1. Ohio State ACT Wins National Chapter of the Year

    Aug 12, 2014

    The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) chapter at The Ohio State University was presented with several national awards during the Ag Media Summit held in Indianapolis, July 26-30, 2014.

    The chapter was presented with the National ACT Chapter of the Year for the 2013-2014 academic year. Ohio State also won the award in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

  2. Alumni Board to Host Fall Event

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Alumni Board for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership will host an alumni tailgate and chili cookoff on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium from 3-5pm.

    Judging will take place at 3pm, so all entries should arrive at 2:30pm. Each winner will receive a trophy and his or her name on a plaque in the ACEL office.

    All alumni of and current students in the Department are encouraged to attend.

  3. Williams to complete internship with American Dairy Association Mideast

    Jul 11, 2014

    Erin Williams, of McConnelsville, will complete an internship this summer with American Dairy Association Mideast in Columbus, Ohio.

    During the internship, Williams will use her communication skills to serve as an advocate of dairy. She will write news releases, create social media content and design printed and electronic materials for the organization. Williams will also coordinate events and activities for the Association for the Ohio State Fair, including the butter cow display.

  4. Bennett to complete internship with Beck’s Hybrids

    Jul 11, 2014

    Meghan Bennett, of Houston, will complete a marketing internship this summer with Beck’s Hybrids in Atlanta, Indiana.

    During the internship, Bennett will develop press releases, coordinate media events, write in Beck’s monthly newsletter, create social media posts, gather product testimonials and create copy for advertising materials. She will also be challenged to write a weekly blog post on the Beck’s Blog regarding her internship experience.

  5. Spitznagel to complete internship with Ohio State Rec Sports

    Jul 11, 2014

    Blake Spitznagel, of Mt. Orab, will complete a graphic design internship with Ohio State’s Office of Student Life Recreational Sports this summer.

  6. Gress to complete internship with Ohio Department of Agriculture

    Jul 8, 2014

    ­Eileen  Gress, of Shreve, Ohio, will complete an internship this summer with the Ohio Department of Agriculture Communications Office in Columbus, Ohio.

    Gress will be working on a variety of graphic design projects, including infographics for social media use and designing materials for the Ohio State Fair and Farm Science Review. She will also be responsible for generating content for the blog “The Dirt” ( and gain valuable knowledge on media relations and preparing materials to the media.

  7. Honduras: Transformational Partnerships in an Inspirational Land

    Jun 23, 2014

    ACEL faculty and students have embarked on a lasting partnership with the city of Choluteca, Honduras and surrounding communities.  What began with a fact-finding, planning trip by Dr. Jamie Cano and graduate student W. T. Agner in the spring of 2013 has grown over the past year into multiple humanitarian projects, an exceptional study abroad experience, and the promise of more alliances to come.   

  8. On-Line Masters Graduate Profile

    Jun 23, 2014

    The ACEL On-line Master's Program is entering its third year this fall. Here is a profile of one of our first program graduates, Myra Wilson, Director OSU Alber Enterprise Center.

  9. Penhorwood to complete internship with Agri Communicators, Inc.

    Jun 20, 2014

    Joel Penhorwood will complete a summer internship with Agri Communicators, Inc., parent company of Ohio’s Country Journal and The Ohio Ag Net. His time will be split between the two affiliated companies working in both print and radio reporting and production.

    While working for the print side of the company, Penhorwood will write stories on a wide range of topics from production agriculture to FFA and human interests. His stories will be used for both print and web content.

  10. Beck to complete internship with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

    Jun 12, 2014

    Hayley Beck, of Norwalk, will complete an internship this summer with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) in Columbus, Ohio.

    During her internship, Beck will assist OFBF staff with the Land and Living exhibit for the Ohio State Fair by coordinating exhibit design and staff, and coordinate media relations. She will also assist OFBF in development and implementation of a youth agricultural education program to complement the Land and Living exhibit.