to win some great giveaways, such as iPads, briefcases, professional clothing gift cards and other items to prepare you for the professional world. Take advantage of this opportunity to pass up your competition and get one step closer to your dream job or internship!
Registration is required and can be completed online at by 5 p.m. on September 20. Registration is limited so sign up today and be sure to wear business professional that evening! For more information, contact Summer McCracken at

Agricorps on Campus
Are you interested in an agricultural experience abroad? AgriCorps connects American Agriculture volunteers to the demand for experiential, school-based, agricultural education in developing countries. To learn more about Agricorps and how to apply, meet with returned Agricorps Volunteer and Recruiter Kelsey Knight: Agricorps Informational Session in Room 333C Kottman Hall, Thursday September 1st- 2:30pm- 3:30pm or stop by the CFAES Student Success Center to talk with an Agricorps recruiter Thursday (9/1)- 9am- 2pm or Friday (9/2) 9am- 4pmAdditional Information

Towers Agricultural Honorary Info Sessions & Applications
Towers Agricultural Honorary is opening applications on September 15 for the upcoming school year. Towers promotes agriculture and organizes events such as Red Cross blood drives and the Chadwick Winter Walk. The first information session will be held on September 8 at 7pm in Nosker with pizza provided. Please contact the Recruitment Chair, Aislinn Latham, at with any questions.

AFA Leaders Conference 2016
Do you feel that you are a leader or possess exceptional leadership skills? Are you searching to strengthen your soft skills and industry knowledge or network? AFA Leaders Conference is a high intensity and highly passionate atmosphere over a four day conference for collegiate leaders in the agricultural industry across the country. AFA Leaders Conference is held in Kansas City, MO from November 3-6th. Online applications are due September 9th and can be found at
Please contact Audrey Hoey.18 with any questions or concerns!

National Teach Ag Day Collegiate Commercial Contest
One of the first things someone needs in order to teach agriculture is a degree in agricultural education. The National Teach Ag Day Collegiate Commercial Contest provides college students the opportunity to promote their respective college or university and agricultural education program through a 20-30 second commercial. Click here for more information. (If you are interested in doing this for Ohio State, please let Emily know, as each university can only submit one video!)

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
Vineyard Columbus – Community Life Communications Internship (Columbus, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings

4-H – Youth Spokesperson Communications Specialist (Washington DC)
A Kid Again – Development Assistant (Cleveland, Ohio)
Blue Diamond Growers – Communications Manager (Sacramento, California)
CNH Industrial – Marketing Communications Manager (New Holland, Pennsylvania)
Conklin Company, Inc. – Communication Specialist (Kansas City, Missouri)
DuPont – Marketing Communications Manager (Hooper, Nebraska)
Franklin University – Digital Marketing Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Hereford Publications – Creative Services Coordinator (Kansas City)
National Council for Science and the Environment – Communications Officer 
National Wildlife Federation – Agriculture Program Coordinator/Specialist (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
National Wildlife Federation – Communications Manager, Chose Clean Water Coalition (Annapolis, Maryland)
Ohio State, University Press – Assistant Editor (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, OARDC – Coop Development Specialist (Piketon, Ohio)
OSU Extension, Trumbull County – Office Associate
SmithBucklin – Director of Policy and Communications (Washington DC)
University of Cincinnati, Foundation – Advancement Writer (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Pickaway County – Extension Educator, CD

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

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