ACEL Nutshell – October 17, 2019

*Items in bold are new

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
Agricultural communication students successful at national critique and contest

On our Blog
News Release: Ohio State students successful at national critique and contest
ACEL Nutshell – October 9, 2019

In the News
Kolt Buchenroth, agricultural communication student, Kenton Grad and OSU Student Successful at National Critique and ContestWKTN
Dr. Cathann Kress, faculty, Former EPA official connected to loosening air pollution regs hired for new Ohio State postColumbus Dispatch
Meredith Oglesby, agricultural communication student, Ohio Agri-Women awards 2019 scholarshipsOhio’s Country Journal
Sydney Snider ’19, alum, Felicity-Franklin Schools grad Sidney Snider honoredThe Clermont Sun
Milan Pozderac, agriscience education student, Ohio State students show Buckeye pride at 107th homecoming paradeNBC4
Cassandra Dietrich ’09, ’16 MS, alum, Extension work far from cookie cutterSidney Daily News

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)

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.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development workshops
The CFAES Office of Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that effective immediately all diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development workshops will be open to CFAES undergraduate students. Previously, workshops were available only to faculty, staff, and graduate students. The Office of Equity and Inclusion feels that this valuable resource should be available to all members of the CFAES community in order to create an inclusive environment where all people are valued and celebrated. Below is the schedule for the remaining fall workshops along with descriptions and registration links. Columbus workshops are held in the Eastman Room, 4-H Center and Wooster workshops in 126 Research Services. Lunch will be provided at all workshops.

November: Men, Women, and Everyone Else: An Exploration of Sex, Gender, and Gender Identity (Register here)
The words “sex” and “gender” are frequently used synonymously, but they actually refer to different, but related, characteristics. What is the difference between the two and what happens when they don’t align? What does it mean to be “transgender”? How do all of these concepts relate to other identities such as sexual and affectional orientations? This workshop will take a deep look into the surprisingly complex world of sex and gender and will culminate in an in-depth discussion of the diversity of trans and non-binary identities. Cap: 30 participants.

Columbus – Thursday, November 7th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Wooster – Friday, November 8th, 1:30-4:30 pm

December: Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias (Register here)
This workshop will explore how identities, beliefs, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of other people in ways that can unconsciously and negatively impact our interactions with them. Participants will learn how to identify and empathetically respond to implicit bias in order to foster a more inclusive environment for everyone. Cap: 30 participants.

Columbus – Thursday, December 5th, 1:30-4:30 pm
Wooster – Friday, December 6th, 1:30-4:30 pm

All workshops are facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion. Please contact him (, or Equity and Inclusion’s Program Assistant, Alicia Baca (

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.

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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.

  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
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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:
    • 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
898 Marketing – Creative Design Internship
Certified Agnus Beef – Intern, Producer Communications
Chick-fil-A –  Position Title 2020 Financial Digital Education Summer Intern
City of Dublin, Ohio – Intern – Communications and Public Information
Dairy Farmers of America – Communications Intern
Fresh Mark – Summer Graphic Design Internship
Fresh Mark – Marketing Events & Promotions Intern
iHeart Radio – Part Time Promotion Assistant
Jordan Advertising – Spring 2020 Internships
Kraft Heinz Company – Internal Communications Intern
Land O’Lakes – Member Relations Intern
National FFA – 2020 WLC Director 
National FFA – 2020 WLC Education Coordinator
National FFA – 2020 WLC Facilitator
National FFA – State Officer Leadership Programs Facilitators
Oklahoma Today – Editorial Intern
Opry Entertainment Group – Internship Program – Summer 2020
Special Olympics Illinois – Coaster Challenge Internship
State of Ohio, Transportation – College Intern – Public Information
Toledo Walleye – Game Day Social Media Intern

Progressive 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:

Agri-Pulse seeks summer 2020 internAgri-Pulse Communications is looking for an intern who is passionate about reporting on farm, food and rural policy issues and serving our growing audience.

The ideal candidate should have experience in writing, editing and broadcasting and possess knowledge of the policy issues we cover. Established contacts with lawmakers and industry sources are a plus.

The communications firm is widely considered the most influential source of farm, food and rural policy news on Capitol Hill.

The right candidate can help us expand our coverage, use a broad array of social media tools and assist with new product development.

This temporary paid internship is based in Washington, D.C. One position is open for the summer of 2019. Start and end dates are flexible, but preferably mid-May through mid-August.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A college major in English, Journalism or related degree;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Knowledge about farm, food and rural policy issues;
  • Excellent grammar skills;
  • Ability to produce video or audio news content;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and other online content management tools;
  • Ability to work well with others.

Please send a cover letter, resume and at least three writing samples before Nov. 15 to Managing Editor Spencer Chase at

Full-Time Openings
American Angus Association – Angus Media Print Media Coordinator 
American Angus Association – Proofreader for Angus Media
American Angus Association – Communications Specialist
American Soybean Association – Project Coordinator-Industry Relations  
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project – Program Coordinator: Growing Minds
Big Lots! – Senior Graphic Designer
Big Lots! – Digital Designer
Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati – Volunteer/Community Outreach Coordinator
Brevard Zoo – Education Program Internships
Chipotle – CRM & Loyalty Marketing Specialist
Chipotle – Brand Activation Manager
Chobani – Designer
City of Edmond – Junior Videographer
City of Whitehall – Community Affairs Manager
Creative Civilization – Public Relations Account Executive
Dairy Farmers of America – Marketing Communication Manager
Dairy Farmers of America – Public Relations Manager
Direction Home – Volunteer Coordinator
Easter Seals – LTC Ombudsman Volunteer Coordinator
Envision LLC – Graphic Designer
Great Lakes Publishing – Cleveland Magazine Art Director
Hal Smith Restaruants – Graphic Designer
Hatch Show Print – Hatch Show Print Tours and Programs Manager
Hospice of Miami Valley – Volunteer Coordinator
International Friendships – Communications Coordinator
The Judge Group – Graphic Designer
Lamar University – Instructor, Video Production & Multimedia/Digital Storytelling
Langston University – Director of School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Communications and Marketing
National 4-H – Education Programs Staff Assistant
National 4-H – Senior Manager, Public Relations
New Mexico State, Department of Agriculture – Communications Specialist Associate
Ohio Farm Bureau – Director of Development
Ohio State, Blackwell – Convention Services Lead
Ohio State, Law – Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Ohio State, University Marketing – Marketing Strategist
Ohio State, Mansfield – Office Associate
Ohio State, Dentistry – Admissions Couns And Staff Ast
Ohio State, ASC – Communications Specialist
Ohio State, Athletics – Coord-Campus Events & Activities
Ohio State, Business – Academic Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Business – Coordinator-Admissions
Ohio State, Law – Comm & Mrktg Coordinator, Social Media
Ohio State, Student Life – Graphic Designer
Ohio State, University Development – Program Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement
Ohio State, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Program Assistant
Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation – Marketing Manager
Oklahoma City Community College – Public Relations Specialist
Oklahoma State, Museum of Art – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Ohio University – Recycling and Zero Waste Coordinator
OSU Extension, Greene County – Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Auglaize County – Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County – Program Assistant
OSU Extension, Defiance County – Program Assistant
Ohio State, Nursing – Editor
Ohio State, CFAES – Program Coordinator, Prospective Students
Ohio State, Institutional Equity – Director, Education and Engagement
Ohio State, University Marketing – Brand Strategy Director
Pillen Family Farms –              Ag Communications Specialist
Public Strategies – Marketing Strategist
San Antonio Area Foundation – E-Communications Specialist
SEA LIFE Kansas City – Education Specialist (Supervisor)
Smithfield Foods – Associate Graphics Manager
State of Michigan, Labor and Economic Opportunity – Communications and Community Outreach Manager
State of Ohio, Workers’ Compensation – Electronic Design Specialist
State of Ohio, Ohio Expo Commission – Public Information Officer 1
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens – Curator of Education
University of Arizona –  Administrative Associate, CALS Marketing & Branding
University of Florida – Science Communicator
Virginia Zoo – Education Programs Assistant
Women helping Women – Volunteer Coordinator

Director of Communications and Ohio Cattleman Managing Editor – The position is responsible for all OCA internal and external communications. Internal communications includes production of the Ohio Cattleman magazine, member e-newsletters and graphic design work for association programs.  External communications includes distribution of press releases, regular updating of association websites, and management of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts.  Similar communications functions also required for the Ohio Beef Council. Position requires excellent writing skills and publication layout and design skills including a high proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Cattle industry background is preferred.

For a complete position description and more information, visit the About Us tab under position openings at, or contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or email To apply, mail a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director, Ohio Beef Council, 10600 U.S. Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

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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