Buck presented award, faculty active at AAAE Conference

May. 26, 2017

At the annual conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE), Dr. Emily Buck, associate professor in agricultural communication, was presented with the AAAE Distinguished Agricultural Communication Education award.

This award recognizes an individual AAAE member for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research and/or extension in agriculture communication education. This was the second year for this award to be presented.

Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, was recognized as a co-author on one of the Distinguished Manuscripts.

In addition to these two outstanding awards, our department was well represented by faculty and graduate students across the conference.

Conference Research Papers

  • Shaping Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Experienced Agriculture Teachers in the Plant Sciences: A Grounded Theory | Amber H. Rice, Tracy Kitchel
  • Crowdsourcing Change: An Analysis of Twitter Discourse on Food Waste and Reduction Strategies | Annie R. Specht, Emily B. Buck
  • Education in Agritourism: A Qualitative Case Study of Central Ohio Agritourism Managers’ Decisions to Enter the Industry and Educate Visitors | Ashlan E. Wickstrom, Desiree Seeloff, Annie Specht
  • Experiences of Pre-Service Agriculture Teachers in a Reading in the Content Area Course | Laura Hasselquist, Meredith Naughton, Tracy Kitchel
  • Pre-Service Teachers' Intentions to Incorporate Literacy into their Classrooms and Factors of Influence | Laura Hasselquist, Tracy Kitchel

Conference Research Posters

  • Message in a milk bottle: Where do organic and conventional milk consumers in California go for information about dairy products? |Ashlan E. Wickstrom & Annie R. Specht
  • Pre-Service Agriscience Teacher Perceptions of Their Preparation to Teach Diverse Underrepresented Populations | Carla B. Jagger, M. Susie Whittington
  • Using Cultural Proficiency Education to Impact Students' 21st Century Skills Through Service Learning| Carla B. Jagger, M. Susie Whittington

Conference Innovative Idea Posters

  • Innovative Teaching Strategies for the Undergraduate Introductory Course in an Agricultural Science, Communication, and Leadership Department | M. Susie Whittington, Robert J. Birkenholz, Emily B. Buck, & Scott D. Scheer

Annie Specht represented ACEL as chair of the Professional Development Committee and Susie Whittington represented us well as one of the key speakers at the new member/attendee reception on Tuesday evening.