1. Garner selected for, participates in 4-H Professionals' Cultural Immersion Project

    Jan 27, 2023

    Solomon Garner, a second-year master’s student studying agricultural communication, education, and leadership, recently traveled to Puerto Rico with the 4-H Professionals’ Cultural Immersion Project. 

  2. Ohio State’s AgOne program completes inaugural cohort

    Dec 19, 2022

    Ohio State’s Leadership Center graduated its first co-hort of the AgOne program, a new, year-long program for agricultural industry board members which focused on self-leadership, team leadership and stewardship. These six co-hort members all serve as board members within their industry and earned a Foundational Leadership Certificate, developed a leadership plan, strengthened their network and understand board effectiveness throughout their time in the program.

  3. Rodriguez recipient of USDA best early-career teacher honors

    Dec 9, 2022

    Dr. Mary Rodriguez, associate professor of community leadership, received the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences “Early Career” Award at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) annual meeting, held in Denver, Colorado, November 6-8, 2022. 

  4. Nominations being accepted for ACEL Alumni Awards

    Nov 29, 2022

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership Alumni Board is currently seeking nominations for ACEL Alumni Awards. This is the inaugural year of the ACEL Alumni to Alumni recognition program. This program is designed to highlight alumni from our department that are doing good things in their careers, communities and in the Ohio State community. 

  5. Gregg named recipient of 2022 Cultivator of Change award

    Nov 21, 2022

    Colby Gregg, a doctoral candidate in agricultural communication, education, and leadership at The Ohio State University, was recently recognized by the Cultivating Change Foundation as the 2022 Cultivator of Change Award recipient. This award was presented at the 2022 Cultivating Change Summit held in Washington DC in early October. 

  6. Blue attends the Smithfield Foods Explore Seminar

    Nov 18, 2022

    Kalyn Blue, an agricultural communication major from Hamler, Ohio, recently attended the Smithfield Foods Explore Seminar in Smithfield, Virginia. During this experience, attendees worked alongside industry leaders to explore real-world protein industry problems utilizing the integration of cross-collaborative teams. 

  7. Ohio State's AgOne program application is open

    Nov 14, 2022

    Ohio State’s Leadership Center has opened the application and nomination form for AgOne (, a new, year-long program for prospective or current board members within the agricultural industry who are interested in identifying the next steps for themselves to level up their leadership. Applications and nominations are due Wednesday, December 14, 2022. 

  8. Twenty-Five ACEL students receive FFA American Degrees

    Nov 9, 2022

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership would like to congratulate its students who received their American FFA Degree at the 95th National FFA Convention.

  9. Faculty, graduate students attend NC-AAAE

    Oct 11, 2022

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership had several members of our faculty, along with graduate students, attend the annual conference for the North Central Region of AAAE.

  10. ACEL students receive national project awards

    Sep 26, 2022

    The Ohio State University chapter of the Agriclutural Communicators of Tommow (ACT) participated in the 2022 National Agricultural Communicators of Tommorow (NACT) Critique & Contest.