Nov 17, 2016
Amanda Bush, a senior majoring in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University, was elected to serve a one-year term as communications coordinator for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT). This election took place at the 2016 Agricultural Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri.
In her role as communications coordinator, Bush will be responsible for maintaining the National ACT website and social media, as well as assisting the member relations coordinator to promote membership.
Oct 31, 2016
Five ACEL graduate students participated in the annual NAE4-HA Conference earlier this month. The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE-4H) is an organization committed to helping youth development professionals through professional development, networking, and research. More than 1,600 participants were in attendance at this year’s conference hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of the conference this year was “Bayous and Byways: 4-H Navigating the Future” and ACEL graduate students presented posters, presentations, and workshops highlighting this theme.
Sep 19, 2016
Prince Albert II of Monaco recently visited Ohio State to learn about the various efforts being conducted at the university devoted to sustainable development and climate change. Prince Albert II has long championed these causes and established the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2006, which “encourages sustainable and fair management of natural resources and places humankind at the center of its projects.” As part of his visit, Prince Albert II presented a lecture focusing climate change, biodiversity, and access to clean water. Prior
Sep 6, 2016
Ryan Vonderhaar, of Camden, completed an internship this summer with Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum in Carrollton, Ohio.
During the internship, Vonderhaar was responsible for planning and facilitating events that occur for high school students during FFA camps. These events include aquatic activities, high ropes, and tours of an ongoing timber harvest.
Vonderhaar returned to Ohio State in August to continue his degree in agricultural communication. He is the son of Alan and Rachel Vonderhaar and a graduate of Talawanda High School.
Aug 29, 2016
Mallorie Wippel, of Orient, completed an internship this summer with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in Columbus, Ohio.
During the internship, Wippel was responsible to plan and execute an interactive educational exhibit at the Ohio State Fair to teach the general public about agriculture. Wippel facilitated partnerships with various Ohio agricultural commodity groups to provide a wide breadth of knowledgeable experts to engage the public about all aspects of the industry.
Aug 29, 2016
Audrey Hoey, of Chillicothe, completed an internship this summer with ADM Grain in Farmer City, Illinois.
During the internship, Hoey was responsible for buying corn and soybeans from farmers in central Illinois and selling to processors, writing contracts and assisting farmers with their marketing strategies and reaching out to farmers through emails tailored to their farm needs.
Aug 29, 2016
Michaela Price, of Wellington, completed an internship this summer with COBA/Select Sires in Columbus, Ohio.
During the internship, Price was responsible for direct marketing mailing routes, designing advertisements for the Buckeye Hereford magazine and other promotional materials, such as posters and flyers. She also had the opportunity to spend time in the field with coworkers to broaden her knowledge of the dairy industry.
Aug 23, 2016
Katherine Shoup, of Orrville completed an internship this summer with Ohio State ATI in Wooster, Ohio.
During the internship, Shoup was responsible for working with the Ohio State ATI social media accounts to engage with students on the summer reading program, creating a scavenger hunt to help students get to know campus and worked extensively with faculty and staff during new student orientation.
Aug 19, 2016
Faryal Sharif, of Marion, Indiana, will complete an internship this summer with Franklinton Gardens, a non-profit urban farm that grows food for its community.
During her internship, Sharif worked with Franklinton Gardens on all projects related to field and hoophouse production to raise vegetables, herbs, and flowers for markets, including our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, produce stand, and donations to local pantries and soup kitchens.
Aug 19, 2016
Amanda Champa, of Willoughby, completed an internship this summer with Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio.
During the internship, Champa was responsible for assisting in planning and execution of events, event photography for promotional materials. She also had experience working with radio and television media outlets to promote upcoming events.
Champa will return to Ohio State in August to continue her degree in agricultural communication. She is the daughter of Sharon and Mike Champa and a graduate of Lake Catholic High School.