History

Department History

The Department of Animal Sciences follows a rich tradition dating back to 1902 when the Department of Animal Husbandry formed at The Ohio State University. A dairy department already existed, but as Ohio State grew so did animal sciences. Click here for a snapshot of our history.

To read more about the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, consider the book published in 2010, Science, Art and Husbandry, The history of the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, by Matt Reese.

Click here to learn more.

Animal Science Hall of Fame

The Animal Science Hall of Fame, which recognizes distinguished alumni of the department, was initiated in 1943.

Click here to browse the virtual "Hall of Fame"

Dairy Science Hall of Service

The Dairy Science Hall of Service, which recognizes pioneers of the dairy industry who have provided service to the dairy industry of Ohio, was initiated in 1952.

Click here to browse the virtual "Hall of Service"

Judging Teams

One of the enduring traditions in the department includes co-curricular teams. Learn more about today's teams by clicking here. In addition, we will be adding to this site historical information about many of the teams. Keep checking back to see new pages as we add them!

Click on an area to step back in time and learn about past teams.

Livestock Judging

Dairy Judging

Meat Judging