Student Newsletter : April 13, 2015

  1. USDA Career Info Sessions

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    Several sessions will be offered in March and April
    Sessions will be held: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
    Register online.

    Topics covered will be:
    ·         An Overview of USDA
    ·         An Introduction to USDA Careers
    ·         Basic Qualifications and Application Process by Program Type
    ·         Available Opportunities in Our Mission Areas

  2. Employers on Campus


    Employers on Campus is a new opportunity for students to interact with potential employers. Come to the new CFAES Student Success Center and Library in the Agricultural Administration Building and meet with employers, no appointment required. EOCs have been designed to mutually benefit students and employers by building relationships, providing career advice and more. Different employers will host office hours in the Success Center where students can have their resumes reviewed, conduct a quick mock interview or just learn more about the company.

    The following companies will be present the rest of the semester:
    ·         April 21 – 11a-2p: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

    You can view the EOCs in Hireabuckeye by logging into your student accounts. Under events, information sessions, you can search for Employers on Campus visit. You can review the company coming to campus and also RSVP if you will be attending.

  3. Tickets for Temple Grandin

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    Tickets to Temple Grandin’s April 17 presentation, “Animals Make Us Human,” are now available to CFAES students! The event will be held at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus and begins at 6 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited, so a ticket will be required for admission. There is no reserved seating. Students will still be able to request tickets after March 16. To download your tickets (one per student), please visit this website.
    If you would like round-trip bus transportation from the Columbus campus to Wooster for the event, please use this link to sign up. 

  4. Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Prerequisite Changes

    Those planning to apply to OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Autumn of 2015 (and beyond) should note the changes on their website. As an update to the list of changes, AGCOMM 3130 will be allowed as a substitution for COMM 2110 and ANIM SCI 3140 will be allowed as a substitution for PHYSIO 3200 for our Animal Sciences majors.

  5. Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Assoc.


    Are you a college student interested in learning more about agriculture and agricultural policy while enhancing your leadership skills? The Collegiate Washington D.C. Leadership Experience is an all-expense paid trip for collegiate leaders with an interest in agriculture. The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association will be sponsoring students to attend the National Corn Congress in Washington D.C. and participate in a leadership experience. Any child of an OCWGA member or any collegiate OCWGA member is encouraged to apply. We welcome students of any major at any institution! You do not have to be pursuing an agriculture degree to apply!

    While in D.C., students will attend National Corn Congress sessions, visit with agricultural leaders and organizations, and have opportunities to make congressional visits to lobby on behalf of growers. This trip will be a four-day experience, from July 13-16, 2015, with opportunities for students to network with agricultural leaders, growers from across the U.S., other collegiate leaders, and OCWGA board members. The OCWGA wants to provide students with the resources and experiences to develop as leaders in the agricultural community. Attendees of the Collegiate Washington D.C. Leadership Experience will walk away better prepared for their future careers and involvement in agriculture.

    *If you or your parents aren't current OCWGA members, you can register for collegiate membership by visiting our website or emailing The collegiate membership fee is only $10.00!! By becoming a member, you will be eligible to apply for the Collegiate Washington D.C. Leadership Experience and will receive other exciting benefits!

    To apply, go to Please contact Ellen Gilliland at with any questions.

  6. CFAES Programs

    For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here. If you have any questions about the programs that we offer contact Ms. Kelly Newlon, Agricultural Administration Bldg., Room 100. 614-688-4144

  7. Farm and Horticulture Internships

    Jonathan Hale Homestead

    Five internship positions are available in various farm and horticulture areas this summer. These opportunities are being offered as part of the comprehensive Western Reserve Historical Society¹s Summer 2015 internship program. This program runs from June through August, and requires attendance of Monday museum-related classes and completion of a group project in addition to position duties. For your convenience, an overview of this program as well as the specific descriptions of the Farming and Horticultural positions are attached along with a WRHS application form. These internship programs will not only provide valuable hands on experience, but also have the added benefit of exposing students to historic breeds and techniques and working within a museum/ Non Profit setting. For questions on these specific internship positions, as well as the program as a whole, please contact Hale Farm & Village Education staff at 330-666-3711 x1720, or through email at

    To apply for any of these positions, please send an application, cover letter and resume or CV to Lori Smith,

  8. Zoetis Internships


    Zoetis has opened The Intern Portal for interested juniors, seniors, and grad students. There are currently 26 positions available. Only VMRD positions are currently posted. To learn more about the positions, visit the website:select Opportunities for Students and then Learn More and View Available Opportunities.

  9. M.S. Graduate Research

    University of Tennessee

    Two M.S. Graduate Research Assistantships are anticipated to be available Fall semester of 2015 in the area of forage and grasslands with an emphasis on forage management. This GRA will provide a monthly stipend for 24 months, with both in- and out-of-state tuition costs waived. The successful candidates will conduct research on management of grasses and legumes, stockpiling cool and warm-season grasses, soil quality, growth rate and accumulation of forages, and forage nutritive value.

    The selected candidates will be responsible to conduct field research in Crossville and Spring Hill, TN. Please view the attachment for further details.

  10. Career Advancement Opportunities

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    If you have an interest in Animal Agriculture and are considering a career advancement and want to network, check out the two opportunities below! Phone interviews are being held now, so please provide a resume and phone number to Chad Smith to discuss your potential interest before it’s too late!

    Territory Sales Manager (Dairy Feed Ingredients)

    This sales position will be a work-from-home role and will be responsible for covering the states of South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. This private company does have a book of business in the area and due to its growth, they are strategically looking to add another knowledgeable sales person. The main focus of this position will be to sell dairy feed ingredients directly to feed mills, consultants, etc. This person can expect to be out around 50% of nights with the amount of territory being covered. Company will provide: base salary, lucrative commission, mileage, health insurance and a 401K program!

    Dairy Technical Specialist

    This position will be responsible for supporting the regional sales rep in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. While assisting the sales rep, this person will provide nutritional technical support to customers and large dairy producers. The majority of the time will be spent focusing on calves and lactating cows. To be effective in this role, you will routinely meet with nutritionists to discuss nutrition strategies and feeding programs.

    The right person for this role will have dairy nutrition experience and enjoy working with producers to resolve nutrition concerns. This company pays a strong base salary and offers full health, travel and retirement program! Daily travel is required and occasional overnights.

  11. Herd Manager at Oklahoma State

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    Oklahoma State University has an immediate opening for a herd manager position at the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center. The WSBRC herd manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the research and teaching feedlot at Oklahoma State University in cooperation with the faculty supervisor and the graduate student research coordinator. Please view the attached document for a full description. 

  12. Goat Teach and Research Facility


    UC Davis Department of Animal Science is searching for a manager of the Animal Science Goat Teaching and Research Facility. The facility houses dairy, meat and transgenic (research) goats in dry-lot pens on approximately 4 acres. The manager oversees the facility, milking system and other equipment. The ANS Goat Facility provides animals for teaching, research and outreach, not only in the Animal Science Department but for the School of Veterinary Medicine, and other campus departments/schools.  The position application can be found here.

  13. Registered Vet Tech


    Miami Acres Animal Hospital in Troy, OH is looking for a highly motivated Registered Veterinary Technician. The position will be approximately 32-40 hours a week. Applicant must have broad knowledge of animal science and husbandry and be proficient in animal restraint with compassionate nursing care skills. Basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills, able to perform clinical laboratory tests, radiography techniques, anesthesia monitoring, surgical assisting, and dental procedures are required. Applicant needs to have flexible work hours, be dependable, and prompt with a strong work ethic. Please email your resume to

  14. Sales and Merchandising Position

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    Manna Pro has an opening in their Sales & Merchandising department  selling their products to distributors, dealers, and other customers. This job requires extensive travel, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently. Please view the attachment for a full job description and information on how to apply.

  15. MS Grad School Opportunity

    Purdue University

    Purdue university is seeking a student interested in pursuing the MS degree to work on a USDA-funded project involving food allergic response in a swine model. Applicants should have interest in immunology and/or genomics and have a strong background in biological sciences (animal science, biology, pre-veterinary or pre-medical science) and able to learn and conduct laboratory procedures. The research involves the use of pig lines selected for high and low immune response, both as an agricultural species and as a model of human food allergies. The starting date is August 2015. Please contact Dr. Kola Ajuwon, Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences, at:, 765-494-4822.

  16. JSPA Trainer Positions

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    Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals provides animal training and staffing for live animal shows, special events, and production work. Currently JSPA has contracts with the Sea World Parks in Florida, California, Texas and Virginia as well as with the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. JSPA currently has Fulltime Performer positions available at the "Pets Ahoy" show at Sea World San Antonio, the "Pets Ahoy" show at Sea World Orlando, the "Animals on Safari" show at the Columbus Zoo, the "Pet Shenanigans" Show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and a Seasonal Fulltime Performer position at the "Pets Rule" show at Sea World San Diego. Please view the attached flyer for the job of a lifetime! 

  17. Dairy Records Consultant


    BoviSync, an employee-owned herd management software company, is seeking a full-time Dairy Records Consultant. This position will conduct direct sales and support of BoviSync to large dairy farms and provide dairy herd management consulting. The successful applicant will also develop relationships with and work with other consultants and industry partners in a variety of roles. View the attachment to learn more about this fantastic position.

  18. Sheep Teaching and Research Center Manager


    The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a farm manager to supervise its Sheep Teaching and Research Unit. This position will oversee and coordinate operations of flock of approximately 350 ewes currently comprised of both purebred and commercial ewes in a modern sheep production system. A Bachelor's degree is required, but a Master's is preferred. Check out the attached flyer to find out how to apply.

  19. Ohio Pork Council Scholarships


    Applications due April 30. The Ohio Pork Council will be offering up to $9,000 in scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000 per individual. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be actively involved in the pork industry. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible.

    In honor of 42 years of service to Ohio’s pork industry, as executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, a scholarship fund has been established to recognize Dick Isler. An annual scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded to college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

    The Ohio Pork Council Women will also be offering $500 scholarships to college students in their junior year or higher.

    To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit:
    The Ohio Pork Council is also proud to sponsor scholarships for incoming freshmen attending Ohio State ATI. Students entering ATI and pursing a degree in swine production should indicate so on their admission form, scholarships will then be issued accordingly. Additionally, the Northeast Ohio Pork Producers also provides sponsorship for scholarships to any student involved in livestock production

  20. Stark County Dairy Promoters

    Scholarships are awarded to applicants whose permanent address is in Stark County, Ohio, are pursuing a 2 or 4 year or graduate-level degree, have a 2.5 high school GPA and have demonstrated financial need. Deadline is April 15th. Applications can be found on their website and must be returned to Barbara Shoemaker, Stark Co. Dairy Promoters Committee, 820 Oakwood Driver, Alliance, OH 44601

  21. Ohio EPA Scholarship

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    Students pursuing a career in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering, though other majors can apply, are now able to apply for the Ohio EPA scholarship. More information can be found on their website.  Application deadline is April 15th.

  22. NDPRB Scholarship

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    The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board annually awards up to 19 $1,500 scholarships to eligible undergrads, sophomore through senior. Scholarships are awarded on academics, interest in a dairy-related career, and demonstration of leaderships skills. For a full description, please view the attached flyer. Applications are due April 17th.

  23. NPFDA Scholarship

    The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is awarding four $2,000 scholarships this year to those that qualify. All appropriate documents must be received by May 31, 2015. View the attachment for more details.