ACEL Nutshell – October 23, 2019

*Items in bold are new

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
Aglrivolution-  Social Media and Digital Marketing Intern
Certified Angus Beef – Intern, Producer Communications
Chick-fil-A –  2020 Digital Learning Summer Intern
Cleveland Indians –  Intern, Social Media
Dallas Zoo – The Volunteer Management internship
Dallas Zoo – Wild Earth Preschool Internship
Dallas Zoo – Visitor Studies & Program Evaluation Internship
Dallas Zoo – Education Internship
Dallas Zoo – Conservation Engagement Internship
Dallas Zoo – Communications/Marketing Intern
Daytona International Speedway – Public Relations/Digital Marketing Internship (Spring 2020)
Goodheart-Willcox Publisher –  Editor- Auto, Agriculture and Welding
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – Community Programming Intern
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – PR Intern – Spring 2020
Greater Columbus Sports Commission – Intern
Green Bay Boyah – Graphic Design Intern
Houston Dynamo/Dash – 2020 Spring Graphic Design Internship
Illinois Corn Marketing Board –  Communications Intern
Lallemand Animal Nutrition – Marketing Communication Internship
Major League Lacrosse – Graphic Design Intern – Summer 2020
Major League Lacrosse – Graphic Design Intern – Spring 2020
Major League Lacrosse –
Michigan International Speedway – Promotions Team Intern
Morgan Myers – Communication Internship
NASCAR – Broadcasting and Media Productions Internship
NASCAR – Social Media Internship
NASCAR – Public Relations Internship
Riverside Discovery Center – Education-Internship
Select Sires – Communication Specialist
Subaru of America – Corporate Communications Intern
United Soccer League – Graphic Design Internship-Spring 2020

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 Farm Bureau – Program Assistant
American Farm Bureau – Executive Director
Audubon Nature Institute – Louisiana Nature Center Education Programs Manager
Audubon Nature Institute – Aquarium Education Programs Manager
American Soybean Association – Project Coordinator-Industry Relations  
BOMS Greater Dallas – Membership, Marketing & Communications
Chattanooga Zoo – Youth Programs Coordinator
Clemens Food Group –  Communications Specialist
Cornett – Job Posting: Public Relations Account Executive
Crystal Mountain – Director of Public Relations
Daytona International Speedway – Event Marketing Manager
Goodwill Columbus –  Community Integration Specialist
Indiana Farm Bureau – Public Relations Manager – Public Policy
Indiana Motor Speedway – Digital Content Coordinator
Ironman – Digital Graphics Designer
ISM Raceway – Graphic Artist
ISM Raceway – Marketing Coordinator 
Karbon Creative Ltd – Social Media Manager
Lone Star College – University Park. – Executive Director, College Relations
Make-A-Wish –  Development Officer
Michigan State Police – Media Production Specialist
Milton Hershey School – Part-time Educational Program Assistant-Orchard
Motorsport Network –Racing Social Media Manager
Museum of Science – Director, Marketing Communications
Northwest Motorsport, Inc. – Graphic Designer
Ohio Firechiefs Association – Director of Educational Services 
Ohio State, CFAES – Executive Director, Strategic Marketing Integration
Ohio State, CFAES – Program Coordinator
Ohio State, AEDE – Academic Advisor And Staff Ast
Ohio State, Nursing – Academic Program Coordinator
Ohio State, Arts & Sciences – Communications Specialist
Ohio State, University Marketing – Marketing Strategist
Ohio State, Mansfield – Office Associate
Ohio State, Fisher COB – Coordinator-Admissions, Graduate Recruiter
Ohio State, Law – Communication & Marketing Coordinator
State of Oklahoma, Education – Events Coordinator
OSU Extension, Defiance County – Program Assistant
Ontario Plowmen’s Association – Events Coordinator
Polimax Motorsport – Videographer and Social Media Marketing Specialist 
Positive Coaching Alliance – Graphic Design and Social Media Specialist
San Antonio Area Foundation – E-Communications Specialist
Summit Athletic Media – Graphic Designer – College Athletics
Rebuilding Together NE Ohio –  Communications and Development Coordinator
Texas Public Radio – Events Manager
The Salvation Army –  Volunteer & Events Coordinator
The Salvation Army –  Education Coordinator
University of Guelph – Communications and Marketing Manager
USDA –  Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist
Windy City Triumph – Social Media Marketing Lead
WSP –  Communications and Public Involvement Coordinator
Yamaha – Communications 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

Volunteer Opportunities

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