AIC Election Profile: Dwayne Cartmell

Dwayne Cartmell
Oklahoma State University
(405) 744-0461

Years of Experience:  21

Board Experience:  Oklahoma FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event, Coordinator

Journal of Applied Communications Editorial Board, Chair

Journal of Applied Communications, Editor

Journal of Agricultural Education Editorial Review Board, Member

National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Adviser

Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy Social Science Subcommittee, Member

Stillwater Community Band, Member

Relay for Life, Volunteer/Walker

Bio:  The Allied Industry Council group is an amalgamation of professionals representing a diverse range of experiences but with a common goal of making certain farm broadcasting remains vital to the agricultural industry. As a professor, I work daily to prepare the next generation of agricultural voices.

After growing up on a wheat and cattle farm in Oklahoma, I attended Oklahoma State University, earning undergraduate degrees in agricultural economics and agricultural communications. My first career opportunity was as an assistant farm director for the Oklahoma State Agribusiness Network, and I gained my broadcasting experience working under Mike Dain, a long-time farm broadcaster.

Teaching was in my bloodline, and I made career choices to give me a breadth of experiences. I left broadcasting to serve as the editor of a farm publication before finishing my master’s degree at OSU. I went on to earn my doctoral degree from the University of Missouri.

In July 2001, I joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University. I recently served as the national adviser for the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow student group. I have worked with Janet Atkinson, Tom Brand and others to encourage more student engagement with NAFB. My experiences and work with students would allow me to be an exceptional board member for NAFB. I represent the link between those currently in the association and those who represent the future. I would appreciate your vote to serve as an NAFB Board member.