ACEL Nutshell – September 18, 2019

*Items in bold are new

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

On our Website
ACEL alumni board presents inaugural awards

On our Blog
Ohio State Agriscience Education – Teach Ag Video Contest (VOTE!)
A Day in the UK: Education Abroad in England and Scotland
ACEL Nutshell – September 11, 2019

In the News
John Poulson ’81, ’87 MS, alum, Nominate an ag teach for the Golden Owl AwardOhio Ag Net
Rose Hartschuh ’08 , alum, Hartschuh, Harrison take roles with Ohio Farm Bureau,Advertiser-Tribune

National Teach Ag Day
Thursday, September 19 is National Teach Ag Day, a holiday devoted to the promotion of the agricultural education profession. If you’re an agriscience education major, we encourage you to share on social media why you chose your major and future profession. Use the hashtag #ACELatOSU and #TeachAg.

Vote for Ohio State
Ohio State has submitted an entry in the annual National Teach Ag Day video contest. Each video is 30 seconds long and the winner is chose based on the number of views. Please watch the video below and vote for Ohio State.

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

  • 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.

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.

Career Closet is Back!!!
We are entering Career Expo season. Do you need a set of interview ready clothes, but don’t want to spend any money? Visit the Career Closet this upcoming week.

  • Thursday 9/19 and Friday 9/20 from 8am – 4pm
  • Agricultural Administration Auditorium

You may keep whatever you find or bring it back and let someone else use it for next year. If at any time, you have any professional wear you wish to donate for other students, feel free to bring it to Ag Admin 100.

Student Veteran & Employer Networking Reception on September 18
All students with a military background are encouraged to attend as this is a great opportunity to connect with and meet with numerous hiring organizations across multiple industries.
Currently over 20 employers have registered to attend this event. Many of the employer representatives are veterans themselves and are interested in meeting with student veterans to explore opportunities and support their career search.

  • When: Wednesday, September 18 at 4:00pm
  • Where: Page Hall, Third Floor Library
  • Appetizers and refreshments are provided

Apply to Join Towers Agricultural Honorary
Towers Agricultural Honorary is currently accepting applications for membership for the Autumn 2019 semester. It was founded in 1952 to establish an organization to honor individuals in agricultural fields demonstrating high levels of scholarship, strong leadership skills, and high moral character. Any student in The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who is enrolled in at least their third academic semester, has earned an accumulative point hour ratio of 3.00, and has proven himself/herself outstanding in at least one extracurricular activity is eligible for membership. Throughout the year, Towers’ members are involved in a variety of group activities and events such as our Induction Ceremony, quarterly blood drives, and our Member/Mentor recognition reception.

To apply: fill out application below; complete it and email it to Tara Allen at Contact Tara if you have any questions and/or need more information. Applications are due Friday, October 4, 2019.

CFAES Ambassador Team
Info Sessions 
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 one of the information sessions listed below.  This is an optional activity to learn more about the application and interview process.  We will have current ambassadors in attendance to share their experiences.  We hope to see you there!

  • September 25 (W) from 5:20-6:15pm in Ag Admin room 250A
  • October 22 (Tu) from 10:20-11:15am in Kottman Hall room 116
  • January 22 (W) from 11:30am-12:25pm, Location TBA
  • January 23 (Th) from 5:20-6:15pm, Location TBA

Suicide Prevention Services Hotline Seeking Volunteers
The Suicide Prevention Hotline is available every day to help individuals in our community who are in crisis, having thoughts of suicide, or need a good listener. Volunteers are needed in order to provide this service to the Franklin County community 24/7, 365 days a year.

As a volunteer, you will be trained in communication skills, problem-solving, risk assessment, and crisis intervention. You will also learn about local resources and programs that can help our callers find treatment options, food assistance, and more.

Our next training begins on September 25. To volunteer or for more information, call the Coordinator at 614-299-6600 ext. 2073, the Assistant Coordinator at ext. 2026, or email us at

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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.

  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
Check back next week!
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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:

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Info Sessions:
    • Monday, September 23, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM,  Ag Admin 005
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5:15-6:00 PM, Smith Lab 1180
  • Program Information
  • Previous Experiences

Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment (May 6-29, 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.

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Info Sessions:
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Mendenhall Lab 129
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019,5:30-6:30 PM, Kottman Hall 245
    • Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Pomerene Hall 150
  • Program Information

Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability and Diversity (April 29-May 10, 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, September 16, 2019, 4:00-5:00 PM, Mendenhall Lab 125
    • Monday, September 23, 2019, 2:30-3:30 PM, Hale MLK Jr. Lounge
    • Monday, September 30, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM, Agricultural Administration 246
  • Program Information

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare (April 30-May15, 2020 or May 18-June 3, 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, 4:00-5:00 PM, Animal Science 202
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 4:00-5:00 PM, Agricultural Administration 247
  • Program Information

England: Evolution in Darwin’s World and ours– Entomology (May 5-16, 2020)
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 5, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Jennings Hall 140

For information on CFAES Education Abroad programs please visit

Internship Openings
Dairy Farmers of America – Communications Intern
Dairyland Power Cooperative – Student, Graphic Design/ PrePress
Dallas Zoo – Volunteer Management internship – Spring 2020
Dallas Zoo – Education Internship – Spring 2020
Dallas Zoo – Conservation Campaign Leadership Internship – Spring 2020
Indianapolis Zoo – Volunteer Management Internship
National FFA – 2020 WLC Director 
National FFA – 2020 WLC Education Coordinator
National FFA – 2020 WLC Facilitator
Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council – Management and Operations Program Intern
Riverside Discovery Center – Education Internship-Flexible start date
Zoo Miami – Graphics Internship

OSU Student Farm – 2 student worker positions available
The Ohio State Student Farm was started back in 2017 under the mission of creating a learning, living laboratory dedicated to restorative agriculture, social justice, student research, and growth. Located on Waterman Farms, we grow using organic methods on 4-acres. In our production we have mixed vegetables, an agroforestry plot, cover crops, bees and pollinator habitat, and student growing plots. Each week we hold a market on campus, weekly meetings with the Student Growing Collaborative (Thursday 6-7pm), and weekly workdays (Sunday 10am-12pm).

The positions of Crop Production Co-Lead and Market Coordinator are available. Applications are due Sept. 18. Approximately 6+ hrs/wk – $10/hr. To read more and complete the application, click here.

Full-Time Openings
Big Lots! – Graphic Production Specialist
Big Lots! – Senior Graphic Designer
Bob Evans – Director – Marketing Communications
Bob Evans – Art Director/Graphic Designer
Borden Dairy – Communications Manager
Breyer animal Creations – Social Media Coordinator
Butterball – Brand Manager
CoServ – Communications Specialist
Dairy Farmers of America – Public Relations Manager
Fitzgerald & Co. – Program Administrator
HM Clause – Internal Communications Specialist (Davis, CA)
Kentucky Extension, Jackson County – Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative – CSA Communications Coordinator (Lancaster, PA)
Livestock marketing Association – Communication and Strategic Media Coordinator
Livestock marketing Association – Graphic and Digital Coordinator
Madecasse Chocolate and Vanilla – Director of Public Relations and Digital Media
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association – Communications Manager
State of New Mexico, Dept of Agriculture – Communications Specialist Associate
State of South Dakota – Communications Specialist (Information Supervisor)
State of Wisconsin – Public Information Officer (Sr. and Advanced Level)
Ohio State, Hort & Crop Sciences – Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Hort & Crop Sciences – Greenhouse Coordinator
Ohio State, OH-TECH – Comm & Mrktg Coordinator
Ohio State, Graduate School – Program Coordinator
OSU Extension, Hamilton County – OSUE Program Assistant 1, EFNEP
Perdue Farms – Social Media Specialist
Texas Christina University – Director, Communications
University of Maryland, Ag Law Education Initiative – Coordinator
University of Tennessee, Enrollment Management – Graphic Design & Brand Coordinator
USDA – Public Affairs Specialist
USDA – Communications Specialist
Utah State University – Marketing/Communications Specialist
Virginia Farm Bureau – Communications Projects 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

Volunteer Opportunities

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