Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

Headshot portrait of Ricky Telg, professor of agricultural communication

Ricky Telg

Professor
Director, Center for Public Issues Education

101B Bryant Hall
PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-2094
rwtelg@ufl.edu

  • Education
  • Research Areas
  • Courses Taught
  • Organizations

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

Dahl, W.J., Telg, R.W., & Turner, R.E. (2019). Teaching-mentoring experiences of faculty in a college of agricultural and life sciences. NACTA Journal, 63(1), 20-30. Retrieved https://www.nactateachers.org/attachments/article/2823/8.%20%20Dahl.pdf

Roberts, T. G., Raulerson, B., Telg, R., Harder, A., & Stedman, N. (2019). Exploring how critical reflection can be used in a short-term study abroad experience to elicit cultural awareness and technical knowledge of agriculture students. NACTA Journal, 63(1), 25-31. Retrieved from https://www.nactateachers.org/attachments/article/2822/9.%20%20Roberts.pdf

Wandersee, C., Telg, R., Smith, D., & Mukhtar, S. (2019). Cattle producers and climate change conversations: Assessing workshop effectiveness in preparing communicators to discuss a contentious scientific topic. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 7(1), 117-129. Retrieved from https://www.jhseonline.com

Beattie, P. N., Lamm, A. J., Telg, R. W., & Wandersee, C. (2018). Identifying communication strategies to reach Floridians about government regulated water. Journal of Southern Agricultural Education Research, 68. Retrieved from http://www.jsaer.org/pdf/Vol68/2018_013%20formatted%20to%20print

Oesterreicher, S., Lundy, L. K., Rumble, J. N., & Telg, R. W. (2018). Collegiate millennials’ perceptions of locally produced beef. Journal of Applied Communications, 102(4).  https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2226

Telg, R. W. Lundy, L., Wandersee, C., Mukhtar, S., Smith, D., & Stokes, P. (2018). Perceptions of trust: Communicating climate change to cattle producers. Journal of Applied Communications. (102), 3, https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2207

Harsh, J.L., Lamm, A.J., Abrams, K., Meyers, C., Telg, R., & Raulerson, B. (2018). Case study integration in the undergraduate classroom: Can we enhance willingness to communicate? Journal of Applied Communications. (102)3, https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.2199

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

Lawson, K., Rampold, S., & Telg, R. (2019). Impacting Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy: County Commissioners' Decision-Making Behaviors and Communication Preferences. 2019 Association for Communication Excellence Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Taylor, R., Suits, T., McLeod-Morin, A., & Telg. R. (2019). Utilizing Twitter to communicate risk after a natural disaster. 2019 Association for Communication Excellence Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McLeod-Morin, A., Beattie, P., Rampold, S., & Telg, R. (2019). Exploring social media engagement of a mosquito control campaign: Comparing engagement rates per content type and content frame. 2019 Association for Communication Excellence Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McLeod-Morin, A., Telg, R., & Rumble, J. (2019). Describing interdisciplinary agricultural research center directors' perceptions of science communication through goals and beliefs.  2019 Association for Communication Excellence Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Mike, M., Telg, R.W., & Lindsey A. (2019). Utilizing Extension as a resource in disaster response: [state] Extension's communication efforts during the 2017 Hurricane Season. 2019 Association for Communication Excellence Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McLeod, A., Telg, R., & Rumble, J. N. (2019). Exploring the challenges and motivations of interdisciplinary agricultural center directors when communicating about science. Paper presented at the National Agricultural Communications Symposium, Birmingham, AL. 

Poster Presentations

Beattie, P., McLeod-Morin, A., Ruth, T., & Telg, R. (2019, May). Identifying authoritative Twitter users in mosquito-borne illness conversations. 2019 American Association for Agricultural Education National Conference, Des Moines, IA.

Suits, T., McLeod-Morin, A., Ruth, T., & Telg, R. (2019, June).  Identifying authoritative Twitter users in Florida mosquito control conversations.2019 Association for Communication Excellence Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Mike, M., Rampold, S. D., Telg, R. W., & Lindsey, A. (2019, February). Utilizing Extension as a resource in disaster response: Communication efforts of Florida Extension during the 2017 hurricane season. 2019 National Agricultural Communications Symposium, Birmingham, AL.

Rogers-Randolph, T.M., Lundy, L.K., Lindsey, A.B., Irani,T, & Telg, R.W. (2019, February). Identifying Influencers in Agricultural Health and Safety Twitter Conversations. 2019 National Agricultural Communications Symposium, Birmingham, AL

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.