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.

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