Dr. Ricky Telg

Contact
121B Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-2094
rwtelg@ufl.edu

Education
  • Ph.D. Human Resource Development/Distance Education, Texas A&M University, 1995
  • M.S. Journalism, University of North Texas, 1990
  • B.S. Journalism, Texas A&M University, 1986
Research Areas
  • Multimedia/instructional media development
  • Instructional media
  • Media relations
  • Public relations
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 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
  • Kappa Tau Alpha
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communications Section

Dr. Ricky Telg

Professor, Director of Center for Public Issues Education

Dr. Ricky Telg is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication and the director of the Center for Public Issues Education. 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 and 2014. 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)

Course Websites

Refereed Publications

Qu., S.I., Lamm, A.J., Rumble, J.N., & Telg, R.W. (2018) Predicting consumers’ local food attitude with personal values and local food online videos. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(1), 171-188. https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2018.01171

Easterly, R.G., Warner, A.J., Lamm, A., Telg, R.W., & Myers, B.E. (2018). Skills students need in the real world: Competencies desired by agricultural and natural resources industry leaders. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(1), 119-134. https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2018.01119

Qu, S., Lamm, A. J., Rumble, J. N., & Telg, R. W. (2017). The effects of online video on consumers’ attitudes toward local food. Journal of Applied Communications, 101(4), 1-20.  doi:  10.4148/1051-0834.1841

Extension Publications

Telg, R. (2018) Recruiting and retaining members in agricultural organizations. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (AEC637). Gainesville, FL.

Owens, C.T., Lamm, A.J., & Telg, R.W. (2016). Differences in perceptions of agricultural water use between the general public and local officials. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (AEC587). Gainesville, FL.

Owens, C.T., Lamm, A.J., & Telg, R.W. (2016). The general public’s and local officials’ attitudes and perceptions of agricultural water use in Florida. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (AEC585). Gainesville, FL.

Owens, C.T., Lamm, A.J., & Telg, R.W. (2016). How the general public and local officials prefer to learn about agricultural water use in Florida. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (AEC585). Gainesville, FL.

Presentations

Ruth, T., Lundy, L., Telg, R., Rumble, J., & Lindsey, A. (2018, June). An evaluation of science communication workshops for Florida Extension agents. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture National Conference. Ames, IA.

Harsh, J., Lamm, A., Telg, R., Raulerson, B., Abrams, K., & Meyers, C. (2018, February). Case study integration in the undergraduate classroom: Can we enhance willingness to communicate? 2018 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists’ Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Holt, J.A., Rumble, J.N., Telg, R., & Lamm, A. (2017, June). Buying Local: Understanding how consumer moral obligation and past experience impacts intention to buy local food. Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Conference, Pasadena, CA.

Telg, R.W., Raulerson, B., Harsh, J., Meyers, C., & Lamm. A. (2017, June) Using multimedia case studies to teach agricultural and natural resources issues. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture National Conference. West Lafayette, IN.

Poster Presentations

Harsh, J., Lamm, A., & Telg, R. (2018, February). Seeking and engaging: Case study integration to enhance critical thinking style. 2018 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists’ Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Ruth, T., Telg, R., Rumble, J., Lundy, L., & Lindsey, A. (2017). Public engagement training needs of Florida Extension specialists. 2017 American Association for Agricultural Education National Meeting, San Luis Obispo, CA. 

Telg, R.W., Lamm, A., Raulerson, B., & Meyers, C. (2017) Influence of case studies when teaching agricultural and natural resources issues. American Association for Agricultural Education National Conference. San Luis Obispo, CA.

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Research Poster Presentation: Harsh, J., Lamm, A., & Telg, R. (2018, February). Seeking and engaging: Case study integration to enhance critical thinking style. 2018 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists’ Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

  • Outstanding Article of the Year (2016), Journal of Applied Communications, Lamm, A.J., Owens, C.T., Telg, R.W., & Lamm, K.W. Influence of source credibility on agricultural water use communication. Journal of Applied Communications, 100(3), 121-132.