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.
Bush attended the Agricultural Media Summit, an annual event that brings together the American Business Media (ABM) Agri Media Council, the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, the Livestock Publication Council and National ACT. Attendees participated in sessions on partnerships, technology, risk communication, media statistics, editorial design and more. Professional organizations also held annual board meetings.
“I had the opportunity to sit in on several meetings with industry professionals to network and discuss what they are doing to promote the agriculture industry,” said Bush. “Building relationships with other chapters and universities and engaging in conversations about what we can do to promote agriculture is important. I was honored to represent Ohio State.”
National ACT is a student organization designed to build relationships among agricultural communication professionals and college students and faculty, to provide professional development and promote the agriculture industry.
Bush is the daughter of Anthony and Teresa Bush and Jodi Moss and a graduate of Mt. Gilead High School.
Ohio State’s chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow was named the Ed Johnson Outstanding Student Organization in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State for the 2015-2016 academic year.
While membership is open to any Ohio State student, many member’s of ACT are majoring in agricultural communication, which prepares students to plan, develop, and implement a communication campaign, using visual media, writing and editing. Students study crisis communication, graphic design, marketing, and journalism so they can spread the word about agriculture. To learn more about the agricultural communication major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.