Congratulations to Lauren Stohlmann, a recent graduate of our master’s degree program in agricultural and extension education, who has been hired as the Cass County, Nebraska 4-H and Youth Educator. Stohlmann is a native and former 4-H member of Cass County and will be responsible for teaching local youth about agriculture, science and nature.
Congratulations to 2019 agricultural communication graduate Josie Vanco who recently began a position with Farm Credit Mid-America as a closing specialist in Albany, Ohio.
Josie will also continue her livestock marketing and photography business by serving as a subcontractor to photograph livestock shoes and rodeos throughout the United States.
Best of luck Josie!
#ACELatOSU #CFAES #AgComm
Congratulations to 2019 agrsicience education graduate Micah Mensing, who recently began a position with Farm Credit Mid-America as an account specialist in Sugarcreek, Ohio.
Micah will be working with growers to secure the futures of rural communities and agriculture
Best of luck Micah!
Kelly Wilson, a PhD student studying agricultural and extension education was named a 2018 Presidential Fellow by The Ohio State University Graduate School.
The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project.
Congratulations to 2019 agrsicience education graduate Kayla Walls, who will be continuing her education this fall at Iowa State University.
Kayla will be pursuing a master’s degree in industrial and agricultural technology, which is part of the Iowa State Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering department.
Best of luck Kayla! We can’t wait to see you succeed in graduate school and beyond!
Congratulations to 2019 agriscience education alum Abby Motter, who was recently hired as an agricultural educator with Fort Frye Local School District.
We look forward to watching you succeed in your career as an agricultural educator!
Dr. Scott Scheer, along with coauthors Jacqueline M. Nolting (ACEL PhD alum) and Andrew S. Bowman, published an article in the research journal Zoonoses titled, “Perceptions and attitudes of swine exhibitors towards recommendations for reducing zoonotic transmission of influenza A viruses.” According to the abstract for the study, “Although significant efforts have been made to increase signage at swine exhibitions (warning of risks associated with eating/drinking in animal areas), a majority of respondents report eating/drinking in the barn and are unwilling to change their behaviours. This study provides evidence that developing and disseminating static recommendations to reduce zoonotic disease transmission is not enough to change human behaviour to prevent future variant IAV infections associated with swine exhibitions.”
Nolting, J. M., Scheer, S. D., & Bowman, A. S. (2019). Perceptions and attitudes of swine exhibitors towards recommendations for reducing zoonotic transmission of influenza A viruses. Zoonoses, 41, 1-5. DOI: 10.1111/zph.12574
For more information, see: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/zph.12574
Congratulations to Samantha Kline, a 2019 agrsicience education graduate, on her new position as an agricultural educator with Clear Fork Valley Local School District where she will be instructing middle school students.
We are proud of you and can’t wait to watch you excel in your new career as an agricultural educator!
Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair of our department, was recognized today at the American Association for Agricultural Education annual conference with AAAE Fellow Award.
The Fellow award is “to recognize those members of the association who have made exceptional contributions to and impacts on the profession and AAAE.”
Dr. Kitchel was one of three recipients for 2019. Dr. Mike Retallick of Iowa State University and Dr. Travis Park of North Carolina State University were the other recipients.
Congratulations Dr. Kitchel!
Congratulations to Lexie Nunes, a 2019 agricultural communication graduate, on her new position with STgenetics as the dairy marketing representative in Navasota, Texas.
In her new position, Lexie will be responsible for driving brand awareness through social and traditional media and consumer events.
We are proud of you Lexie and can’t wait to see you excel in your new career!