ACEL in the News: 2016 Recap

Alumni, Faculty and Staff

W. Tyler Agner, PhD candidate, Resident helps coordinate OSU trip to HondurasBellefontaine Examiner
Dr. Emily Buck,
faculty, Two Ohio women selected to faces of farmingOhio’s Country Journal
Dr. Emily Buck, faculty, Finalists for Faces of Farming announced, Ohio’s Country Journal
Dr. Emily Buck, faculty member, US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Announces 2016’s Faces of Farming and Ranching Finalists, Oklahoma Farm Report
Dr. John Ewing, alum, Agricultural education professor wins USDA teaching award, Penn State News
Stephanie Jolliff
, PhD student, Hardin County Agricultural Hall of FameYour News Now
Stephanie Jolliff, PhD candidate, Ag Hall of Fame to induct new members, Lima News
Stacie Seger McCracken, alum, McCracken addresses Rotary Club, Sidney Daily News
Aaron Miller, alum, Helping Teachers Teach
Kelly Newlon, PhD student, The market knows no border, Farm & Dairy
Ericka Priest, alum, Getting to know… a first year Ag teacher, Ericka Priest
Adam Sharp, alum, Adam Sharp sets course to prepare OFBF for the next 100 years, Farm and Dairy
Katherine Terrell, alum, Gallipolis FFA competes at state soils contest, Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dr. Susie Whittington, faculty, CASE Institute provides professional development at Upper Valley Career Center, Troy Daily News
Emily Wickham, staff, Local OSU student studies in Honduras, Pike County News Watchman

Current Students

Honduras Study Abroad, Ohio State students study abroad in HondurasOhio’s Country Journal
Amanda Bush, agricultural communication student, Mount Gilead student joins Ohio State study abroad trip to HondurasMorrow County Sentinel
Amanda Bush, agricultural communication student, Bush to serve term as National ACT officer, Ohio’s Country Journal
Amanda Bush, agricultural communication student, Mount Gilead grad to serve as communications coordinator for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Morrow County Sentinel
Blake Campbell, agriscience education student, A roundup of FFA news for the week of November 24, 2016, Farm and Dairy
Mariah Carey, agricultural communication student, Mount Gilead student awarded Ohio State agriculture scholarship
Lauren Corry, agricultural communication student, Farm bureau offers interactive agriculture exhibit
Katelyn Deaton, agriscience education student, Deaton awarded agriscience education scholarship, Register Herald
Nick Fowler, agriscience education student, Three young sheep farmers receive scholarships, Ohio’s Country Journal
Brianna Gwirtz, agricultural communication student, Shelby grad interns at Lynd Fruit FarmMansfield News Journal
Audrey Hoey, community leadership student, Emily Wickham, ACEL staff, Local OSU students and staff travel to Honduras, Chillicothe Gazette
Audrey Hoey, community leadership student, Hoey completes internship with ADM Grain, Chillicothe Gazette
Caleb Hickman, agriscience education student, Buckeyes feed the funnel, Mount Vernon News
Sarah Johnson, agricultural communication student, Johnson awarded agricultural communication scholarship
Sarah Johnson, agricultural communication student, Johnson completes internship with CFAES Advancement Office
Lea Kimley, agricultural communication student, Southeastern High grad named 2016 fair queen
Haley Kocher, community leadership student, OSU awards local woman scholarship
Rachel McClellan, agriscience education student, Xenia grad spends time in HondurasXenia Gazette
Summer McLain, agriscience education student, McLain awarded agriscience education scholarship
Summer McLain and Justin Feltz, agriscience education students, Area OSU students relate experiences in HondurasSidney Daily News
Abby Myers, agricultural communication student, Tuscarawas County Fair is showtime for 4-H members, alumni, Times Reporter
Meredith Oglesby, agricultural communication student, Shelby FFA hosts multi-chapter leadership night, Ohio’s Country Journal
Taylor Orr, Abby Motter, agriscience education students, Sarah Bookman, community leadership student, Roundup of FFA, Farm and Dairy
Leah Schwinn, agricultural communication student, Sam Wander, agriscience education student, OSU students named national scholarship recipients
Leah Schwinn, agricultural communication student, Syngenta names winners of scholarship essay contest, Greenhouse Management
Carley Snider, agriscience education student, Snider awarded scholarships
Carley Snider, agriscience education student, Moscow’s Snider to complete internship with The Fatted Calf
Carley Snider, agriscience education student, Snider attends annual agriculture educator conference, Ohio’s Country Journal
Demi Snider, agricultural communication student, Summer interns strengthen their careers and enrich programs, Kenton Times
Sydney Snider, agricultural communication student, Snider awarded scholarship
Sydney Snider, agricultural communication student, Members challenged to Transform FFA, Farm and Dairy
Emily Starlin, agriscience education student, Logan native travels to Honduras on service study trip
Mandy Taylor, agricultural communication student, Growing on social media, Wooster Daily Record
Kayla Thompson, student, Thompson awarded community leadership scholarship
Bailey Wagner, agriscience education student, Honduras trip gives OSU student new appreciation for family,Kenton Times
Mallorie Wippel, agricultural communication student, Wippel awarded agricultural communication scholarship
Mallorie Wippel, agricultural communication student, Wippel holds internship with Ohio Farm BureauCircleville Herald
Ryan Vonderhaar, agricultural communication student, Vonderhaar awarded agricultural communication scholarship

Where are they now? 2016 Recap



During 2016, we featured a small number of our alumni in our “Where are they now?” series. These alums of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, although many of them graduated when the department was known as the Department of Human and Community Resource Development, shared their current roles in the communication, education, and leadership and agricultural industries, as well as how their education prepared them for their career. They were also gracious enough to share a few words of advice!

Thank you to the following alums for sharing your story!

Matt Reese, ’99
Jared Coppess, ’03
CFAES Outstanding Seniors of 2004 and 2005
Dan Toland, ’05
Jenny Wensink, ’06
Melinda McKay Witten, ’07
Curtis Niedermier, ’07
CFAES Outstanding Seniors of 2006 and 2007
CFAES Outstanding Seniors of 2013
Caroline Weihl, ’14
Stacie Seger McCracken, ’15
Meg Bennett, ’15

Are you an alum and would be interested in having your story shared on the ACEL blog? Send an email to

Where Are They Now? Matt Reese


Anyone involved in agriculture is familiar with the name Ed Johnson. Ohio State alum Matt Reese said that a visit from Ed Johnson to the Reese family’s Christmas tree farm that Matt worked at as a high schooler, was what inspired him to get into agricultural communication. Little did Matt know that just a few short years after meeting Ed Johnson, he would be working for Ed at “Ohio’s Country Journal.”

While an undergrad in agricultural communication, Matt Reese worked for several years as the photo editor for the “Lantern.” With a position at The Ohio State University’s student-published newspaper, Matt was allowed the opportunity to be an “agvocate” before that was ever a thing. After spending his years in college spreading awareness of agriculture through both his relationships at the “Lantern” and performing with the OSU Men’s Glee Club, Matt graduated in 1999 only to then earn his master’s in agricultural education.

With one quarter left of classes before graduation, Matt landed his dream job as the assistant editor of “Ohio’s Country Journal.” Matt now serves as the editor. Matt divulged that the job has allowed him to develop a huge number of friendships and professional relationship with some of the best people in the world — Ohio’s farmers and agribusiness professionals.

As the editor, Matt oversees the editorial content of “Ohio’s Country Journal,” as well as posting daily content on their website. With a small staff, Matt says that he does a little bit of everything, including video work and occasional radio interviews, although he mostly focuses his energy and attention on writing, content development, and photography.

Talking about his job, Matt also admits, “I have also gained in depth knowledge on an incredibly broad array of issues impacting and impacted by the world’s most important industry and vocation: agriculture. It is so humbling and rewarding to play even my small role in such an important and vital endeavor. I believe one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind is the set of miracles that take place as a matter of course in the regular cycles required for agriculture to produce products deemed valuable by society. What an honor it is to be able to serve such an industry!”

When asked to give advice to prospective or current students, Matt was a wealth of information. Below is a list of Matt’s Top 12 Pieces of Advice:

  1. Figure out what you are good at and what you are not so good at, then capitalize on your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses. Success is a combination of maximizing your strengths, but also understanding what you are not so good at and either improving or relying on others in those areas.
  2. Be extremely careful about feeling like you deserve anything. You don’t. No one owes you anything. The second you start to feel entitled to something is the second that you need to realize that you don’t deserve it. Think about that and remember it — that applies to EVERYTHING.
  3. Do not make decisions based upon fear, selfishness or a feeling of entitlement, but instead upon doing what is right by God and others. Doing this is not easy, but extremely worthwhile long term (even if it doesn’t seem like it short term).
  4. Celebrate and enjoy what you have relentlessly instead of wishing for what you do not have. But, at the same time, relentlessly set goals to make yourself better at serving others.
  5. Get off your phone and learn how to read people and interact face to face. This will give you an automatic advantage in nearly every professional interpersonal situation.
  6. Learn to manage your time, your actions, and your words based on a clear set of personal priorities. My suggested priorities in order: God, spouse, children, extended family, work, everything else, self.
  7. Take care of your health through moderation and exercise. The days you do not break a sweat should be a rarity.
  8. Don’t drink too much pop.
  9. Being kind and forgiving others is really a favor to yourself.
  10. Make sure your heroes deserve to be your heroes (they often don’t)
  11. Network and make friends everywhere you go and in everything you do.
  12. Every career is ultimately about people.
Matt Reese with daughter Campbell

Matt Reese with daughter Campbell

Agricultural Education Society names award recipients

The Agricultural Education Society (AES) at Ohio State named award recipients at their annual banquet. During the banquet, outstanding members were recognized in a variety of categories and the officer teams transitioned

Rose Vagedes, of Coldwater, was named Outstanding Freshman. Vagedes serves as chairman of the banquet committee, where she plans all aspects of the annual AES banquet. She is a sustainable plant systems major with a specialization in agronomy.

Kayla Walls was selected as the Outstanding Sophomore. Walls, an agriscience education major, serves as programming chair for AES and is responsible for planning club activities and events. Kayla is from Mendon.

Blake Campbell, of Waterford, was chosen as the Outstanding Junior. Campbell will serve as president for AES during 2017 and is an agriscience education major.

Justin Feltz, of Versailles, was the recipient of Outstanding Senior and the Scarlet Award. He has served as CFAES Student Council representative, treasurer, vice-president and education outreach committee chair. The Scarlet Award is presented to an outstanding club member who does not major in agriscience education. Feltz is majoring in animal science.

Frances Nicol, of Plain City, was named the recipient of the Gray Award, which recognizes a member’s involvement and dedication to the student organization. She has served as the 2016 president and will serve as the McCaslin chair for 2017.

Logan Heiby, an agriscience education major from Coldwater, was named the Outstanding Committee Chair. Logan served as the banquet committee chair, which planned the annual banquet attended by AES members, parents, faculty, and staff.

Agricultural Education Society is a student organization at The Ohio State University. Founded in 1882, it is the oldest continuously active undergraduate student organization. The organization promotes food, agricultural, and environmental sciences, stimulates interest in the profession of agricultural education and in leadership, acquaints members with the program of agricultural education, and provides fellowship opportunities. AES works with other youth organizations and develops professional competencies to improve the abilities of agricultural education majors.

Where Are They Now? Jenny Wensink


Although Jenny Wensink now calls herself a Falcon, as serves as a faculty member at Bowling Green State University, she will always be a Buckeye. Graduating from Ohio State in 2006 with a degree in agricultural communication, Jenny started her career working as a sales and marketing communications specialist for Select Sires Inc., writing press releases and working on design and content for their customer newsletter.

Three years later in 2010, Jenny came back to Ohio State and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences where she served the college in a fundraising capacity. She managed a portfolio of alumni and friends who supported Ohio State through gifts of $1,000 up to $250,000. A year later, in 2011, Jenny transitioned into a similar role at Bowling Green State University.

Starting off as assistant director of annual giving, Jenny planned reunion events and fundraising efforts while also managing a portfolio of lead annual donors.  Five years later and Jenny is still at BGSU, although she is now in the position of director of annual giving. This position has Jenny managing the overall annual giving strategy for the 170,000 living BGSU alumni. This includes managing direct mail, their phon-a-thon, and online giving channels, while also coordinating the faculty and staff giving campaign, and overseeing stewardship of annual giving programs. Although her present role doesn’t require her to be involved in the agricultural industry, Jenny says that her degree certainly prepared her well for her career. In addition to being the director of annual giving at BGSU, Jenny is currently working toward a master’s degree in public administration and should finish in 2017.

As for advice to students, Jenny says, “If you are lucky enough to receive scholarships, take a moment to learn about the people who donated those funds. In my work at Ohio State and now at BGSU, I have a better understanding of how much private giving impacts the college experience and my hope is that all students learn more about philanthropy on campus and how they can become philanthropists in their own way.”

Jenny’s husband Mark is also a CFAES grad and is an equipment salesman for Wood County Implement, a John Deere dealership. The Wensinks have two children – Emery is 5 and Beau is 1.  Outside of family time, Jenny loves CrossFit, running, reading, and of course watching college football-Go Bucks!

Jenny Wensink today.

Agricultural Education Society announces 2017 Officer Team

The Agricultural Education Society at Ohio State held their end of year banquet and elected a new executive team. The members of the team officer team include Blake Campbell, Abby Motter, Cody McClain, Chrissy Balint, Katherine Bell, and Courtney Fulton.


Blake Campbell, a senior majoring in agriscience education from Waterford was named as president.

As president, Campbell will be responsible for leading the club as it participates in many events such as education and outreach, Back to School Bash, Adopt-A-Highway, and BuckeyeThon.

Abby Motter, a sophomore majoring in agriscience education and Spanish from Mansfield, will serve the role of Vice President.

During her time as Vice President, Motter will be in charge of overseeing standing committees, assisting the president, coordinating recruitment efforts, and maintaining the Program of Activities.

Cody McClain, a sophomore studying agriscience education from Nevada, was selected for the position of treasure, where he will be responsible for the club’s budget, books, and financial reports.

Chrissy Balint, a junior majoring in agriscience education from Huron, will serve her second term as secretary. Balint will be head communicator by sending weekly emails to members of the club, create agendas, take notes for meetings, create external resources.

Katherine Bell, a junior studying agriscience education from Liberty Center, was selected as the reporter. As reporter, she will work with the club’s social media accounts with the goal of communicating to the public about the mission and activities of the student organization. She will also compose news releases and articles about club activities.

Courtney Fulton, a junior studying agriscience education from Kenton, was selected for the position of CFAES Student Council representative.

With this position, Fulton will attend CFEAS Student Council meetings, keep AES members informed about what is going on with other organizations throughout the college, students informed about what is going on in AES

“It’s clear to me that the Agricultural Education Society is in great hands,” said Dr. Tracy Kitchel, chair for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership and advisor for Agricultural Education Society. “These new officers not only performed well in their interviews but backed up their comments with action as members.”

“We are very excited to see where this team will lead AES. They have some fresh ideas and the drive to continue to make AES a great student organization on campus,” said Caitlyn Black, graduate student agricultural and extension education and club advisor.

Each officer will serve a one year term from January thru December 2017.

Agricultural Education Society is a student organization at The Ohio State University. Founded in 1882, it is the oldest continuously active undergraduate student organization. The organization promotes food, agricultural, and environmental sciences, stimulates interest in the profession of agricultural education and in leadership, acquaints members with the program of agricultural education, and provides fellowship opportunities. AES works with other youth organizations and develops professional competencies to improve the abilities of agricultural education majors.

ACEL alum named director of Ohio State ATI

Dr. Kristina Boone has been named the new director for Ohio State ATI. Boone completed her masters and doctoral degrees in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, graduating in 1991 and 1994 respectively.


Dr. Lonnie King, interim VP for Agricultural Administration and Dean for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, released the following statement this morning about Dr. Boone’s appointment.

I am pleased to announce Kristina M. Boone, PhD, has accepted the director position at Ohio State ATI effective April 1, 2017.

Most recently, Dr. Boone was a professor and department head in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University. Her department supported academic programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication. The department also directed the communications on behalf of the College of Agriculture, Extension, and Agricultural Experiment Station. She also was the director of the interdisciplinary secondary major in Global Food Systems Leadership, and as part of a team, developed an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Leadership Communication.

Prior to her 21-year career in Communications and Agricultural Education, Dr. Boone was a watershed extension agent with Ohio State University Extension and co-led a water education program at Ohio State during her graduate program.

Dr. Boone received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication at Texas Tech. Her master’s and Ph.D. are from The Ohio State University in agricultural communication and extension education, respectively.

As Ohio State ATI Director, Dr. Boone is responsible for managing the administrative, human, and financial resources for Ohio State ATI. She will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including on campus and emerging e-Learning instruction, research, service, engagement and marketing, and student services and recruitment.

Ohio State ATI, located in Wooster, is an associate degree-granting institute within CFAES where students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, experiential learning, and a paid industry internship. Ohio State ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the country, offering 26 programs of study.

I also want to extend my appreciation to Thom Janini, PhD, for serving as interim director. Thom’s leadership in this interim appointment provided continued support for the faculty, staff and students at Ohio State ATI.

Look for opportunities in April to welcome Dr. Kristina Boone to CFAES and Ohio State ATI.


Dr. Lonnie J. King

Interim VP for Agricultural Administration & Dean
140 Agricultural Administration
2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-3676  –  Fax: (614) 292-0452

Congratulations Dr. Boone! We look forward to having you return to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences!

ACEL Students Graduate

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership had 14 students participate in the Autumn Commencement on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

The event was held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. In total, 2, 577 students received his/her bachelors degree, 470 masters degrees, 12 professionals and 214 doctoral degrees. Timothy Gerber, professor of music and secretary of the University Senate was the speaker.

Students from ACEL who received degrees include:

Bachelor of Science
Brandon Barlage, community leadership
Brian Crawford, agricultural communication
Dirk Dempsey, community leadership
Hannah Fergang, agricultural communication
Ashley Gerlach, community leadership
Haley Kocher, community leadership
Karli Lump, agricultural communication
Allison Mangun, agricultural communication
Faryal Sharif, community leadership
Sam Slovisky, community leadership
Demi Snider, agricultural communication
Nicole Wallace, agricultural communication

Master of Science
Rebecca Gunther
Tekle Tekle


Congratulations to our the newest alumni of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership!



ACEL Weekly Update – December 14, 2016

Upcoming Events

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


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National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Convention by Carley Snider

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Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Spring Semester Schedules Needed!
Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The “Experience OSU for a Day” (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. These students visit CFAES frequently, and we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, we need your new schedule!EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for 1-2 weekdays each semester. Hosting is very flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Hosts are encouraged to take their shadow(s) to class, the Oval, the Union, a room in Nosker House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). Hosting is open to any CFAES student who has completed at least one semester of classes at the Columbus campus. To sign up, simply fill out the form at  and email it to Abby Motter at Feel free to contact Abby if you have questions.

Apply for the 2017 IFAJ Alltech Young Leaders Award
If you’re an AAEA member, age 35 or younger, with a desire to witness South African agriculture in April 2017 – plus participate in an amazing young leader boot camp – apply by December 16 for a chance to represent the U.S. and possibly win a 1,000 Euro scholarship.

The 10 recipients of the 2017 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leader Award will participate in the unique Boot Camp training program from March 29 to April 1, 2017, near Pretoria, South Africa. The program includes leadership training, discussions and exercises with journalists from around the world, and a day of farm visits and professional skill development.

Direct questions about the IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award and program to Steve Werblow, IFAJ secretary general, at or AAEA International Committee chair Kurt Lawton:

Sphinx Senior Class Honorary Recruitment
SPHINX Senior Class Honorary is now accepting applications for the prestigious membership of their next class, the 111th class. As the oldest student honorary at Ohio State, SPHINX selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and direct service to the University. Twenty-four diverse and unique individuals will be linked into SPHINX in order to share their contributions, create friendship, and uphold the traditions of commitment and excellence at The Ohio State University. Each applicant is required to hold a 3.00 GPA minimum, completed 60 semester credit hours, and plan to graduate any semester after Summer 2018.

Applicants should be mindful that Mortar Board is also a senior class honorary; individuals are permitted to apply to only one of the two honoraries. The application deadline is January 22 at 5pm. For questions regarding membership or applications, contact SPHINX Sergeant-At-Arms, Sierra Jepsen at or at

Chimes Junior Class Honorary Recruitment
Chimes Junior Class Honorary is one of the two junior class honoraries on Ohio State’s campus. If you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of an organization that provides service to a local philanthropy around Columbus as well as builds connections with students across campus with diverse backgrounds and fields of study, this is for you! We are looking for 35 students that will be able to carry Chimes through another successful year as they embark onto their junior year of college. The application to be a part of this wonderful student organization is open to all sophomores at Ohio State with a GPA of 3.00 or above!

Applications will remain open until Sunday, January 22. The application can be found at If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to reach out to us at You can also find us on our Facebook Page: Chimes Junior Class Honorary. We look forward to reading your applications!

Education Abroad
January 4 and later deadlines
England: Agricultural and Environmental Communication
Honduras: Community Development

More information about all of our programs is available at Contact Kelly Newlon or Difei Shen for more information.

AAEA Scholarships for ACT members
American Agricultural Editors’ Association offers scholarships to outstanding members of ACT for their achievements in leadership, career-related experiences, academics and service. For additional information on the scholarships, read this description. To apply for the scholarships, applicants must complete this application form, as well as a reference form.Cargill Global Scholars
Current freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. To learn more, please visit the Cargill Global Scholars website.

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
American Farm Bureau Federation – Creative Services Internship (Washington DC)
American Farm Bureau Federation – Organization Internship (Washington DC)
American Farm Bureau Federation – Communication Internship (Washington DC)
American Farm Bureau Federation – Public Policy, Legislative Internship (Washington DC)
Cincinnati Museum Center – Program Development and Delivery Intern (Cincinnati, Ohio)
COBA/Select Sires – Communication/Marketing Internship (Columbus, Ohio)
National Reining Horse Association – Internship (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Ohio State, Wexner Medica Center – Student Communication Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Summit County – Communication Intern (Summit County, Ohio)
Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network – Communication Intern (Columbia, South Carolina)
Vineyard Columbus – Community Life Communication Internship (Columbus, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings

Certified Angus Beef – Education & Events Manager (Wooster, Ohio)
COTA – Marketing Specialist (Columbus, Ohio)
Great Lakes Regional Center – Communications and Development Coordinator (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. – Executive Director (Gainesville, Florida)
Hunter International – Communications Specialist (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina)
Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau – Communication Manager (Fort Myers, Florida)
Mid-Ohio Foodbank – Farm Manager (Grove City, Ohio)
Mid-Ohio Foodbank – Vice President, Development (Grove City, Ohio)
Museum of Contemporary Art – Manager of Media Relations (Chicago, Illinois)
National FFA Organization – Program Manager, Leadership Development Team(Indianapolis, Indiana)
National Reining Horse Association – Member and Show Services Representative (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
National Reining Horse Association – Volunteer Coordinator and Executive Assistant(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
North Dakota FFA Foundation – Executive Director (Bismarck, North Dakota/negotiable)
Ohio State, Athletics – Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Alumni Association – Associate Director, Volunteer Services (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Alumni Association – Program Assistant, OSUAA Board & Council(Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Student Life – Digital Communication Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Port of New Orleans – Public Information Director (New Orleans, Louisiana)
State of Ohio, Medicaid – Marketing and Support Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Expo Commission – Layout Design Artist (Columbus, Ohio)
State of Ohio, Supreme Court – Multi-Media Reporter/Producer (Columbus, Ohio)
State of Utah, Agriculture and Food – Watershed Coordinator (Utah County, Utah)
Taste of Home Brands – Layout Designer (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
tcg – Production Artist (Columbus, Ohio)
tcg – Creative Director (Columbus, Ohio)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Crop Sciences – Visiting Social Media, Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
North Carolina Ag Ed Openings

Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye 
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ACEL Faculty & Staff Celebrate the holidays

Faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership came together to celebrate the end of Autumn Semester and the upcoming holidays.

During the event, many sported their favorite Christmas attire and enjoyed fellowship, food and many laughs!

Department faculty, staff and graduate students celebrate the end of a semester and the holidays!

Department faculty, staff and graduate students celebrate the end of a semester and the holidays!


Dr. Specht and Dr. Kitchel both arrived in their favorite Christmas sweaters - Star Wars!

Dr. Specht and Dr. Kitchel both arrived in their favorite Christmas sweaters – Star Wars!

We wish our students a relaxing winter break and can’t wait to see you when you return to campus in January!