ACEL Nutshell – October 9, 2019

*Items in bold are new

October 10-11 – OHIO STATE CLOSED: Autumn Break
October 14 – Autumn Semester, Second Session Begins
October 15 – ACEL 4-H and FFA Photo Shoot, 12-2pm
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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ACEL Nutshell – October 2, 2019

In the News
Meredith Oglesby, agricultural communication student, Oglesby Ohio Agri-Women scholarship recipient, The Times-Gazette
DaVonti’ Haynes, PhD student, Not so #NEW2OSU: Why undergraduate students chose Ohio State for grad school, The Lantern

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

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.

ACEL Photo Shoot for Past (and present!) 4-H and FFA members
The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership is hosting a photo shoot on Tuesday, October 15, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. for ACEL students who are past (or present) 4-H and FFA members. These photos will be used during upcoming social media campaigns to highlight how 4-H and FFA may have played a role in a student’s decision to choose his/her major or Ohio State.

Please follow this link to sign up for a time to have your picture taken: photo shoot sign-up.

Please do your best to arrive on time (or a little before, if possible). We will meet in the lobby of the Agricultural Administration building (beside the coffee shop). All pictures will be outside, weather permitting.

Things to know:

  • Wear your favorite OSU/scarlet and gray attire or attire that fits what you currently do (work in a lab, professional clothes, etc.).
  • FFA members – bring your FFA jacket (Fall Break will give you a chance to bring it back to campus!)
  • 4-H members – we will have clover props for your photos😊

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, October 15!

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

  • October 22
  • November 12

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

  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
Check back next week!
Now Open – College Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year – Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 academic year.You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15, 2020.

The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2020-21 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H.

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
AgriSync – Social Media & Content Intern
Ag Partners – Marketing & Human Resources Internship
Cincinnati Reds – Media Relations Intern Cincinnati Reds
City of Dublin, Ohio – Intern, Communications and Public Information
COTA – Ohio State Marketing Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Public Relations Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Youth and Family Programs Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring School Programs Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Public Programs Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Video Editor Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Marketing Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Events Admin Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Development Intern
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Spring Creative Intern
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – Community Programming Intern
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – PR Intern – Spring 2020
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – Marketing Intern – Spring 2020
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – Events Intern – Spring 2020
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Public Policy Internship
Ohio Grape Industries – Intern
Toledo Walleye – Communications – Game Day-Social Media Intern
Walt Disney Company – Communications & Social Media Undergraduate Internship, Spring 2020Progressive Publishing seeks editorial internship applicants
Agricultural students with journalism or communications training are encouraged to apply for Progressive Publishing’s 2020 editorial internship program. Applications are due Dec. 20, 2019.

Editorial interns will be responsible for writing feature and news articles for one or more of the company’s agricultural magazines, as well as copyediting and photography. The internship may be tailored to those with particular skill sets, including design, web content, social media and marketing. The company’s family of publications includes Progressive DairyProgressive Dairy-CanadaProgressive Cattle and Progressive Forage.

Applicants should maintain a 3.0 or greater GPA in college coursework and have previous writing experience. Students who have completed coursework for their junior or senior year are preferable. Students who will have completed their undergraduate degree by spring 2020 are also encouraged to apply. A dairy or agricultural background is not required, but experience and knowledge of the industry is preferred.

The internship is based at the company’s headquarters in Jerome, Idaho. It is a paid internship, and assistance in locating housing and arranging transportation will be provided. Start and end dates for the internship are flexible to accommodate class schedules and graduation dates. Typical internships last eight to 10 weeks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three references and examples of published work that relates to their field of expertise. Suggested amounts and categories of published works are: five articles, five ad designs or layouts, three marketing campaigns or three designed websites. Materials for class assignments will be accepted if the applicant does not have examples of published work.

Submit materials to Progressive Dairy Editor Emily Gwin by Dec. 20, 2019 at For questions about the internship or application process, email Emily Gwin:

Full-Time Openings
Akron Community Foundation – Marketing Assistant
Big Lots – Senior Graphic Designer
Bob Evans – Art Director/Graphic Designer
Bob Evans – Marketing Communications Manager
Case Western Reserve University – Creative Director
Cincinnati Reds – Social Media Design Coordinator
City of Cleveland Heights – Social Media Coordinator PT
Cleveland Monsters – Game-Day Communications Assistant
Dayton Dragons – Manager of Corporate Partnerships
Delaware Electric Cooperative – Manager of Public Relations & Community Affairs
Downtown Detroit Partnership – Director, Marketing and Communications
Friends of the National Zoo – Education Programs Specialist: Assistant Camp Director
Geben Communication – Account Executive
Hollywood Casino at Toledo – Internal Communications Specialist
Illinois Corn – Communications Manager
Kettering Health Network – Communications Specialist
La Plata Electric Association, Inc – Manager/ VP, Member and Community Relations
Lake County Captains – Manager of Marketing and Social Media
Little Blue NRD – Communications Specialist
Milton Hersey School – PT Educational Program Assistant
National 4-H – Educational Tour Program Assistant
National 4-H – Senior Manager, Public Relations
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Manager, Science Communications
National FFA – Corporate Development Officer
National FFA – State Officer Leadership Programs Facilitators
National Reining Horse Association – Manager of Public Relations and Member Communications
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes – Volunteer Coordinator Nature Center
OdySea Aquarium – Education Manager and Intern Coordinator
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians – Coordinator of Events & Foundation Programs
Ohio Expositions Commission – Public Information Officer
OhioNET – Member Engagement Coordinator
Ohio State, Student Life – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, University Development – Program Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement
Ohio State, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Program Assistant, Communications
Ohio State, Education Abroad – Program Specialist
Ohio State, Student Academic Success – Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Fisher College of Business – Writer
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Program Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Outreach
Ohio State, Schottenstein Center – Program Coord-Special Events
Ohio State, Schottenstein Center – Event Coord Specialist
Ohio State, ACEL – Chair
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County – Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Licking County – Program Assistant
Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority – Director of Communications and Marketing
Poultry Industry Council – Executive Director
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative – Multimedia & Member Accounts Specialist I
Rescue Village – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture – Marketing/Communications/Public Relations Coordinator
University of California, Berkeley – Communications Director
University of Kentucky, Agriculture – Agriculture Communications Specialist Sr
University of Maryland, Agriculture and Natural Resources – Coordinator of Recruitment
USDOT – Visual Communications Specialist
US Fish and Wildlife Service – Visual Information Specialist
US, Homeland Security – Public Affairs Specialist (Social Media Program Management)
Worthington Industries – Communications Specialist
Worthington Presbyterian Church – Communications Specialist

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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