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)
Session Title: Creating Compelling Messages for Elected Officials
Description: Elected officials at the local, state, and national levels create policies and laws that impact all facets of our lives. This presentation provides strategies to create compelling messages for elected officials, including how to engage and communicate with elected officials and how to conduct a visit with elected officials.