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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: April 6, 2015

  1. Meat Judging Course


    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? Well The College of Agriculture offers a course to help you answer some of these questions. MEATSCI 3310 Meat Animal and Evaluation is the class for you. MEATSCI 3310 strives to help students understand industry approach from hoof to plate. Understanding the foundation of meat evaluation, selection, and grading of market livestock (beef, pork, and lamb), their carcasses, and wholesale cuts. In addition, You students will strengthen decision making skills, written communication as well as critical thinking skills. This class fits an array of student interests: from the Meat science major to the individual who would just enjoy learning about meat. By the end of the course, students will be able to shop at the meat retail case with greater ease, all while, obtaining credit.  Instructor of Record, Dr. Lyda G. Garcia, (a Texas native) has recently joined the Buckeye Animal Science Family focuses in the area of Meat Science. "You will never look at meat the same."

  2. 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.

  3. Horsemen's Association Meeting


    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! There will be two short presentations that show the diversity of the equine industry. One presentation will cover the giant world of miniature horses, while the other covers the small community of draft horses! The meeting will also include presenting the offices of the executive team, explaining each leadership position and making nominations. Leadership roles are a great way to boost a resume and get involved, so come out to Plumb Hall Room 102 and get involved!

  4. USDA Career Info Sessions

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts Needed

    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. High school students will shadow you from 9:30am – 1pm for 2-3 weekdays a semester. Hosts are encouraged to show students around various classrooms, the Oval, the Union, etc. To sign up, simply fill out the form. If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Klopfenstein.

  8. Summer ANR Student Position


    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.

    Students with an interest in working with people in an agricultural field are encouraged to apply. Strong written and oral communication, organizational, and teaching skills highly desired. Preference will be given to individuals majoring in an agriculture-related field and/or communications. For a full description of the position, please view the attachment

  9. Global Health Program in India

    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. Applications due April 10th. Under the direction of course faculty, students will plan and coordinate a research project, complete all required independent study coursework for the independent study component, support faculty visit facilitation toward developing global health collaborations, and observe faculty collaboration facilitation meetings. Student must be a Junior, Senior, or Grad student. This opportunity runs from May 10th - August 10th. Please view the attachment to learn how to apply!

  10. 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,

  11. Quality Assurance Analyst

    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. Primary responsibilities include collection and testing of various dips and sauce samples and hourly checks of production lines. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Please view the attachments for a further job description as well as instructions for applying.

  12. 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.

  13. Autumn Rose Farms

    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. For more information contact Ollie at 614-554-3927

  14. 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.

  15. Whitman's Feed & Grain, Inc.


    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. Please see the attachment for more information.

  16. 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

  17. Sales and Merchandising Position

    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. Please view the attachment for a full job description and information on how to apply.

  18. 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.

  19. JSPA Trainer Positions

    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. 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! 

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Farm Credit Positions

    Farm Credit

    Two positions are now available in Circleville and Coshocton,  OH for a Financial Services Officer. Please view each separate location for more details.

  23. Full-Time Farm Position


    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.


  24. Shipping Technician

    Select Sires logo

    Select Sires, Inc. is seeking a Shipping Technician for the Chichester Center depot.  Duties include, but are not limited to, packing semen orders, caning semen, filling storage tanks with liquid nitrogen, lifting and transporting 75-80 pound tanks (two-person assist), and other tasks as assigned.  Applicant must be able to stand for long periods, lean and reach into tanks, and twist and turn from tank to tank.

    The work schedule is Monday thru Friday, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, subject to change to meet departmental needs. Occasional overtime and/or weekend work will be required.  This position reports to Gary Elliott.

  25. Graduate Society of Nutritional Sciences

    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! A complete list of application instructions as well as additional information is available on the attachment. Students may also view an abstract example and abstract template.

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. Ohio EPA Scholarship

    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. More information can be found on their website.  Application deadline is April 15th.

  29. NDPRB Scholarship

    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. For a full description, please view the attached flyer. Applications are due April 17th.

  30. 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. 

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. University Mental Health Resources

    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. Students can push 2 to reach a mental health counselor at any time.

    CCS has suspended onsite and in person services, including those at embedded locations, through at least May 3, 2020.  You are still able to connect with a counselor  for a 30 minute phone or video consultation using Carmen Zoom or Skype. These consultations are offered 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday in order to check in with students, problem solve, and offer support.  Students will need to share their address/location at the time of the call.

    Students can access many self-help tools that are available on the CCS website at . The CCS COVID-19 updates page linked to the website is a great resource. On that page, students will find helpful coping skills such as the mental health strategies video series. This time that can be difficult for many. All students are encouraged to check that out.

    This link also contains some great information for coping right now:

    If you encounter a suspected emergency situation with any student during this time, crisis support is available by calling CCS at 614-292-5766. If this happens with the student remotely located, please try to get as much contact information about the student such as name, phone number, OSU dot #, and address where they are currently located. If you suspect safety is at risk or compromised at that time for the student or anyone they are with, please call 9-1-1. They will help immediately regardless of where the student is physically located. After you have done one of the steps above, please let me know of the situation so that follow up contact attempts can be made with the student. Please make sure to provide me with the best way to reach you right now too.

    This is an unusual time for all of us. Please practice good self-care, social distancing, and stay safe. Additional information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available at . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program is still available by contacting 614-292-4700 or 800-678-6269.

    A full list of available counselors in the college can be found here

  34. CFAES Mental Health Counselor

    Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr. Wirt holds counseling sessions in Ag Admin Room 100 four days a week and is in Lincoln Tower on Wednesday. See the attached if you’re interested in making an appointment.

  35. Portfolium Resource Page

    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 create a professional, online digital portfolio. In today’s world, employers seek evidence of career-relevant skills and competencies beyond listings on a resume. Students at all levels can easily create evidence-based credentials. In other words, attaching documents, videos, audio files, graphics, coding samples and presentations help demonstrate your knowledge and abilities.

    You should have already received your Portfolium invitation with the subject: “Access your CFAES Portfolium.” The email contains a link to activate your free verified account within the CFAES network using your Ohio State credentials.  If you missed the initial email, you can also join by using the Portfolium Resource Page.

    For more information or inquires, contact Elaine Eberlin.