ACEL Nutshell – January 25, 2024


February 1 – ACT’s Night for Young Professional, 6pm, Ohio 4-H Center
March 11-15 – Spring Break – no classes, offices open
April 16 – ACEL Banquet, 6pm, Ohio 4-H Center
April 22 – Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester
April 24-30 – Final Examinations
May 5 – Spring Commencement

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Ohio State Leadership Awards
Applications for the 2024 Leadership Awards are open NOW and due on January 29. ! The awards are an opportunity to recognize Ohio State community members for their achievements! You can register yourself and/or nominate other individuals and organizations at! Please visit for award descriptions and reach out to for questions! There are individual awards for students and staff, as well as student organization awards.

CFAES Student Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2024 CFAES Student Awards. The categories of awards include: CFAES Student Awards, CFAES Service to Students Awards, and CFAES Student Organization Awards. Nominations are due February 1, 2024. Learn more and submit a nomination at:

Research Forum Poster Competition
We’re eager to extend an invitation to all graduate students, post-docs, and research staff in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) to participate in the 2024 Annual Research Forum Poster Competition. This is an opportunity to contribute to the vibrant research community at CFAES!

  • Showcase Your Research! This is your opportunity to present your groundbreaking research to a wider audience within the CFAES community and beyond.
  • Networking Opportunities Abound. Connect with fellow researchers, faculty, and industry professionals. Build valuable connections that could shape the future of your research endeavors.
  • Did Somebody Say Cash Prizes? First, second, and third place winners in each graduate and professional category (Master’s students, Doctoral students, Post-doctoral Scholars, and Research Staff) will receive awards of $500, $300, and $150, respectively.

Poster presentations will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Columbus. Winners will be announced at the CFAES Research Forum Awards Ceremony and luncheon on April 11, 2024, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Transportation will be provided from Wooster to Columbus. Questions: Please contact Dr. Pat Whittington ( or Susie Sheller ( about the undergraduate competitions. Questions about the graduate and professional competitions can be directed to Kayla Arnold (

International Agricultural Education Fellowship in Mexico
IAEFP is an opportunity for fellows to create transformative educational experiences for youth. Fellows grow in their leadership, agricultural and professional skills in a new ecological and social context. They will build their cultural and communications competence and expand their vision of how they can be change-makers in this world.
Find more information here.

Register for the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
The Denman Forum provides an opportunity for graduating student researchers to share their research endeavors with the broader community.  This is our only competitive poster forum in which winners are recognized in each category as determined by faculty, staff, and Denman alumni reviewers.  Students will be reviewed on their ability to communicate their research process and results effectively in both their written poster content and accompanying oral presentation.  During the Denman Forum, we celebrate not only the hard work of these students, but also the dedication of their faculty research mentors.
The application will be live beginning at 5am on January 2, 2024. The application will close at 11:59pm on February 4, 2024.
Click here to Apply for the 2024 Denman forum.

Student Organizations

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow:
All meetings are held in Ag Admin 211 at 7:00pm

  • Feb. 1 (NYP) – 4-H Center
  • Feb. 7
  • Feb. 21
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 3 (elections)
  • April 17

Agricultural Education Society 
All meetings are held in Ag Admin 211 at 7:00pm

  • January 24, PJ & Board Game Night
  • February 14, Palentine’s Day Meeting
  • February 28, Professional Development Meeting
  • March 6,  Fun Meeting: Mid-term Study Break
  • March 22-24, Purdue Exchange
  • March 27, Business & Committee Meeting
  • April 10, Professional Development Meeting
  • April 19, Fun Meeting: Senior Day

Education Abroad

FAES Global Education Updates

Graduate Student Information

Texas Tech University – Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communications


Ohio Corn and Wheat
Ohio Soybean Council Foundation
Farm Credit Mid-America Scholars Scholarship
Mid America CropLife Association – Young Leader Scholarship Program 2024
National Corn Growers Association Scholarships
Ohio FFA Foundation Scholarships
Agriculture Education Foundation 
Ohio Agricultural Council Scholarship
Young Leader Scholarship Program 
Truman Scholarship
College Aggies Online scholarship competition
Ohio Pork Council

Internship and Career Opportunities

Internship Openings
American Farm Bureau Federation – Studio Broadcasting Internship
Animal Agriculture Alliance – Part-Time Internship
Bane-Welker Equipment – Sales and Marketing Intern
Chrisensen Farms – Communications Internship – Sleepy Eye, MN
Fairfax City Economic Development – Communications Intern
Headfirst Summer Camps – Intern – Digital Marketing, Blogging, & Social Media, Virginia: 2023-2989
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour – Summer 2024 Internship – Digital Marketing
Kentucky Farm Bureau – Regional Support Intern (Campbellsville) 
Kentucky Farm Bureau – Underwriting Administration Intern
Komstu – Social Media Marketing Intern
Ohio Farm Bureau – State Fair Intern
Penn State – Part-Time Communications/News Intern
Phiregroup – Creative Staegist Intern
Phiregroup – Designer Intern
Sacramento Kings Jobs – Ticket Sales and Services Intern
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative – Marketing & Communications Intern
J Public Relations – PR and Social Media Marketing Internship
United Farmers Cooperative –  Agronomy Sales Internship
University of Louisville Physicians – Intern-Digital Marketing

Are you a college student that has a knack for video creation and photography? Do you have a creative mindset for social media content?Are you looking for a unique opportunity to grow your skills?Farm Science Review needs you!
Apply by sending your resume to

Full-Time Openings
AgHires – Regional Sales Manager
Ag Jobs –   High School Agricultural Science Teacher
American Angus Association – Communications Specialist
Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Marketing Coordinator
Buckner International – Social Media Marketing Strategist
California State University – Full Time Lecturer in Agricultural Education
Cal Poly – Full Time Lecturer in Agricultural Education
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association – Communications Coordinator
Central State University – Land Grant Information Management Specialist
Columbus Crew – Manager, Human Resources
Corgan – Director of Communications
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator
Cosi – Manager of Operational Experiences
Deleware Area Career Center –  Administrative Assistant to Director of Secondary Operations
Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District – Agricultural Programs Specialist
Flying Horse Farms – Non-profit Development Manager
Generation 6 Marketing – Print Project Manager
Guild Holdings Company – Social Media Marketing Specialist
Homage – Marketing Coordinator
Humane Society of Summit County – Volunteer Coordinator
IGT – Global Communications Specialist III
Iowa State University – 4H Youth Development and Extension Program Leader – Adjunct Assistant or Associate Professor
Indianna Farm Bureau Insurance – Customer Service Representative – Bloomfield
Indianna Farm Bureau Insurance – Project Manager
Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio – Director of Development
Kansas State University – Communication and Marketing Specialist
Kansas State University – 4-H Youth Development Agent, Butler County
Kansas State University – 4-H Youth Development, Johnson County
Marriott – Social Media & Marketing Coordinator
MO Electric Cooperatives – Content Creator and Social Media Editor
National FFA – Program Specialist-National Officer Coach
National Young Farmers Coalition – Corporate Engagement Manager
New Mexico State University – CES County Program Assistant
North Dakota Career and Technicall Education – CTE Supervisor – Agricultural Education
Ohio AgriBusiness Association – President and CEO
Ohio Heritage Cooperative –   Custom Applicator
Ohio State ,CFAES – Student Engagement Coordinator
Ohio State – Training & Development Specialist
Ohio State, Extension – Extension Educator, Shelby County
Oklahoma State University – Extension Educator 4H Youth Dev
Penn State University – Agricultural Outreach Specialist, Project Coordinator
Penn State University – Part-Time Web Designer- Agricultural Sciences
Pulse USA – Feed Sales
Purdue University –  Extension Educator – Urban Ag/Horticulture – Allen County
Purdue University –  Extension Educator – Agriculture & Natural Resources – Grant County
Rodale Institute – Markets Coordinator
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science – Communications Specialist -Hybrid
Ross-Hocking Extension Camp Association – Staff Position 
Ross-Hocking Extension Camp Association – 2024 FoodService Staff
South Dakota State University – 4-H Youth Program Advisor (Butte/Lawrence County)
Spotlight Media – Part-Time Remote Digital Advertising Account Manager in the Phoenix Area
State Fair of Texas – Coordinator, Fundraising Events
Stockhands Horses for Healing – Part Time Office / Volunteer Coordinator
Texas Tech University – Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communications
The Greater Nebraska Schools Hiring Consortium –  Agriculture Teacher, Grades 7-12
Tiny Mighty Communications – Account Manager – PR and Corporate Communications
University of Kentucky – Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development– Pike County
University of Kentucky – Production/Marketing Coordinator
University of Georgia – Director of Communications
University of Georgia – Public Relations Specialist
University of Minnesota – Assistant Professor – Extension
University of North Flordia – OPS Social Media/Marketing Assistant, Continuing Education
University of South Florida – Communications and Marketing Officer
U.S Department of Agriculture – USFS Western Wildland Environmental Threat Communications Fellowship

Research Opportunities
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Graduate School Opportunities
Auburn University
California State – Chico
Cal Poly
Clemson University
Kansas State University
Louisiana State University
NC State University
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University
Purdue University
Texas A&M University
The Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
University of Georgia
University of Florida
University of Idaho 
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Virginia Tech

Service Opportunities
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