1. ACEL grads awarded CFAES alumni awards

    Mar 1, 2019

    Congratulations to four alumni of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at Ohio State.

    Dr. Bob Birkenholz, Dr. Bryan Garton '93 PhD, Chris Henney '98 and Leah Finney Curtis '07 were selected as recipients of alumni awards presented by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Alumni Society.

  2. ACEL students selected to serve as CFAES ambassadors

    Feb 21, 2019

    Five students from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership were recently selected to join the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Ambassador Team. The CFAES Ambassador Team members give prospective families tours of our college campus, serve as liaisons to the Ohio State student body to increase awareness around our college and attend CFAES events as representatives of the college.

  3. ACEL recognizes National FFA Week

    Feb 19, 2019

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) at The Ohio State University recognizes this week, February 16-23, 2019, as National FFA Week. This celebratory week was founded in 1947 and embraces more than 91 years of FFA traditions. Nationwide, nearly 670,000 FFA members will participating in activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.

  4. Eight ACEL alumni finalists for Ohio's Golden Owl Award

    Feb 7, 2019

    Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) has eight alumni as finalists for the Nationwide Golden Owl Award. This award helps shed light on the importance of agricultural education and the tremendous contributions of agricultural educators. 

    In the first year of the award, 10 teachers from Ohio and seven teachers from Iowa were selected as honorees, each receiving a $500 prize and entrance into the final selection stage. Students, faculty and community members nominated the teachers.

  5. ACEL faculty, students and alumni represent Ohio State well at annual symposium

    Feb 5, 2019

    Our department was well represented at the 2019 National Agricultural Communication Symposium this past weekend in Birmingham, Alabama. 

    Ohio State had five paper presentations and one professional development session. Congratulations to our faculty, students and alumni on these achievements listed below.

  6. ACEL students named to CFAES Dean's List

    Jan 10, 2019

    During Autumn Semester 2018, 81 students from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership were named to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Dean's List.

    Congratulations to these students for their outstanding work in the classroom.


  7. Wilson completes internship with Ohio Farm Bureau

    Nov 27, 2018

    Haley Wilson, of New Lexington, completed an internship this past summer with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in Columbus, Ohio.

    During her internship, Wilson served as a lead intern, coordinating Ohio Farm Bureau's Land and Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. This football-field sized interactive display was for visitors of the Fair to learn about the industries of agriculture and natural resources. She also hired, trained and managed a team of 25-30 young people that served as ambassadors throughout the fair and managed social media for the exhibit.

  8. Motter completes internship with Ohio State Fair

    Nov 26, 2018

    Abby Motter, of Ashland, recently completed an internship with the Ohio State Fair as a public relations and marketing intern in Columbus, Ohio.

    During her internship, Motter wrote news releases, contributed to social media content and worked to set up live broadcasts. During the Ohio State Fair, Motter served as the key contact to radio and television stations regarding their promotions and remote broadcasts at the fairgrounds. She participated in crisis Communication training and worked behind the scenes to ensure a successful 2018 Ohio State Fair.

  9. Walls completes internship with Monsanto

    Nov 21, 2018

    Kayla Walls, of Mendon, recently completed an internship with Monsanto as a production research assistant in Farmer City, Illinois.

    During her internship with Monsanto, Walls provided research support for Monsanto Production Research by collecting data on DEKALB corn trial plots. Some of this data included stand counts, tassel visibility and ratings, stalk height and ratings, and silk visibility and ratings. As an intern, she also provided a plethora of support through detasseling, spraying pesticides, and helping with pollination trials.

  10. Mensing completes internship with Farm Credit Mid-America

    Nov 20, 2018

    Micah Mensing, of Oak Harbor, recently completed an internship with Farm Credit Mid-America in Wooster.

    As a crop insurance intern with Farm Credit Mid-America, Mensing researched the tools available and being developed related to precision farming data and crop insurance. In addition to his research project, he shadowed many different roles within the organization and developed an understanding of how Farm Credit Mid-America plays a role in securing the future of rural communities and agriculture.