Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership is home to more than 300 undergraduate and graduates students who are preparing to become communicators, educators and leaders in our communities through academics, research, extension and outreach.

ACEL stands in support and solidarity with our students, staff, and faculty in the black, indigenous, and people of color community (BIPOC). ACEL can and must be part of the solution to ensure that black lives matter and to help create a society free of injustices and racial disparities. Read the full statement here.


  • This past Sunday, Ohio State held it's 426th Commencement Ceremony (and third virtual ceremony). 

    Our department had eight undergraduate students and six graduate students complete their degrees at the end of Autumn Semester 2020.

    Undergraduate students include:

  • Congratulations to Dr. Joy Rumble, assistant professor of agricultural communication, for being named the recipient of the Ohio State ATI Outstanding Advisor award.

  • Nicole McMullen, a junior studying agriscience education, earned the top award in the interview contest during the virtual Region V Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Cluster.