Alumni Newsletter: Alumni Newsletter - Autumn 2018

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  1. Our Animal Sciences alumni are making the news!

  2. The Department of Animal Sciences remembers members of our community we have lost.


  3. The CFAES Alumni Society has selected two Animal Sciences alumni for awards at the 2019 CFAES Alumni Awards Program. Dr.

  4. The Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian firm Agersens to do research on a virtual fence for livestock. 

  5. Once again the Department of Animal Sciences Chair, Dr. John Foltz, has shared his train sets to help decorate our offices. However, this year, both 110 Animal Science Building and 116 Plumb Hall had trains.

  6. You may have heard that the Department of Animal Sciences hosted a bacon vending machine during the last two weeks of classes.

  7. The Processed Meats (MEATSCI 4510) class presented its final products to visitors who wanted to taste and judge the students' creations. Individuals or teams produced a variety of meat products.

  8. In honor of Thanksgiving, Expertscape recognized 10 individuals and 10 institutions for their pre-eminent contributions to the understanding and treatment of Turkey Science.

  9. The 104th Annual Saddle & Sirloin Little "I" (International) was held October 20th, at the Beef, Swine, and Equine Centers in Columbus. The Little "I" events consisted of showmanship competitions in five livestock species (horses, swine, pig, sheep, and beef cattle).

  10. The Ohio State Livestock Judging Team spent the last part of the autumn semester preparing for the National Western Stock Show (NWSS). NWSS will be held in Denver during January.

    The team traveled over 3,000 miles and judged over 50 classes of cattle, sheep, goats and hogs.

  11. This year's Buckeye Classic Meat Judging Contest featured a unique competition, the "Dean Team" (led by CFAES Dean Cathann Kress) vs. "Flash Team" (led by Animal Sciences Chair John Foltz). Both teams featured industry and educational leaders.

  12. The Ohio State University Dairy Judging Team had a busy and successful autumn semester.

  13. The Ohio State Poultry Judging Team recently competed in the 53rd National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest, hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on November 5th & 6th, 2018.

  14. A lot can happen within an academic advising appointment; courses, extracurricular activities, and internships are often discussed, and graduation plans are made.

  15. For over 20 years, Dr. Lynn Knipe, associate professor of food and animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, has provided training as part of the Meat

  16. The Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE) plans to use therapy dogs with children whose families have been affected by opioid use. The dogs will provide emotional support and help the youngsters cope with what they've endured.

  17. Dr. Lyda G. Garcia’s efforts to promote higher education and the Ohio State Meat Science program has led to a unique opportunity for two Puerto Rican students.

  18. Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia has been named a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare, the only swine veterinarian in Ohio to earn such a designation.