ACEL Weekly Update – December 6, 2017

Upcoming Events

December 6 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow meeting, 6pm, Ag Admin 205
December 7 – Reading Day Flicks for Free: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
December 9 – Family Fun Day: Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo
December 17 – Autumn Semester Graduating Senior Luncheon, 11:15am, Ag Admin Auditorium

More Ohio Union Activities Board events.

On our website

Check back next week!

On our Blog
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Gary Straquadine, ’87
My American FFA Degree: Taylor Orr
Industry in the News
Alumni Spotlight: Lori Heiby, ’91
My American FFA Degree: Taylor Lutz
Alumni Spotlight: David Little, ’78

ACEL In the News

Matt Hartline, alum, Waterford FFA Members Receive National HonorMorgan County Herald
Ivory W. Lyles, alum, Ivory W. Lyles, University of Nevada Cooperative ExtensionNorthern Nevada Business Weekly
CFAES Peer Mentor Program – Information Sessions
Want to get involved and help your fellow students as they enter CFAES? Join Sarah Williams (.4263) and Justin Bower as they explain the CFAES Peer Mentor program for the coming year. In autumn 2018, we will have the following peer mentor groups: general freshmen, honors, ATI transition, and transfers. All information will also be found online:
January 16, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Ag Admin 108
January 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Kottman Hall 104
Ambassador Info Session
Are you interested in applying to be an Ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)? To learn more about what the CFAES ambassador team is all about, attend an information session, which will be held at 5:20pm on Wednesday, January 24 in room 247 of the Agricultural Administration Building. This is an optional activity to learn more about the application and interview process. We will have current ambassadors in attendance to share what their experiences have been. Feel free to attend if you are considering submitting an application for the ambassador team. We hope to see you there!
Ambassador Applications Available Soon
If you would like to apply to be a College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ambassador, the application will be available on Monday, January 8, 2018. Click here to learn more about becoming an ambassador. The application is due on Friday, February 2, 2018. CFAES Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate students selected to represent the college to prospective students and guests, alumni, and donors.Report Your Job or Internship
Graduates, report your Offers/Plans!
Current students, report your Internships!*
These answers help our office provide prospective and current students with information about job outcomes. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to answer these questions. Your name will not be attached to your outcome when shared in reports.*Reporting your internship through the link above does not enroll you in academic credit for the internship. Please meet with the Internship Coordinator from your department to enroll in internship credit.

I-Corps @ Ohio State Application Opportunity
I-Corps@Ohio is an Ohio statewide program developed to assist faculty, staff, and students(undergrad, grad, & post docs) in validating the market potential of technologies and launching startup companies. I-Corps@Ohio is modeled after the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) successful I-Corps (Innovation Corps) program, which has been proven to increase innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry collaboration.

I will mentor you through the application process and the workshop series next summer.  See the information below. The deadline for submission of the application is January 16, 2018.  We have some time to prepare the brief application.  Just a few questions, submitted online, regarding your technology, your product or service, and market information – which I can help you obtain.  Please contact me (Shauna Brummet or call) soon to discuss your technology and product/service idea.

CFAES has been very successful in winning spots in these cohorts.  Our teams include:

  • Swine Flu Vaccine – Aradhya Gourapura, Santosh Dhakal, Shauna Brummet – 2015 – resulted in technology licensing
  • Guayule Latex (EnergyEne) – Katrina Cornish, Zhenyu Li, Tom Fontana, Shauna Brummet – 2016 – resulted in follow-on funding
  • Encapsulation Nanotechnology – Jon Parquette, Bob Tabita, Sriram Satagopan, Yuan Sun, Bill Timmons, Shauna Brummet – 2016 – resulted in pivot in market and further research development, continued funding
  • Bioproducts – Teddy Ezeji, Chris Okonkwo, Rob Yenne, Shauna Brummet – 2016 – resulted in pivot in market and further research development

Precision Ag Review
Precision Ag Reviews is a project funded by Ohio Soybean Council and GIS Heartland. Currently there is no resource for farmers to compare precision ag equipment other than the salesman’s word. We are a non-profit and a bias third party. The premise is “Farmers Helping Farmers.” Precision Ag Reviews shows comparisons between products and new upcoming products. Check out and create a review in less than 5 minutes to help farmers in your community make informed decisions. By completing a survey, you are entered into a raffle weekly to win a $100 gift card.

National Land-Grant Diversity Conference
The Conference is hosted by five land-grant universities from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. It is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff from Cooperative Extension, research, and academic programs; private and public university representatives; K-12 educators; community outreach leaders; health and social services professionals; employers and supervisors; human resource staff; elected and appointed officials; and all others wanting to expand diversity efforts and increase cultural understanding in their communities and workplaces.For additional information click here.

Collegiate Ohio Agri-Women Information
Collegiate Agri-Women is a soon to be chartered organization that is focused on women’s role in the agricultural industry and their impact on agricultural policy. Collegiate Ohio Agri-Women is directly linked to Ohio Agri-Women a professional and social organization of women in agriculture. Both of these organizations are affiliates of American Agri-Women, a national organization and the largest coalition of women in agriculture. The Collegiate chapter at Ohio State is looking to help college women interested in agriculture network with women currently in the industry. In addition, we are looking to educate our members on agricultural issues, while providing a communication link to the general public and legislators. Collegiate Ohio Agri-Women is also looking to help educate young people in schools and communities nearby.

Meetings will formally begin after winter break; be on the look-out for posters with more information. However, please contact Maddie Bauer (bauer.551) if you are interested in joining the organization’s email list! Follow us on Instagram (@osuagriwomen) and Facebook (OSU Collegiate Ohio Agri-Women as well!

Graduate Student Specific Info

December 8 – OUAB Grad/Professional Student Speeding Dating


CFAES Scholarship Application NOW OPEN!
Any current student wishing to be considered for a college scholarship for 2018-2019 must complete the online college scholarship application between November 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018 in order to be considered. Current students receiving scholarships from CFAES must reapply to be eligible. Selection will be conducted spring semester. Generally, the criteria for these scholarships include a declared major in the college.  Those who are selected to receive a College and/or Department scholarship will be notified via mail in June 2018. Please note we will only notify students who have been selected as a scholarship recipient. More information and application information available here.

Education Abroad

Australia: Sustaining Human Societies and the Environment – ENR (May 7 – June 1, 2018)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018China: Ag. Energy and Environment and Sustainable Buildings: China-US Collaborations – FABE (June 8 – July 1, 2018)
Application Deadline: January 3rd, 2018Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU – AEDE, FAES (May11 – June 9, 2018)
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018India: Sustainable Food Production in an Emerging Economy – FABE – (May – June, 2018)
Application Deadline: January 3rd, 2018New Zealand: Sustaining Human Societies and the Environment – ENR (May 7 – June 1, 2018)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Internship and Job Opportunities

Internship Openings
American Junior Golf Association – Communications Internship (Braselton, GA)
Buckeye Power – Marketing Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
Cargill – Corporate Affairs Intern
Certified Angus Beef – Communication Intern (Wooster, Ohio)
Child Advocacy & Women’s Rights International – Spring Intern (Washington DC)
Cincinnati Zoo – Environmental Education Internship (Cincinnati, Ohio)
City of Farmington – Marketing and Public Relations Intern (Farmington, NM)
City of Long Beach – Transportation Programs Intern (Long Beach, California)
Forage Genetics International – Forage Genetics Marketing Intern
Greater Green Bay Chamber – Graphic Design Intern (Green Bay, WI)
Harper’s Magazine – Editorial Internship (NYC)
Institute for Environmental Health – Marketing Intern (Lake Forest Park, WA)
Institute for Environmental Health – Communications Intern (Lake Forest Park, WA)
Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association – Convention Intern
Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association – Spring Intern
Longwoods Gardens – Marketing and Public Relations Internship (Kennett Square, PA)
Nashville Sounds – Media Relations Internship (Nashville, TN)
Nestle Waters North America – Corporate Affairs Summer Intern (Stamford, CT)
NHRA – Show Internship
NHRA – Marketing and Youth Internship
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Science Education Internship(Pittsburgh, PA)
Power Home Remodeling – Graphic Design Intern (Philadelphia, PA)
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Communications, Social Media, Events Intern(Boston, MA)
The Wonderful Company – Marketing and Communications Intern
Washington Kastles – Photography Internship (Washington DC)
Washington Kastles – Communications Internship (Washington DC)

The Exploration of Modern Farming internship supported through a collaborative grant involving  OSU, Wilmington College, Central State University, Battelle, Grow Next Gen, and Ohio Soybean Council will include a minimum of 40 hours (includes 8 hours of training) during the months of April through September 2018, in which the intern will be expected to educate people of all ages in one-to-one and/or in larger groups at a variety of events. The intern  will be trained on how to educate the public in informal and formal settings including, but not limited to: county or state fairs, ag days for elementary school students, or classroom presentations.

A training is a required and will take place on February 16–17 at FFA Camp Muskingum, beginning at 6 pm on Friday, February 16 and ending at 4 pm on Saturday, February 17. All lodging and food is free to the intern during this training. Mileage is not included.

Intern training will include ‘how to present’ the following activities (minimum):

  • GMOs and how they are engineered
  • biodiesel and its performance
  • NDVI and the principles of light and how they are used to help farmers (flying a paper airplane drone)
  • programming and computational thinking using Makeblock
  • other outreach activities such as: soy ink, soybean seed necklaces, soy bioplastic, etc.
Interested?! Learn more here –>

Full-Time Job Openings
Akron RubberDucks – Promotions Coordinator (Akron, Ohio)
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University – Editor (Jamaica Plain MA)
Big Lots – Sr Graphic Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Catholic Social Services – Marketing Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
City of Chicago – Cultural Affairs Coordinator (Chicago, IL)
Clean Oceans Access – Program Coordinator (Middletown, RI)
Conagra Brands – Assistant Manager of Digital Marketing (Mississauga, Ontario)
Cornell University, Agriculture and Life Sciences – Communications Coordinator(Ithaca, NY)
Descanso Gardens Guild – Volunteer Coordinator (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
Frank Group – Sr. Manager Communications (Chattanooga, TN)
IUPUI – Public Relations Specialist (Indianapolis, Indiana)
IUPUI – Assistant Director, Research Communications
Lions Club – Communication Specialist (Oak Brook, IL)
Lions Club – Senior Designer (Oak Brook, IL)
McCormick & Company – Digital Content Manager (Hunt Valley, MD)
Missouri Botanical Garden – Public Information Specialist (St. Louis, MO)
Monk Botanical Gardens – Educational Coordinator (Wausau, WI)
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA – Director of Marketing (Moonachie, NJ)
Miami University – Communications Specialist (Oxford, Ohio)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Media Relations (Myrtle Beach, SC)
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Associate Director, Science Communications
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Communication Specialist (Loudon, NH)
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Associate Director, Food and Health Communications
New Jersey Devins – Director, Communication (Newark, NJ)
Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio Network – Farm Broadcaster
Ohio Environmental Council – Events Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio Farm Bureau – Marketing & Media Associate (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, CFAES Marketing & Communications – Web Communication Specialist(Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Marketing and Communications Office Assistant(Columbus, Ohio)
Outdoor Sportsman Group – Guns & Ammo, Associate Editor (Peoria, IL)
Outdoor Sportsman Group – Hunting, Digital Editor (Tulsa, OK)
Outdoor Sportsman Group – Game & Fish, Editor (Kennesaw, GA)
Paulsen – Immediate Opening: Art Director
Paulsen – Agri-marketing Account Coordinator
Paulsen – Senior Copywriter
Paulsen – Agri-marketing Account Specialist
Paulsen – Agri-marketing Creative Director
Paulsen – Interactive Designer/Front End Developer
Phipps Conservatory – “Let’s Move Pittsburgh” Program Manager (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tower Hill Botanic Garden – Manager of Youth Education (Boylston, MA)
Trenton Thunder – Community Relations Coordinator (Trenton, NJ)
University of California, Berkeley – Communications and Development Associate
University of California, Agriculture – Community Education Specialist
University of Idaho, Natural Resources – Communications Specialist (Moscow, ID)
Utah State University – Graphic Designer (Logan, UT)
Wexner Medical Center – Social Media Manager (Columbus, Ohio)

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

Extension and Teaching Jobs

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