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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: April 6, 2015

Welcome to the new format for the Animal Science Student Newsletter.  The newsletter is now based out of the Department of Animal Sciences web site, and current issue and archives can be accessed at any time under Undergraduates/Student Newsletter. 

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  1. Students

    Do you catch yourself asking the following questions: Why different cuts of meat vary in price? How two steaks can vary in price when they look exactly the same? Or even, What am I looking for when selecting meat?

  2. Those planning to apply to OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Autumn of 2015 (and beyond) should note the changes on their website.


  1. Horses

    Do you have equine experience, want to gain more, or just love horses? The Horsemen's Association has presenters and social events directed toward giving members a peek at every aspect of the equine industry.The next meeting is Tuesday the 7th at 6pm!

  2. USDA Logo

    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:

  3. Handshake

    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.

  4. Book cover

    Tickets to Temple Grandin’s April 17 presentation, “Animals Make Us Human,” are now available to CFAES students!

  5. The Oval

    Experience OSU for a Day (EOFD) allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. Prospective high school students visit CFAES frequently and there is a great need for volunteers to show them around.


  1. Farm

    There is a student assistant position available with the OSU Extenstion Mahoning County as an Agriculture and Natural Resources/Farm Business Analyst.  Applications due April 10th.

  2. Mountain view

    This independent study course on Global Health is taught by Prof. Usha Menon of the College of Nursing, with in-country preceptors (student must register for this course) in Mumbai, India.

  3. Jonathan Hale Homestead

    Five internship positions are available in various farm and horticulture areas this summer.

  4. Marzetti Kitchens Logo

    The T. Marzetti Company is seeking a part time Quality Assurance Analyst. Candidates must be available to work flexible weekday hours (M-F) and cover weekend shifts as needed. Total weekly hours available are 29.5 hours.

  5. Zoetis

    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.

  6. Barn chores

    Autumn Rose Farm in Plain City is looking for two individuals to help with barn chores and maintenance. Horse experience is preferred but not required. Must have experience operating farm machinery. Most hours will be early morning or evening shifts.

  7. 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.

  8. Farm

    Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc. is seeking 4-5 highly motivated students for their 12-14 week paid internship during the summer of 2015. Students will be participating in their replacement heifer rearing project.  Duties include data collection, data analysis and travel to many dairy farms.


  1. Rabbit

    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.

  2. MannaPro logo

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Seal hand stand

    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.

  5. Cow

    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.

  6. Sheep

    The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a farm manager to supervise its Sheep Teaching and Research Unit.

  7. Farm Credit

    Two positions are now available in Circleville and

  8. Crops

    A full time position is now available on a dairy heifer-raising and crop farm in Mount Sterling, Ohio. Please send all inquiries to David Shannon, an owner and operator of the farm.


  9. Select Sires logo

    Select Sires, Inc.


  1. Research forum

    Involved in undergraduate or graduate research? Consider submitting an original abstract for selection and competition at the 12th annual Russell Klein Symposium on April 9th!


  1. Pig

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Smokey the Bear

    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.

  4. Cattle barn

    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.

  5. 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.


  1. For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here. If you have any questions about the programs that we offer contact Ms.


  1. Wheat

    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.


  1. All OSU Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) staff were sent home to tele-commute until further notice.The CCS phone line 614-292-5766 remains available for emergency assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  2. Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr.

  3. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with and will continue to provide ALL students and faculty the opportunity to