Animal Sciences Alumni Newsletter

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  1. Our Animal Sciences alumni are making the news!

    Information courtesy of CFAES Office of Advancement:

  2. Learn more about spring Animal Sciences events!

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

  4. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the Department of Animal Sciences have made the decision to move forward with upgrades to our Waterman Dairy Center in Columbus, Ohio.

  5. The CFAES Alumni Society has selected two Animal Sciences nominees for awards at the 2020 CFAES Alumni Awards Program.

  6. Erica Lewis, class of 2015 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and a minor in Disability Studies, enrolled in the University Young Alumni Academy. The Young Alumni Academy is a professional and personal development program for young Ohio State University alumni in the central Ohio area. 

  7. Fulbright Scholar Mark Trotter, associate professor at CQUniversity Australia (CQU), is using new technologies to solve age-old problems.

  8. autumn commencement photo courtesy of Ohio State News

    During autumn commencement, the Department of Animal Sciences awarded 37 undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees.

  9. On October 27th, students competed in the Buckeye Royal Showmanship Contest, hosted by the Buckeye Dairy Club. Students could compete in experienced and inexperienced showmanship classes.

  10. The Processed Meats (MEATSCI 4510) class presented its final products to visitors who wanted to taste and judge the students' creations.

  11. On December 4, Ohio State held it's Service Recognition Luncheon. Faculty and staff were honored who have completed 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service to Ohio State in the calendar year 2019.

  12. The animal units of the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Ohio State ATI, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have received full three-year accreditation from AAALAC International.

  13. Dairy Judging Team Coach and Dairy Program Specialist, Bonnie Ayars, shares her thoughts on the Dairy Judging Team's trip to Switzerland.

  14. The Ohio State Dairy Judging Team placed first at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the World Dairy Expo. The last time Ohio State won the contest was in 1986.

  15. The Ohio State Poultry Judging Team competed in the 54th National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest, hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on November 4th & 5th, 2019.

  16. The 2019 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium and 70th anniversary of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) was full of enthusiasm, entertainment, education, friendship, and much more!

  17. From November 22-24, undergraduate team Brook Friend, Amelia Lively, Maddie Pinkerton, Molly Sprankle, and Brietta Latham, along with individual graduate student Shannon Kelley, competed in the annual American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Assessment Contest hosted by

  18. CFAES and Ohio State ATI hosted Dairy Day in Wooster, Ohio on Thursday, November 14th. Approximately 110 people attended the event held at the Secrest Welcome Center and the Krauss Dairy Center.

  19. The 2019 Ohio Dairy Challenge was held November 1-2. Dairy Challenge provides the opportunity for students at The Ohio State University to experience the process of evaluating management practices on a dairy farm and to interact with representatives in the dairy industry.

  20. For several year, Professor Jim Kinder has invited Larry Piergallini, '77 BS in Animal Science, to speak to his classes. Dr. Kinder shared the following as to why he continues to invite Mr. Piergallini to his classes:

  21. Nearly 200 college students from across the country travelled to Columbus, OH to judge at the largest single-breed horse show in the world, the 53rd All American Quarter Horse Congress.

  22. Animal Sciences hosted the grand opening of the Plumb Hall 220 remodel on September 28, 2019. Rooms 216 and 226 in Plumb Hall were combined to create one large multi-use class and conference room. The room has multiple screens and video conferencing capabilities.

  23. Department Chair, Dr. John Foltz, was featured on Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio. He discussed the impact of animal sciences on food safety, environmental quality and human health.