ACEL Nutshell – September 11, 2019

*Items in bold are new

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, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
September 25 – CFAES Ambassador Info Session, 5:20-6:15pm, Ag Admin 250A
September 26 – CFAES Career Expo, 2-5pm, Fawcett Center
October 2 – Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Meeting, 6pm, Room 211AA
October 4 – Ohio State Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 8 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
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 17 – Agriscience Education Group Scheduling (Columbus campus students), 5:30-7:30, ACEL Computer Lab
October 22 – Agricultural Education Society Meeting, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
October 22 – CFAES Ambassador Info Session, 10:20-11:15am, Kotmann Hall 116
October 30-  November 2 – National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
November 1 – CFAS Ambassador Applications Open
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, 7pm, Ag Admin 211
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 – September 4, 2019

In the News
Joel Penhorwood ’16, alum, Penhorwood signs off and moooves onOhio’s Country Journal
Joel Penhorwood ’16, alum, Joel Penhorwood Joins Select Sires’ Communications Department, Hoard’s Dairyman
Sarah Noggle ’97, and Eric Richer ’99, alumni, OSU Extension offering Sept. programsFulton County Expositer
Dr. Dee Jepsen ’97 MS, ’06 PhD, faculty, Mental health takes forefront with Ohio programsFarm and Dairy
John Poulson ’81, ’87 MS, alum, Poulson honored with OSU alumni awardFulton County Expositor
Sam Custer ’81, ’84 MS, alum, Family-owned meat producer expandingDayton Daily News
Roy Hoffman ’60, alum, Obituary: Roy HoffmanColumbus Dispatch

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.Academic Affairs: Deadlines & Updates

  • 4th Friday (September 13th) is the last day to:
    • Drop a course without receiving a “W” on your record
    • Drop a course using online registration (for returning students; new freshman/transfer students must contact a College Academic Counselor to drop a course)
    • Register for Audit or Pass/Non-Pass options for a course
    • Submit a Grade Forgiveness Petition form (must already be registered for the repeated course)
  • 10th Friday (October 25th) is the last day to:
    • Drop a course using the Course Permission Form without a petition. Note: Courses dropped will show a “W” on your record.

The deadlines above refer to full-term classes. View the University Registrar’s website for a full detailed list of academic dates and deadlines for all sessions.

The Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes is now viewable in Buckeye Link / Schedule Planner! 
Please be advised that all class offerings are still subject to change. This is a good opportunity to look ahead and form an idea of classes you wish to register for once your enrollment appointment window begins. Note: Spring enrollment appointment dates have not yet been assigned. Call 614-292-6891 or visit Room 100 in the Agricultural Administration Building to schedule an appointment with a CFAES College Academic Counselor.

Career Expo Save-the-Dates
We already have over 150 companies registered for our fall career expos. You don’t want to miss this perfect opportunity to speak with dozens of companies for internships and jobs in one place.

  • 9/25 – Construction Career Expo
  • 9/26 – Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Career Expo

You can see the company list in your Handshake account at and use your OSU and password to login.

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.

OSU to celebrate World Food Day
Join CFAES, University Libraries, and Sustainability Institute, and the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation for a three day series of events to learn about food security and raise awareness about local and sustainable food resources.

  • Food Fair: October 16, 12 – 2 pm, W. 18th Ave. Plaza; Join us for an opportunity to learn about food resources on campus, highlighting local and sustainable food and featuring food demonstrations and student clubs.
  • Food Talks: October 17, 10 am – 2 pm, Thompson Library room 165; Faculty, staff, and students present rapid-fire flash talks on food system research, followed by a keynote address by a local food entrepreneur. Lunch provided. RSVP required.
  • Farm Tours: October 18, 10 am and 2 pm, Waterman Farm; Visit Waterman Farm and see the diversity of Ohio agriculture and learn about the different growing projects. Apple picking and samples of local produce included. RSVP required.
2019 International Photography Competition 
All Ohio State students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2019 International Photography Competition. Submissions are accepted until Oct. 7 and must be the original work of the entrant, of high quality and taken outside of the United States. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Arts and Culture.
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ACT to host Farmers Share
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will host their annual “Farmers Share” event on Friday, October 4 from 2-6pm at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resouces Laboratory.” To register for the event visit: Questions? Contact

Agricultural Education Society will meet on the following dates in Room 211 of Agricultural Administration at 7pm.

  • 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 11
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
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Costa Rica: Sustainable Service Learning (March 7-15, 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. Information sessions:

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.

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Information Sessions:
    • Monday Sept 16 | 4-5:00pm Oval Mendenhall Lab 125
    • Monday Sept 23 | 2:30-3:30pm Hale Hall, MLK Jr. Lounge
    • Monday Sept 30 | 4:30-5:30 Ag Admin 246
  • Program Information

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.

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
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Ag Admin 247
  • Program Information

England: Evolution in Darwin’s World and ours– Entomology 2020 TBA
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources- ENR (June 10-26, 2020)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

  • Information Sessions:
    • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Kottman Hall 245
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Mendenhall Lab 129
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Jennings Hall 140

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit

Internship Openings
Farmacy Fresh LLC – Marketing Intern / Content Creator – Non Paid
Feeding Children Everywhere – Communications Nonprofit Internship
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship
National Swine Registry – Events and Education Internship
National Swine Registry – Marketing and Communications Internship
Ohio Corn and Wheat – Internship
Ohio Magazine – Photography Internship
State of Ohio, Rehabilitation and Correction – Communications College Intern

Full-Time Openings
Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter – Community Engagement Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio – Campaigns Manager
American Society for Nondestructive Testing – Marketing Communications Specialist
Big Cedar Lodge – Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager
Direction Home – Volunteer Coordinator
GrowMark – Exploring Ag Intern
Houston Dynamo – Corporate Communications Coordinator
LSU – Assistant/Associate/Extension Agent (4-H Youth Development)
Mulberry Meadow Farm School – Farm School Teacher
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Manager, Science Communications
Near East Foundation – Communications Associate
New Mexico State University – Communication Specialist,Assc
North Carolina State – Communications Manager
NC State A&T – Director of Agricultural Communications
North Dakota State University – Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ohio State, Social Media – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, Social Media Team – Social Media Planning Coordinator
Ohio State, Social Media Team – Social Media Community Coordinator
Ohio State, Diversity and Inclusion – Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Arts and Sciences – Communications Specialist
Ohio State, Wexner Medical Center – Volunteer Coordinator
OSU Extension, Medina County – Program Assistant
Pajaro Valley Unified School District – Agriculture Teacher
Saddleberk Pork – Marketing Assistant
State of Montana – Public Relations Specialist
State of Ohio, Aging – Volunteer Coordinator
State of Ohio, Treasurer – Communication Assistant
State of Ohio, Treasurer – Deputy Press Secretary
University of Illinois – 4-H Alumni and Constituent Engagement Manager
YWCA Kalamazoo – Community Engagement Program Coordinator
YMCA of Greater Twin Cities – Youth Development Coordinator

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

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