ACEL Nutshell – October 2, 2019

*Items in bold are new

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 Communication group scheduling, 4-6pm, Ag Admin 200 
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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In the News
Julie Becker ’92, alum Select Sires honors employees with 30-plus yearsOhio Farmer
Olivia Pflaumer, agriscience education student, Roundup of FFA news for Sept. 26, 2019Farm and Dairy
Larry Lokai, alum, Buckeyes for a Cornhusker, Urbana Daily Citizen

ACEL Group Scheduling (Columbus campus undergraduates only!)
ACEL is using group scheduling for all our majors to help create a collaborative advising and peer environment. We hope this will help address questions that all students have during scheduling. Individual scheduling will be available to those students who have already attended a group scheduling meeting and still have additional questions and needs. Scheduling and advising are different. Group scheduling does not take away the opportunity for students to meet one-on-one with their faculty advisor about advising and career needs.GROUP SCHEDULING + INDIVIDUAL ADVISING = STUDENT SUCCESS

Agriscience Education: Thursday, October 17, Agriscience Education Group Scheduling (Columbus campus students), 5:30-7:30pm, ACEL Computer Lab (Pizza at 5:15pm)
Agricultural Communication: Wednesday, October 16, 4-6pm, ACEL Suite, 200 Ag Admin
Community Leadership: Tuesday, October 1, 5:45pm, ACEL Suite, 200 Ag Admin (pizza at 5:30pm)

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.

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!

  • 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

Application Process
If you would like to apply to be a College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ambassador, the application will be available on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Click here to learn more about becoming an ambassador.  The application is due on Monday, February 3, 2020.  CFAES Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate students selected to represent the college to prospective students and guests, alumni, and donors.

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice
DART will hold an online info session on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm to discuss careers in community organizing. All OSU students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before August 2020. RSVP at

DART organizations unite congregations to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights
* Police accountability

Starting salary $39,064/year + benefits.

DART organizations are largely made up of low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers, to apply. To apply or learn more about DART, visit Still have questions? Contact or 614-425-5501.

Follow us on Social Media
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Undergraduate Program
Manager Accounts
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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.

  • 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
Penn State University – Assistant Professor, Youth Development and Civic Engagement
This is a nine-month, tenure-track position in Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) with a 75% extension and 25% teaching responsibility. This position will support thestrategic vision for the AEE component in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education related to extension program development.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and official transcripts at Questions can be directed to: Dr. Daniel Perkins, Department of AESE, The Pennsylvania State University at

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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.

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.

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
Alzheimer’s Association – Marketing Communications Intern – Unpaid (Beachwood, Ohio)
Alzheimer’s Association – Marketing & Communications Intern – Unpaid (Hudson, Ohio)
Caterpillar – Corporate Marketing Internship (multiple positions)
Chick-fil-A – Financial Digital Education Summer Intern
Chick-fil-A – Corporate Communications Summer Intern
Chick-fil-A – Marketing In-House Agency Summer Intern
Chick-fil-A – Corporate Social Responsibility (Community Affairs) Summer Intern
CBS – Photography Internship
CBS, Late Show with Stephen Colbert – TV Production Internship
Johnson & Johnson – Design Internship Program
Leadership Oklahoma City – Social Media Intern
Midwest Sports Production – Graphic Design Intern
National Diversity Council – Public Relations and Communications Internship
NBC, Saturday Night Live – Internship
Pixar Animation Studios – Public Relations Intern
United Producers LLC – Communication Intern

Full-Time Openings
Alzheimer’s Association – Education Program Coordinator
Alzheimer’s Association – Education and Community Engagement Manager
Alzheimer’s Association – Media Relations Manager
Art Institute of Chicago – Assistant Director, Communications
Auburn University – Communications and Marketing Specialists
BrandWell Solutions – Graphic Designer
Bright Beginnings – Communications Coordinator
Boiling Point Media – Social Media Coordinator
California State, San Marcos – Digital Media & Graphic Design Specialist
Change Up – Public Relations Director
Chipotle – Senior Art Director
City of New Albany – Public Information Officer
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Communications Assistant
Country Music Hall of Fame – Volunteer Manager
Country Music Hall of Fame – Public Relations Coordinator
Country Music Hall of Fame – Manager of Development Events and Partnerships
Country Music Hall of Fame – Hatch Show Print Education and Tour Guide
Cuyahoga Community College – Coordinator, Content Management
Dayton Downtown Partnership – Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Goodwill of Southern and Central Indiana – Communications Manager
Grand Ole Opry –  Job Title Acquisition Marketing Specialist – Social Media
Grand Ole Opry –  Job Title Producer/ Writer
Grand Ole Opry –  Job Title Videographer
Grand Ole Opry –  Job Title Marketing & Creative Traffic Coordinator
Grand Ole Opry –  Job Title Art Director – Content Development
Grand Ole Opry –  Job Title Email Marketing Manager
iHeart Media, Columbus – Production Assistant
Indiana University – Science Writer
Junior Achievement of Dallas – Marketing and Communication Manager
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland – Marketing and Communication Manager
MidFirst Bank – Digital and Social Media Manager
Oklahoma Zoological Society – Marketing Coordinator
Oregon FFA – Leadership Development Coordinator
Raise Your Hand Texas – Media Relations Associate
Rescue Village – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Shearer’s Foods – Communication Manager
University of Toledo – Art Director
Visit Dallas – Graphic Designer

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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