ACEL Nutshell – August 28, 2019

August 29 – Back to School Bash, 5:30pm, West Campus Athletic Fields
September 2 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Labor Day
September 4 – ACEL Portrait Day, 11:30-1pm, ACEL Hub
September 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 4 – JM Smucker Company Networking Night, 5-7pm, Blackwell Ballroom
September 10 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
September 11 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
September 17-18 – Ohio State Career and Internship Fair, Ohio Union
September 17-19 – Farm Science Review
September 19 – National Teach Ag Day
September 24 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 2 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 4 – Ohio State Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 8 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 10-11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Autumn Break
October 14 – Autumn Semester, Second Session Begins
October 16 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 22 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
October 30-  November 2 – National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
November 6 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 7-10 – AFA Leaders Conference, Kansas City
November 11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Veterans Day
November 12 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting
November 20 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
November 28-29 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Thanksgiving Break
December 4 – Last day of Autumn Semester
December 4 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
December 5 – Reading Day
December 6, 9-12 – Finals Week
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ACEL Nutshell – August 21, 2019

In the News
Cora Carter ’18 MS, alum, Making connections: New extension educator focuses on new technology, emerging crops, The Republic
John Streicher ’14 MS, alum, In ‘Stretch,’ Mike Vrabel and Titans have a Keyser Soze ‘who’s always got something’
Chris Henney ’98, alum, OABA seeking emerging leaders for eighth LAUNCH class, Ohio’s Country Journal

ACEL Portrait Day
Visit the ACEL Hub on Wednesday, September 4 between 11:45am-1pm for a free professional headshot. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend. Photos will just take a few moments and will be shared within one week. (ASE students enrolled in the Block will have a group photo taken at 11:30am.)

Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee
Want to have an integral part in planning and promoting CFAES’ Sesquicentennial? Apply for the Sesquicentennial Planning and Engagement Committee (SPEC for short)!

We are looking for students across all departments and schools within CFAES to support the sesquicentennial planning committee by helping plan, lead, promote and engage in sesquicentennial events and promotions from autumn 2019 – autumn 2020. Deadline to apply is September 13, 2019 at

This opportunity would provide many advantages including:

  • Great work experience and resume builder
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Network with peers, college leadership and external partners

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Autumn 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 this form and email it to Katie Share Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

AFA Applications Open – Deadlines Approaching
The future demands that America’s agricultural workforce be talented individuals with strong credentials in education, leadership and work experience.  Agriculture Future of America (AFA) is committed to helping students who are passionate about agriculture develop their talent and the AFA Leaders Conference assists students in developing personal and professional skills necessary for lifelong success.

Applications are now open for the 2019 AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City, Missouri November 7-10!  Each year the experience builds on the next to help you develop the skills you need for career success.  Applications for tracks 1-3 are due September 16, 2019.  The application as well as more information about the conference can be found here on the AFA website.

If you have any questions, contact Amy Jo Baughman at or Dr. Pat Whittington at

2019 University Career and Internship Fair
Update your resumes and dress to impress for Ohio State’s university-wide Career and Internship Fair Sept. 17-18 at the Ohio Union. The fair features some of the nation’s top employers and is open to students across all majors, campuses, graduate programs and degree levels. Students can take advantage of preparatory workshops before the fair, as well as have a professional headshot taken on the day of the fair. Brought to you by Buckeye Careers and the Office of Student Life. For more information visit here.

J.M. Smucker Company Networking Night
Meet professionals from The J.M. Smucker Company for a night of networking and to learn more about the company and the exciting internship opportunities available. (Heavy appetizers will be provided)

The Blackwell Ballroom on September 4 from 5-7pm. RSVP by September 2 at To learn more visit or email Emma Rohe at

Plant Drop 2019 – Free Plants for OSU Students
Chadwick Arboretum and Collegiate Plant Initiative have teamed up to provide a free plant to Ohio State students. This year the plant is Proven Winner® Lemon Coral® Sedum, the 2019 annual plant of the year. Proven Winners is arranging the donation and Four Star Greenhouse is growing and delivering the plants to Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens. Stop by the OSU Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens in the turnaround in front of Howlett Hall on Wednesday, September 25 starting at 1p.m. Open until all plants are distributed

Report your Internship
If you’re completing an internship – for credit or not for credit – you are asked to complete the linked form to share your internship with the CFAES Office of Career Development. Complete this form.Follow us on Social Media
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Agricultural Education Society will meet on the following dates in Room 211 of Agricultural Administration at 7pm.

  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will meet on the following dates in Room 211 of Agricultural Administration at 6pm.

  • September 4
  • September 11
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
Mississippi State Faculty Position
The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University is pleased to announce a 12-month, tenure track assistant, associate, or full professor position in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications. The primary responsibilities include serving as associate director of and instructor in the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program, providing inservice education to Extension agents and specialists in volunteer development, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising students, and establishing an active and focused research program.For more details and to apply visit  Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Iowa State Faculty Position
We have an excellent opportunity for the right person.  We seek an individual with expertise in agricultural education, education studies and experience in agricultural leadership.  This is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities for teaching/advising, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant will provide leadership and instruction for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) Learning and Leadership Sciences (LLS) Minor in collaboration with other faculty members in AgEdS, Agron and other departments CALS, as well as personnel in the Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will lead faculty development efforts associated with Project LEA/RN focused on improving instructional practice among faculty members and learning outcomes for students across ISU.  He/she will develop an applied research program to complement these areas and address application of learning theory in college classrooms.

This is a renewable term (3 year) faculty position and is titled – Assistant Teaching Professor.

For additional information, visit For consideration, please submit an application before September 22, 2019 using the previous URL.  Tentative start date is January 1.

List of scholarships from Farm and Dairy. (link corrected!)
Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning (March 2020)
On this education abroad program during spring break, students develop cultural awareness and problem solving skills while conducting sustainable service leaning projects in conjunction with EARTH University’s rural development programs.

Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment (May 2020)
This May program has students exploring the relationship between humans and their natural systems through the lens of environmental sustainability; all while traveling through stunning parks, forests and coastlines.

  • Info Sessions:
    • Thursday, October 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Kottman Hall 333
    • Tuesday, October 23, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Mendenhall Lab 125
    • Wednesday, November 7, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Scott Lab E0125
  • Program Information

Czech Republic: Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU (May – June 2020)
In this education abroad program, students explore the dramatic history, study the developmental and economic change, and learn about the agricultural policy and natural resources of the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and free time.

Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (May 2020)
This course is designed to give students a different perspective on agriculture and other economic sectors that influence food, fiber, and fuel. Students will also have the opportunity to explore culture outside of the classroom and view, first-hand, food and production based on varying available natural resources, socioeconomic status and needs of the region and/or country.

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare (Two Sections: May – June, 2020)
This May program takes students on a safari through parks and refuges where they study wild animal behavior and welfare by observing animals in their native habitat.

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit

Europe: Equestrian Studies – Animal Science (March 6-15, 2020)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

  • Info Sessions:
    • Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Animal Science 202
    • Info Session: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Ag Admin 247
  • Program Information
Internship Openings
Columbus Zoo – Research and Evaluation Internship
Feeding Children Everywhere – Communications Nonprofit Internship
Feeding Children Everywhere – Social Media Nonprofit Internship
Fuyao Glass America – Fall Communications/Media Intern
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure – Graphic Design Intern
National Swine Registry – Events and Education Internship
National Swine Registry – Marketing and Communications Internship
Northeast Ohio Weddings – Magazine writing intern
Penn State University – 4-H Urban Agriculture Intern
Satellite Group – Graphic Design Intern
Select Sires – Corporate Communications Internship (Summer 2020)
Select Sires – Dairy-Sire Marketing Summer Internship (Summer 2020)
Smithsonian National Museum of American History – Graphic Design Internship (must log in to Handshake)
The Dairy Alliance – Communication Intern
The Ohio Society of CPA’s – Communications Intern
The Walt Disney Company – Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment – Conservation Education Presenter Internship- Spring 2020Full-Time Openings
American Farmland Trust – California Communications and Outreach Manager
American Hereford Association – Production Assistant
Bend – Graphic Designer (must log in to Handshake)
Catholic Social Services – Grant Writer
Certified Angus Beef – Brand Manager
Colorado State University – Manager of Strategic Communications
Colorado State University – Visual Designer
Cornell University Extension, Madison County – Ag Program Coordinator
Cornell University Extension, Jefferson County – Assistant Coordinator
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services – Site Coordinator, PT
FLM Harvest – Public Relations Specialist
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo – Education Coordinator
Georgia State University – Public Relations Coordinator
Georgia State University – Design Coordinator, Senior
JM Smucker Company – Manager, Design
Kansas State, Extension – Finney County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent
Kellogg Company – Brand Growth Manager
Kenyon College – Graphic Designer
Meredith Corporation – Digital Content Editor – Successful Farming
Morton Arboretum – Public Relations Specialist
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Associate Director, Policy Communications 
National Park Services – Public Affairs Specialist
North Carolina Arboretum – Marketing Content Specialist (Temporary, 20 hours per week)
Ohio State, University Marketing – Email Marketing Specialist
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Program Manager, Writing Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Engineering – Career Counselor
Ohio State, University Development – Marketing Manager, Dev Comm
Ohio State, Microbiology – Graduate Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Academic Advisor 1
Ohio State, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Coordinator-Public Relations
Ohio State, South Centers – Program Assistant
Ohio State, Diversity & Inclusion – Program Coordinator, Young Scholars
OSU Extension, Montgomery County – Program Assistant, ANR
OSU Extension – Director, Learning and Organizational Development
Oklahoma State University – Communications Coordinator
Palos Verdes School Gardens – Outdoor Classroom Educator and Urban Farmer (California)
PCOM – Public Relations/Social Media Specialist (Moultrie, GA)
Purdue Univerity, Forestry and Natural Resources – Communications Coordinator, FNR
Prevent Blindess, Ohio Affiliate – Special Events & Communications Coordinator
Reynolds and Reynolds – Graphic Designer (must log in to Handshake)
Select Sires – Beef Development Manager 
Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries – Director of Advancement 
Smithsonian Institution – Exhibits Specialist (Graphics)
South Dakota State Government, Agriculture – Strategic Communications Officer
The Dairy Alliance – Multimedia Communications Manager
Toledo Blade – Events Marketing Manager
Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. – Education Specialist – Informal Programs
University of Illinois – Departmental Promotions Specialist – Office of Marketing Communications
University of Michigan – Multimedia Designer
University of Missouri – Extension County Engagement Specialist in Community Economic…
University of Nebraska – Recruitment & Communications Specialist, College of Business & Technology
USDA – Public Affairs Specialist
WGTE-TV30 – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Wilbur-Ellis Company – Marketing Specialist (Denver, CO)

List of all agricultural education postings by state

Graduate School Opportunities
Arizona State University
Auburn University
California State – Chico
Cal Poly
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Kansas State University
Louisiana State University
NC State University
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University
Purdue University
Texas A&M University, Commerce
The Ohio State University
Oregon State University
University of Georgia
University of Florida
University of Idaho
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Virginia Tech
University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Volunteer Opportunities

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