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  1. ACEL alumni named finalists for Ohio’s Golden Owl Award

    May 5, 2020

    Seven alumni from Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) were named finalists for Ohio’s Golden Owl Award. 

    In the second year of the award program, 10 teachers from Ohio were selected as honorees, each receiving a $500 price and entrance into the finalist selection state. This award is presented in partnership with Nationwide, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio FFA to shed light on the contributions of Ohio’s agricultural educators. They collected over 400 nominations from local students, fellow teachers, parents and community members.

  2. Undergraduates present research projects

    Apr 30, 2020

    Students from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) presented at undergraduate research forums at The Ohio State University. The University’s Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum was held on March 3, 2020.

    Because of the closure of Ohio State’s physical campus, the Undergraduate Research Forum for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences was cancelled and the University’s annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival was moved to a virtual edition from April 14-21, 2020.

  3. Three ACEL alumni named to AgGrad’s 30 Under 30

    Apr 29, 2020

    Three alumni of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) at Ohio State have been named as winners of the 2020 AgGrad 30 Under 30 Awards. Dr. Brooke Beam ’12, ’14 M.S., ’17 Ph.D., Hannah Thompson-Weeman ’11, ’12 M.S. and Jordan Bonham Rasmussen ’16 were three of 30 national award recipients. 

  4. Ohio State student presents at national CABLE spring conference

    Apr 28, 2020

    Ohio State agriscience education student Haley Wilson recently attended the annual spring conference for the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE). The conference was held in early March at Colorado State University.

  5. Ohio State’s ACEL presents more than $75,000 in undergraduate scholarships

    Apr 16, 2020

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) recently announced more than $75,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.

    Scholarships recipients were selected by the faculty of the department based on the applicants dedication to the industry, demonstrated involvement in the department and academic achievements.

  6. Washburn selected as next chair of ACEL

    Mar 6, 2020

    Dr. Shannon Washburn has been named the next chair of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. His four-year term will begin July 1, 2020. 

  7. Ohio State student selected for national agricultural education symposium

    Mar 2, 2020

    Ohio State agriscience education student Maggie Hovermale was selected to attend the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium as part of the National Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 1-4, 2020.

  8. ACEL well represented at NACS

    Feb 6, 2020

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership was well represented at the National Agricultural Communication Summit (NACS) in Louiseville, Kentucky in early February. Graduate students Alyssa Rockers and Abby Sanders, along with faculty Dr. Emily Buck, Dr. Joy Rumble and Dr. Annie Specht attended the conference with paper and poster presentations.

  9. 2020 ACEL Distinguished Seniors

    Feb 5, 2020

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership has named 10 students to the second class of ACEL Distinguished Seniors in 2020. These students were selected by the faculty and staff of the Department for their excellence both in and out of the classroom. 

    2020 ACEL Distinguished Seniors include:

  10. 84 ACEL students named to CFAES Dean's List

    Jan 23, 2020

    Congratulations to 84 students from the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership for being named to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences' Dean's List for the 2019 Autumn Semester. To be selected for the Dean's List, a student must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher. In addition, 26 students earned a 4.0 GPA for this semester.

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