ACEL Nutshell – November 7, 2019

*Items in bold are new

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
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ACEL Nutshell – October 30, 2019
Industry E-Clips – November 1, 2019
Mabry awarded American FFA Degree
Caudill awarded American FFA Degree
Elliott awarded American FFA Degree

In the News
Scott Sharp ’92, alum, Kyle Sharp ’95, ’95 MS, alum, Don Sharp, Jr. ’69, ’69 MS, alum, Sharp siblings take on national state with their speaking skillsOhio’s Country Journal
Dr. Brooke Beam ’12, ’14 MS, ’17 PhD, alum, Leadership Highland holds Agriculture DayHighland County Press
Bethany Starlin, agricultural communication student, Ohio FFA state officers busy this week at national conventionOhio’s Country Journal
Joanna Frankeburg, agricultural communication student, National FFA Convention photo highlightsOhio’s Country Journal

CFAES Peer Mentors Application Open
CFAES Peer Mentors invite you to apply to be a mentor in 2019. Gain leadership skills, engage with faculty and staff, welcome new students to campus, and make an impact in the lives of our new students. For more information visit our website follow us on social media @CFAESPeerMentor. The application can be found at Applications are due by January 10, 2020. Contact Sarah Williams ( for more information.

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!

  • January 22 (W) from 11:30am-12:25pm, Agricultural Administration room 250A
  • January 23 (Th) from 5:20-6:15pm, Agricultural Administration room 250A

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.

Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Autumn Semester Schedules Needed!
Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The “Experience OSU for a Day” (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. These students visit CFAES frequently, and we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, we need your new schedule!

EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for 1-2 weekdays each semester. Hosting is very flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Hosts are encouraged to take their shadow(s) to class, the Oval, the Union, a room in Nosker House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). Hosting is open to any CFAES student who has completed at least one semester of classes at the Columbus campus. To sign up, simply fill out this form and email it to Katie Share at Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

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

  • 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
Louisiana State University – MS or PhD Graduate Assistant
We are pleased to announce that the LSU AgCenter Agricultural Communications unit is seeking either a Masters or PhD Graduate Assistant as a part of a recently awarded grant. Please forward the attached position description to any potential candidates. Questions about the assistantship and related duties should be directed to Frankie Gould (, potential students interested in the Agricultural & Extension Education Graduate programs can be directed to me for academically related questions.North Carolina State – graduate assistantships
The NC State Wolfpack is excited to announce 3 graduate assistantships leading to an advanced graduate degree. We are seeking fantastic individuals and effective teachers who want to further their impact on agriculture and agricultural education.

The NC State Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences is seeking candidates for three doctoral-level assistantship positions starting Fall Semester 2020. Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional teaching records, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Positions provide tuition, stipend, and health insurance. All assistantships are anticipated to be three-years of funding and will lead to our new Ph.D.

Interested candidates should have applied and been accepted to the Graduate School at NC State by January 30, 2020. Interested candidates should send a letter of application and a current resume or CV (indicating to which position they are applying) to Desiree Mallon, Graduate Support Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural & Human Sciences at Questions about the AEE Graduate Program, generally, can be directed to Dr. Jackie Bruce, Director of Graduate Programs at

POSITION 1 A teaching assistantship position is available with a focus on technology-delivered instruction. The successful candidate will be teaching a course focused on technology integration in agriculture and agricultural education. The successful candidate will have exceptional computer skills.

POSITION 2 A teaching assistantship position is available with a focus on teacher preparation. The successful candidate will be assisting with and teaching courses in the teacher preparation program.

POSITION 3 A teaching assistantship position is available with a focus on leadership education. The successful candidate will be assisting with and leading courses in the agricultural science program in both fall and spring semesters.
Our faculty are wonderfully supportive and productive. Raleigh is one of the best places in the nation to live and boasts amazing food, arts, and culture. Our department is one of the most diverse and inclusive in the nation. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are growing and offer great opportunities for graduate student development.

We are excited to learn more about you and how we might be part of your future endeavors. If you have an interest in these positions, please feel free to contact me at the numbers below and/or we’d love to visit with you at the NAAE/ACTE/ACTER conference in Anaheim, CA. Please consider joining the Wolfpack!

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.

FAFSA Now Available for Next Year – Start Filling Out Now!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the University Special Scholarships Application and the CFAES Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available.
What you need to do now:
File the FAFSA today at or on the myStudentAid app. The 2020-2021 FAFSA requires income information from your 2018 tax returns. Learn more at

Make it a priority. The 2020-2021 Ohio State priority date for the FAFSA and the University Special Scholarships Application is February 1, 2020. The CFAES Scholarship Application priority date is February 15, 2020.

Ohio Soybean Council offers $44,000 in scholarships
The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is offering $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture. Since 2008, the OSCF scholarship program has awarded over $350,000 in scholarship funds to students studying agriculture or a related field at Ohio colleges or universities.This is the 13th year for the OSCF scholarship program, which was created to encourage undergraduate students to pursue degrees in one of the many academic fields that support the future of the soybean industry including agriculture, business, communication, economics, education, science, and technology, as well as to support ongoing graduate-level research.

2020 Young Leader Scholarship Program
The MACA Young Leader Scholarship Program (MACA YLSP) is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities.  Recipients will benefit from exposure and networking with MACA members for potential job opportunities as well as financial compensation.

Candidates will be top-potential collegiate sophomores or juniors with an educational focus on agriculture.  Candidates must have secured a summer internship (2020) within agriculture, preferably within the crop protection industry.  Additionally, the selected recipient is expected to attend the MACA Annual Meeting September 8-10, 2020 in St. Louis, MO to participate and network with MACA members and to develop a deeper understanding of the crop protection industry. Due January 10, 2020. Apply online at

Applications due November 15
England: Evolution in Darwin’s World and Ours– Entomology, (May 4-16, 2020)Applications due January 15
Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment– ENR (May 6-29, 2020)

  • Information Session: Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Pomerene Hall 150

Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources– ENR (June 10-26, 2020)

  • Information Session: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM, Jennings Hall 140

New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism & Human Impacts on the Environment – ENR (May 6-29, 2020)

  • Information Session: Thursday, November 7, 5:30-6:30 PM, Mendenhall Lab 129

Application due February 1

Questions: E-mail Kelly Newlon(.7) or Ryan Vonderhaar(.15)

Education Abroad Peer Advising Hours
Where: Ag Admin Rm 100, Education Abroad Office
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15-5:00 pm; Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 am-1:20 pm

Looking to go abroad? Already going, but have questions? Come to peer advising hours to talk with other students for advice and help!

Internship Openings
American Hereford Association – Hereford Publication Internship
Bader Rutter – Summer Internship (Milwaukee, WI)
Bader Rutter – Social Media Intern (Milwaukee, WI)
Bader Rutter – Public Relations Intern (Milwaukee, WI)
Bayer –  Science Communication Intern
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens – Informal Education Internship
Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council – Program Specialist (Student Worker Position)
Caldwell Zoo – Conservation Education Internship – Texas
Certified Angus Beef – Intern, Producer Communications 2020-21
Columbus Pics – Photographer (Student Worker Position)
Daily Infographic – Web Content Writer(Student Worker Position)
The Dairy Alliance – Communication Intern
Dairy Farmers of America –  Summer 2020 Farm Services Marketing Intern
Dairy Farmers of America – Communications Intern(East Syracuse, NY)
Dairy Farmers of America – Summer 2020 Sales and Marketing Intern(Medina, Ohio)
Dairy Farmers of America – Summer 2020 Meeting and Events Intern (Kansas City, KS)
Feed and Grain Magazine – Internship
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts –  Communications Coordinator
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship – Texas
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – Community Programming Intern
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission – PR Intern
Greater Columbus Sports Commission – Intern, Greater Columbus Sports Commission Opens in New Window 
Kellogg Company – Marketing Intern for Pringles
Kellogg Company – Intern – Brand Marketing – Summer 2020
Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association – Internship
Lake Humane Society –  Marketing Intern
Land O’Lakes, Inc. – Purina Trade Show and Events Internship
Look East – Communication and Public Relations Internship 
National 4-H – Citizenship Washington Focus/Leadership Washington Focus Program Assistants 
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – Public Policy Internship- Summer 2020
National FFA – 2020 WLC Facilitator
National FFA – State Officer Leadership Programs Facilitators
National Pork Board – Digital Communications Intern 2020
National Pork Board – Communications Intern 2020
National Pork Board – Marketing Intern 2020
State of North Carolina, State Fair – Internship Program
OCG+ – Intern-Fall 2020
Red Angus Association of America – Commercial Marketing Internship
Romax Technology – Marketing Communications Intern
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay –  Communication and Outreach Intern
US Wheat Association –InternshipFull-Time Openings
AgScape – Program Assistant
Alamo Colleges District – Strategic Communications Coordinator
American Angus Association – Angus Media Marketing Coordinator
American Angus Association – Angus Media Print Media Coordinator 
American Farm Bureau – Executive Director, American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
Berkeley Electric Cooperative – MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS
Big Lots! – Mgr, Corporate Philanthropy & Events
Big Lots! – Manager, Social Media Strategy
Bit Lots! – Senior Graphic Designer
Colorado State University – Retail Marketing Coordinator
Columbus Crew – Digital Content Producer
Central Alabama Electric Cooperative – Communications Specialist
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – Education Coordinator
Continental Mills – Junior Graphic Designer
Dairy Farmers of America – Marketing Communication Manager
Dairy Farmers of America – Public Relations Manager
Daniel Stow Botanical Garden – Director of Education 
Delaware Center for Horticulture – Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Delaware Electric Cooperative – Manager of Public Relations & Community Affairs
The Dairy Alliance – Multimedia Communications Manager
Danone North America – Corporate Communications Director
The Farmers Exchange –  Assistant Editor
Farm Bureau Financial Services –  Administrative and Editorial Assistant
George W. Bush Presidential Center – Manager, Communications
Florida Aquarium – Education Supervisor, Scheduling
Horse Illustrated – Advertising Sales Representative 
Howard Community College – Public Relations Coordinator
Johsonville, LLC –  Director of Marketing
Kellogg Company – Communications intern
Kent State University –  Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
Kraft Heinz – Social Media Manager – Frozen
Langston University – Director of School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Communications and Marketing
Longwood Gardens – Director, Volunteer Engagement
Mill Creek MetroParks – Education Manager
The Morton Arboretum – Vice President of Learning and Engagement
The Morton Arboretum – Media Relations Specialist
National 4-H – Annual Fund Manager
National 4-H – Educational Programs Staff Assistant
National 4-H – Executive Assistant, Marketing and Brand
National 4-H – Program Director, Well Connected Communities
National 4-H – Senior Manager, Public Relations
Nestle Purina PetCare Company – Digital Content Production Designer – Contract
Nestle – Content Writer
State of Ohio, Natural Resources – Wildlife Communications Coordinator – 20060029
Ohio Farm Bureau – Organizational Director
Ohio State, FCOB – Communications Specialist
Ohio State, Law – Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Ohio State, University Marketing – Brand Strategy Director
Ohio State, WCA – Director Of Donor Relations
Ohio State, Student Financial Aid – Stdnt Fin Aid & Staff Asst
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative – Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator
OSU Extension, Medina County – Program Assistant
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society – Education Specialist
Perth County Federation of Agriculture – Office Administrator
Prevent Blindness – Regional Community Services Coordinator
SmithFoods – Brand Manager
Southwest Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Media Specialist
Reading Recovery Council of North America – Marketing & Communications Specialist
Reading Recovery Council of North America – Director of Marketing and Communications Reading Recovery of North America
Rich Products – Graphic Designer
University of Arkansas – Content Specialist
Unversity of Houston, Natural Sciences and Math – Communications Coordinator – (STA005366)
USDA – Student Trainee (Agricultural Programs)
USDA – Student Trainee (Administration & Office Support)
Vermont Technical College – Communications Coordinator
VerticalXchange – Producer Relations Coordinator
State of West Virginia, Agriculture –  Multimedia Specialist
Westerville Area Resource Ministry – Director of Development and Communications
Wexner Medical Center – Program Coordinator – Ctr for Cancer Health Equity
Wexner Medical Center – Program Coordinator – Ctr for Cancer Health Equity
Wexner Medical Center – Digital Marketing Consultant – Communications and Marketing
Wexner Medical Center – Director Communications – Health Sciences Administration
World Petroleum Congress Organizing Committee – Graphic Designer
YMCA of Greater Dayton –  Membership Director

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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