Sanders joins Arkansas Department of Agriculture staff

Sanders, 2021

Join us in congratulating recent alum Abby Sanders ’20, who is now a public information coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

Sanders completed a master of science in agricultural communication, education and leadership in December 2020.
Congratulations Abby!

ACEL Nutshell – October 30, 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
Check back next week!

On our Blog
ACEL Nutshell – October 23, 2019
Industry E-Clips – October 25, 2019

In the News
Olivia Pflaumer, agriscience education student, Wisconsin teen vies for 2019 American Star in AgrisciencWisconsin State Farmer
Olivia Pflaumer, agriscience education student, FFA member develops multiple science projectsAgriNews

Follow us on Social Media
We’re active on social media! Follow the accounts listed below:
Undergraduate Program
Manager Accounts
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
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
University of Kentucky, Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education/Community and Leadership Development
Attached you will find the full position announcement that can also be obtained, and applied for, at

The individual hired will join a team of agricultural and community educators with a division of effort that supports the development of agricultural educators at the graduate and undergraduate level, through instruction (55%); the creation of a nationally recognized research agenda (40%); and active service (5%) to the department. Applicants should have an interest in collaboration (through research or instruction) that supports the linkages between agricultural education, and other subject areas in the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

Applicants that are considered for candidacy will demonstrate evidence of an established publication record; interests in diversity and inclusion; teaching experience in higher education; effective written communication, a compelling (complimentary to the department needs) research agenda; and professional experience in industry.

Walt Disney Company
Graduate Intern, Corporate Brand Management

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.

National Corn Growers Association Scholarship Opportunity
The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate students at an accredited college or university. The five scholarship winners and their parent/guardian will be announced at NCGA’s annual tradeshow and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 26 – February 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at must be submitted by December 1, 2019. The online application is available here:

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

Costa Rica – Service Learning (March 6-15, 2020)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

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
ACE Hardware –  Corporate Communications Intern
Audubon Nature Institute – Public Relations Intern
Audubon Nature Institute – Marketing (Events) Intern
Boeing – Internship Program (Paid) Summer 2020 – Communications
Dayton Dragons –  Graphic Design Intern
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products – Internal Communications Intern
Hasbro – Graphic Design Co-op (Spring 2020)
Hasbro – Brand Publicity Intern (Spring 2020)
National 4-H – Citizenship Washington Focus Program Assistants
New Jersey Jackals – Video Production Intern
Nissan Motor Corp – Corporate Communications 2020 Summer Intern
Ohio FFA – FFA Fashion Place Internship
Ohio Pork Producers Council – Communication Intern
Radio Flyer – Communications Intern – Summer 2020
Radio Flyer – Visual Communications Design Intern – Summer 2020
State of Ohio, Rehabilitation and Correction – Communication Intern
Sussex County Miners – Broadcasting & Media Relations Intern
Walt Disney Company – Community Engagement Intern (CA), Social Responsibility
Walt Disney Company – Communications & Social Media Undergraduate Internship
Walt Disney Imagineering – WDI Communications Internship
Washington Redskins – Marketing Platforms Internship
Wisconsin Rapid Rafters – Graphic Design & Video Board Production Internship
Wisconsin Rapid Rafters – Team Photography Internship

Full-Time Openings
American Licorice – Social Media Specialist
American Soybean Association – State Policy Communications Coordinator 
American Soybean Association – Project Coordinator-Industry Relations  
Baldwin Wallace University – Digital Content Creator
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County –  Marketing & Fund Development
California Extension – 4-H STEM Academic Coordinator
Camp Boggy Creek –  Community Events Manager
Canton Symphony Orchestra –  Development Director
Cincinnati youth Collaborative –  Director of Development
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra –  Director of Advancement & Engagement
College of Coastal Georgia – Digital Media Specialist
Colorado Mammoth – Public Relations Coordinator, Colorado Mammoth
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory – Education Coordinator
Dairy MAX – Manager of Business Development Communications
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Promotions Manager
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Charitable Director
Farm Credit Mid-America –  Relationship Manager
Hyde Park Multi-Service Center for Older Adults –  Development and Communications Director
IUPUI – Communications Coordinator
Kansas State University – Marketing Project Coordinator
Mars – Social Media Content Creator
Mars – Social Media Strategist
Mars – Social Media Content Creator
Montana State University Extension – 4-H Specialist, ANR
Naples Zoo – Informal Education
National 4-H – Senior Manager, Public Relations
National 4-H – Sponsorship Manager
National 4-H – Resource Development Coordinator
National 4-H – Merchandise Manager
National 4-H – Executive Assistant, Marketing and Brand
National Kidney Foundation –  Development Manager (Non-Profit)
National Reining Hourse Association – Manager of Public Relations and Communications  
National Veterans Memorial and Museum –  Special Events Manager
Ohio Farm Bureau –  Director of Development, Foundation
Ohio Wesleyan University –  Director of Annual Giving
Peaceful Fruits –  Marketing Director
Purdue University Northwest – Communications Manager, Marketing and Communications
Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio –  Communications and Development Coordinator
Select Sires – Communications Specialist
St. Francis College – Social Media Manager
SUNY Oswego – Marketing Content Creator
University of California, Irvine – Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator
University of Kentucky – Production/Marketing Coordinator
University of Northern Iowa – Graphic Designer
Vermont Technical College – Communications Coordinator

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

Check back next week!
If you have information or announcements for ACEL Weekly Update, please email wickham.24@osu.eduACEL Weekly Update is published every Wednesday; deadline for content is Monday at noon.

All past editions can be found  at

Twitter Twitter
Facebook Facebook
Instagram Instagram
Website Website

Vanco hired as closing specialist

Congratulations to 2019 agricultural communication graduate Josie Vanco who recently began a position with Farm Credit Mid-America as a closing specialist in Albany, Ohio.

Josie will also continue her livestock marketing and photography business by serving as a subcontractor to photograph livestock shoes and rodeos throughout the United States.

Best of luck Josie!



Nunes hired as dairy marketing representative

Congratulations to Lexie Nunes, a 2019 agricultural communication graduate, on her new position with STgenetics as the dairy marketing representative in Navasota, Texas.

In her new position, Lexie will be responsible for driving brand awareness through social and traditional media and consumer events.

We are proud of you Lexie and can’t wait to see you excel in your new career!