Dr. Ricky TelgProfessor

113D Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-2094
rwtelg@ufl.edu

Dr. Ricky Telg is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. He previously worked as a television reporter, newspaper reporter and editor, and video producer for Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Communications. He also taught journalism and broadcast production at Texas A&M. Telg is faculty adviser for the UF/Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow and served as the faculty adviser for the National ACT organization for five years. He received Teacher of the Year honors in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 1997 and 2011, and CALS Advisor of the Year in 2000. Telg is also an active member of the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences. His research interests include: Agricultural Communication (Television/video production, Print media, and Media relations) Distance education (Instructional design, Instructional media).

Education

  • Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Human Resource Development/Distance Education, 1995
  • University of North Texas, M.S., Journalism, 1990
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Journalism, 1986

Research Areas

  • Multimedia/instructional media development
  • Instructional media
  • Media relations
  • Public relations

Refereed Publications

  • Barnes, C. & Telg, R.W. (2012). Communication preferences of Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers. Journal of Applied Communications, (96)2, 50-65.
  • Settle, Q., Baker, L., Telg, R.W., Irani, T., Rutherford, T., & Rhoades, E. (2012) Social media in education: The relationship between past use and current perceptions. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(3), 137-153.
  • Telg, R.W., Monaghan, P., Irani, T., Chiarelli, C., Scicchitano, M.J., & Johns, T.L. (2012). Preferred information channels and source trustworthiness: Assessing communication methods used in Florida’s battle against citrus greening. Journal of Applied Communications, 96(1), 42-53.
  • Settle, Q., Telg, R., Irani, T., Rhoades, E., & Rutherford, T. (2011). Instructors’ social media use and preferences in agriculture classes. NACTA Journal, 55(2), 78-83.

Extenstion Publications

  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Instructional methods for distance education. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (AEC345). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Video production: Getting started. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC123). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Scriptwriting. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC124). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Video equipment and video shot composition. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC125). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Video editing. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC126). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Document design. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC127). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Principles of document design. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC128). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Elements of document design. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC129). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Graphic file formats. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC130). Gainesville, FL.
  • Telg, R.W. (2012). Brochures and newsletters. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (WC131). Gainesville, FL.

Presentations

  • Telg, R.W. & Settle, Q.. (2013, June). Enhancing the three-part mission of land-grant universities through student video projects. 2013 Association for Communication Excellence Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Goodwin, J., Irani, T., & Telg, R.W. (2013, June). Communication audits: How does your communication measure up? 2013 Association for Communication Excellence Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Settle, Q. Goodwin, J., Telg, R.W, Irani, T., Carter, H. & Wysocki, A. (2012, June). Brand salience and brand differentiation of the Florida Forest Service. 2012 Association for Communication Excellence Conference. Annapolis, MD.
  • Estepp, C., Telg, R., & Raulerson, R. (2012, June). Using contentious issues in agriculture to strengthen critical thinking skills of college of agriculture undergraduates. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference. River Falls, WS.
  • Goodwin, J., Davis, A. & Telg, R., Irani,. (2012, February). Communication audits: Adding value and social impact to agricultural communications. 2012 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists’ Conference, Montgomery, AL.
  • Thakadu, O.T., Irani, T., & Telg, R. (2011, July). Predictors of knowledge-sharing behaviors among community-based natural resources organizations in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. 27th annual conference of the  Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education, Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Settle, Q., Goodwin, J., Telg, R., Irani, T., & Emerson, C. (2011, June). Factors affecting the adoption of social media into college of agriculture development offices. 2011 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Poster Presentations

  • Telg, R.W. & Settle, Q. (2013, August). Explore Research at the University of Florida. CALS Teaching Enhancement Symposium, Gainesville, FL.
  • Estepp, C. M., Telg, R. W., & Raulerson, B.  (2012). Using contentious issues in agriculture to strengthen the critical thinking skills of college of agriculture undergraduates [Abstract].  NACTA Journal, 56(supplement 1), 58-59.
  • Settle, Q., Telg, R.W., Irani, T., Rutherford, T., & Rhoades, E., (2011, February). Comparison of social media use between students and instructors in agriculture. 2011 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Convention, Agricultural Communications Section, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Lindsey, A.B., Irani, T., Chiarelli, C., Osborne, E., Telg, R., Carter, H.S., Stedman, N., Gifford, G., & Monaghan, P. (2010, February). Florida Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2010 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Convention, Agricultural Communications Section, Orlando, FL.
  • Settle, Q., Telg, R.W., & Irani, T. (2010). Using Facebook to facilitate class discussions. 2010 Southern Region American Association for Agricultural Education. Orlando, FL.

Awards & Honors

  • Best Journal Article of 2012, Journal of Applied Communications.
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award, Association for Communication Excellence: Quisto Settle, Joy Goodwin, Ricky Telg, Tracy Irani, Hannah Carter, Al Wysocki (2012)
  • Undergraduate Teacher of the Year for the University of Florida's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (2011)
  • One of two national USDA Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award recipients (2010)
  • Adviser to Association for Communication Excellence Outstanding Thesis Award winner Christy Chiarelli (2010)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Poster, Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Convention, Agricultural Communications Section (co-author), Orlando, FL (2010)
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences – Academy of Teaching Excellence (2008)
  • National Association of Colleges &Teachers of Agriculture – Southern Regional Outstanding Teacher Award (2008)
  • Association for Communication Excellence Gold Award (2008) – Web Site
  • Addy Award for Public Relations (2008) – Electronic Media Division
  • Outstanding Professional Paper, Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Convention, Agricultural Communications Section (co-author), Dallas, TX (2008)

Courses Taught

  • AEC 3070: Digital Media Production in Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • AEC 4031: The Communication Process in Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • AEC 4035: Advanced Agricultural Communication Writing
  • AEC 4036: Advanced Agricultural Communication Production
  • AEC 5032: Agricultural Media Writing
  • AEC 5037: Agricultural Media Production
  • AEC 5541: Instructional and Communication Technologies in Agriculture & Natural Resources

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
  • Association of Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Life & Human Sciences
  • Agriculture Institute of Florida
  • Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education
  • American Association of Agricultural Educators
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Agriculture Honor Society)
  • Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism Honor Society)
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communications Section