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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: December 9, 2018

Have a fun and safe Winter Break! 

In This Issue:









  1. Learning Communities

    Living on campus next year? Apply to live in a Learning Community! College Learning Communities include CFAES (Nosker House), SUSTAINS (Scott House), and Kellogg-Moser (Houston House). Current 1st year students can go to for more information on the applciation. Applications are due by Feb.1

  2. Animal Science Intangibles Course

    Are you interested in learning more about what you can do with your animal science degree and how to best prepare yourself to be successful?  Consider taking the 1 credit hour ANIM SCI 2700 course the first 7 weeks of spring term!  Careers, finding internships and full-time positions, building a stellar resume, crafting cover letters, and practicing your interview skills will all be part of the course.  Monday lectures 12:40-1:35 & small group recitations with students that have similar goals on Thursday’s from 4:30-5:25.  Contact Mariette Benage for more information.

  3. Holiday Trains

    Once again our Chair, Dr. John Foltz, has shared his train sets to help decorate for the holidays. This year, both 110 Animal Science Building and 116 Plumb Hall have trains. To celebrate, we're having a friendly competition between the offices! Join us as we see which office can collect the most canned and boxed food items to donate to a Columbus-area food bank!

  4. Agricultural Communication 5170

    The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership is excited to offer a new course in International Development Theory and Practice (Agricultural Communication 5170) this coming Spring Semester, taught by Dr. Mary Rodriguez.

    In this course, students will take an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to understanding international development and their role as future practitioners. Dr. Rodriguez brings years of experience and knowledge in international agricultural development to this course.

    If you have any questions about this course, reach out to Emily Wickham (.24). 

  5. Summer internship opportunity with Animal Ag Alliance

    The Animal Agriculture Alliance is currently accepting applications for summer 2019. Candidates should have a passion for agriculture, willingness to learn, and excellent oral and written communications skills. Interested candidates, please complete the online application formThe summer application deadline is December 15, 2018.

    They offer paid internship positions throughout the year (1 position in spring, 2 in summer, 1 in fall). All positions are full-time (40 hours/week) and based in the Alliance’s office located in Arlington, VA near the Courthouse Metro Station.

    Alliance interns assist with social media content production, research of key issues in animal agriculture, media monitoring, legislative tracking, developing reports and member resources and a variety of other projects along with supporting the Alliance team in executing projects like the annual Stakeholders Summit, College Aggies Online, trade show booths, marketing campaigns and more. Interns function as full-fledged members of the Alliance team and will be asked to contribute at a high level to help us achieve our mission of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork.

    To learn more about the Alliance, visit 

  6. Colebelle Farm Internship

    Colebelle Farm is a diversified operation focusing on a 120 cow dairy, 2 turkey houses, and roughly 400 acres of crops. Located in Augusta County just minutes off interstate 81 in Spottswood, Virginia, Kyle Leonard operates Colebelle Farm along with 3 employees. Colebelle Farm has been recognized for its excellence in milk production winning Quality Milk Production Awards from the Maryland and Virginia Milk Cooperative and consistently settles at the top of Cargill’s Turkey producers. They focus on producing a high-quality profitable product that allows the farm to continuously grow. If you want to learn how to operate a profitable farm, they want to talk to you! Food and housing provided, competitive wage based on experience. If this internship seems like something you would be interested in, see the attachment for more information. 

  7. New Zealand Farm Position

    Mitchell Agriculture Ltd. is a share milking business currently located in Southland, New Zealand. The business is owned and run by Danny Mitchell, a New Zealander, and Abby Nunes, an American from Virginia. They are looking to build a team for the 2019/2020 season and have several seasonal positions available. These positions run from late July through May. However, there will be one position available from late July through December. Through the winter (June - August) the cows will be in the free stall barns on a 100% grass silage diet. Calving begins August 1st and we will draft springers out intermittently and put them on pasture for the rest of the season. They will run a 6-person team. Calving begins 1st August and will be all hands-on deck and they will operate a 6 days on, 1 day off roster. You would be milking 3 of your 6 days on and doing other farm jobs the other three. During this period, they will provide dinner 5 nights a week. During the rest of the season we will run a 7 days on, 2 days off, 7 days on, 2 days off, 7 days on, 3 days off roster. During this roster each person will milk four of their seven days on. They will run a rotation that will allow every person to learn every job. Their goal throughout the season is to teach each of their staff principles of low input dairy farming, and the fundamentals of agribusiness management.

    If this position seems like something you would be interested in, see the attachment for more information. 

  8. Waterman Dairy Position

    The Ohio State Waterman Dairy is looking for students interested in gaining on farm experience within the dairy industry in areas of production, research, and outreach. Paid positions are open for Spring Semester 2019 employment and can fulfill internship requirements. During Spring Semester the Dairy will have a 60 cow nutrition trial in progress for 10 weeks. Students are needed to care for the cattle, clean stalls, deliver feed (ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs), and assist in collecting data. There are also positions available for milking, feeding, and calf feeding for the duration of Spring Semester. Besides general dairy chores other opportunities can be tailored to fit internship requirements or employee interests. Work hours outside of chore times are flexible and the farm is located within a mile of campus to allow convenient commute between or after classes. They are holding interviews the weeks of December 3rd and December 10th. Please email John Lemmermen (.3) or Bekah Meller (.5) to set up an interview time. See the attachment for more information. 

  9. Kennel Technician Position Opening

    A Vet Clinic located in Worthington will be looking for a kennel technician to work Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. The shifts on Saturday and Monday would be evening only, and duties would including cleaning the hospital in addition to caring for any hospitalized or boarding pets. Sundays would require coming in the morning and the evening to care for hospitalized/boarding pets. The position averages 6-10 hours per week, and pay starts at $9.25 per hour. They are accepting applications immediately, however employment would not start until the beginning of January. Anyone interested in the position can call at 614-885-3878 and ask for Kim, send an email expressing interest to, or stop in to the clinic at 5617 N. High Street Worthington, OH 43085.


  10. Windy Ridge Jerseys Internship Opportunity

    Windy Ridge Jerseys is seeking a summer intern for 2019. Duties would include, but are not limited to, assisting with morning milking chores, some evening milking chores, heifer and calf management, mixing total mixed ration for lactating herd, breeding, and herd health. Also includes assisting with general field work. Experience operating a skid steer and tractors is preferred. Typical hours would be 7 am to 5 pm, unless assisting with evening milking, with every other weekend off. Housing is included on farm. Windy Ridge Jerseys is owned by J and Rachel Hodge. They are located in Muskingum county, about 1-½ hours south of ATI campus; 3 miles from St Rt 83 and about 10 minutes from I-70 in New Concord, Ohio. Their herd consists of 130 lactating Registered Jerseys and 90 heifers. They farm around 200 acres, which includes corn, hay and pasture. In the spring of 2016 they added a new sand bedded drive-thru freestall barn including headlocks, cow brush, and Juno robot, as well as a new double 6 herringbone parlor. They take extreme pride and focus on producing high quality milk, high production, and genetics. Their herd is enrolled in the REAP program with American Jersey Cattle Association. Call or text J at 740-624-2204 with questions, find them on Facebook and Instagram @windyridgejerseys, and email your resume to

  11. CSEES Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Competition

    The Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for its 2019-20 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship competition under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Applications are being accepted for Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2019-20 fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are pursuing a course of study requiring advanced foreign language and area studies training. Eligible languages taught at Ohio State include Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, and Uzbek, however, subject to approval, fellowships may be used for study at other U.S. institutions, to study abroad, or for other languages.

    Applications are being accepted onlineThe fellowship deadline is February 1, 2019, 4:30PM EST.

    All students interested in applying should plan on attending an Information Session.

    • Friday, November 16, 2018, 11:30AM-12:30PM, Enarson Classroom Building, Room 100
    • Monday, November 19, 2018, 5:00PM-6:00PM, Enarson Classroom Building, Room 100
    • Wednesday, November 29, 2018, 2:00PM-3:00PM, Enarson Classroom Building, Room 100
    • Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Enarson Classroom Building, Room 100
    • Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:30PM-5:30PM, Enarson Classroom Building, Room 100

    Questions can be addressed to Eileen Kunkler, the Slavic Center assistant director, at

  12. Genetic Data Analytics Intern (2 positions)

    ABS-Global has two genetic internships open for summer 2019.

    The Intern will support ABS Global Beef or the ABS Global Dairy research and product development initiatives by supporting data related activities that include data mining, data pipeline development, and data analysis using various statistical and analytic tools. Additionally, the intern will generate information that will inform genetic strategies, genetic program development and custom genetic indices for the ABS proprietary genetic program.  This role will interact with individuals across the organization in support of these activities.

    The position will be located at ABS-Global headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. 

    Qualified candidates will possess a degree in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Genetics, Computer Science, Statistics or related field.  Strong analytical skills, familiarity with statistical packages (SAS, R, etc.), and experience with scripting or programming tools preferred.

    Graduate candidates (MS or PhD) are encouraged to attend along with individuals that plan to start a graduate program in Fall 2019.  Qualified undergraduates will also be considered.

    If you are interested in becoming a part of the ABS Global team, please fill out an application to ABS via the link below.

  13. Fine Swine, LLC. Internship

    This internship will be from May 20th, 2019 through August 2nd, 2019. This year is going to be very competitive, so keep that in mind while filling out the application. They will be unable to provide housing this year but will be more than willing to help candidates from out of state find housing for the summer. Students will be working as gestation and farrowing technicians to understand the day to day operations of a commercial sow farm. They will also be having a research project and intern meetings to help stay on track and make sure students are learning all they can with us during the summer.

    Students will be paid their starting salary which comes to $1,000 before taxes on the 15th and 30th of every month.  On farm clothing, boots, shampoo, and body wash will be provided. Students must have their own transportation to get to the barn. 

    The deadline for the application is March 15th at midnight. Please email the completed application to Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions regarding the internship please feel free to email Katie to get clarification.

  14. College of Veterinary Medicine Clerical Position

    The College of Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department is looking for a clerical student assistant. Job duties include performing general office assignments including data entry, answering phones, sorting and distributing mail, preparing agendas and fliers, maintaining office supply inventory, organizing and purging files, running errands in University vehicles both on and off campus, and various projects as assigned. For more information, see the attachment!

  15. Smithfield Hog Production Division Intern

    Smithfield is looking to fill a hog production internship positions. This intern will be assigned to a primary location where most of their ‘hands on’ experience will take place. The primary location will be discussed during the Internship application process and should be decided upon before the Intern starts work. Examples of the primary locations are the Sow Farm. In the primary location the intern will experience a ‘hands on’ experience in all the departments. For example in the Sow Farm Internship an Intern will rotate through the breeding and farrowing department. In the feed mill the departments include receiving, batching and loadout. If this seems like something you would be interested in, see the attachment for more information.

  16. Pony Express Veterinary Hospital Position

    The Pony Express Veterinary Hospital is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic candidate to fill a part-time Equine Assistant position.   Applicants should possess the ability to manage horses of different disciplines, demonstrate excellent horse-handling skills, be familiar with equine anatomy to include joints/injection sites, have knowledge of various x-ray views, and possess basic knowledge of medications and dosages.   This is a physically demanding job and applicants should have the ability to carry up to 50 pounds for a short distance, lead horses at a fast-paced jog, and have the physical strength to hold up the horse legs during exams/treatment. 

    Applicants should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, possess effective communication skills, and consistently provide clients with attentive, courteous and informative services. Clerical and administrative skills are also desired. 

    Please submit cover letter and resume outlining skills and qualifications to the Practice Manager at Facebook applications/resumes will NOT be accepted. 

  17. Cedar Rose Internship

    Cedar Rose Stallion Station is looking for a paid intern for the 2019 breeding season, running from January through mid-July. Cedar Ridge Stallion Station, as a branch of Casey Hinton Quarter Horses, is located in Whitesboro, TX (about an hour north of Dallas) and caters predominantly to the reining community. They provide all aspects of mare care, including artificial insemination, embryo transfers, foaling, and mare management. They will be standing five breeding stallions in 2019 including the $5 Million Sire, Magnum Chic Dream, and one of the Reining Triple Crown winner’s, Not Ruf At All. They also manage close to 150 ranch mares, recips, yearlings, and weanlings.

    Many of the necessary skills can be taught and/or honed, but a general knowledge of breeding is required and good horsemanship on the ground is a necessity. Salary will correlate with amount of knowledge. Housing will be provided, which includes all utilities and consists of a shared common area, kitchen, and bathroom, but a separate bedroom.

    For more information on the positon and directions to apply, please see the attachment

  18. Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship

    Applications are now being accepted for the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship at Michigan State University. As the dairies in our market area get more sophisticated, the required skills to service their needs as a nutritional consultant increase as well. Their field nutritionists are highly skilled and technologically savvy – built greatly on experience.

    The student will attend classes at Michigan State for three semesters and gain industry experience with Vita Plus on approximately a 35% full-time equivalency basis during the 16-month period. The student will also supervise a practical field research project.

    For more information on this position, please see the attachment. Applications must be submitted before January 4, 2019. The selection will be made shortly thereafter.

  19. Hilmar Dairy Farm Internship

    The Hilmar Dairy Internship program is accepting applications now through December 10, 2018 at 5 pm PST. The internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in dairy science, dairy management, animal science or vet science. They are looking for motivated, hard-working students interested in developing the skills to become herdsperson or dairy manager in California or Texas.

    The Hilmar Dairy Internship differs from other dairy internships. There are multiple local dairies hosting interns at the same time. Interns participate in group programs and social activities. Interns will have the opportunity to visit the other farms and learn from each other's experiences. Interns explore a wide variety of dairy skills and techniques that may include milking, feeding, cow comfort, breeding, heifer and calf management, computer systems, and more.

    Applications are only accepted online: Please direct any questions to: For more information, please see the attachment.



  20. Part-Time/Full-Time Kennel Technician Position

    Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital is looking for help with kennel work, cleaning, patient care, and assisting with client/patient visits. Their greatest needs are on weekday afternoons and weekends. They have a small, dedicated team of people who love animals and their people. Other like-minded folks are encouraged to apply. If this is something you would be interested in, email or call (614-889-2556) Dr. Donn W. Griffith. 


  21. Morse Road Veterinary Clinic Opening

    Morse Road Veterinary Clinic is looking for someone to work in a small, busy vet clinic. They need someone who is good with people, and animals. They are a canine and feline only facility. Assistants do it all; from cleaning and mopping, to filling prescriptions, helping the doctor and taking phone calls. They are looking for someone who has a real knack for self starting, and pays close attention to detail. The clinic is looking to fill the following shifts: Monday 8am - 6pm, Thursday Same hours, Friday Same hours, and Saturday 8am to Noon.

    Please call (614-885-8070) or email Ruth if you would like to apply.

  22. Tyson Foods 2019 Summer Internships

    Whether you’re looking for an exciting internship or a jumping-in point for a great career, Tyson Foods can help you find a future. Our College Relations and Internship teams are here to provide all the help you need to get started today charting a course for your career at Tyson. There are currently multiple internship opportunites. For more information on the various positions, see the attachment or visit the link!

  23. Paid Farming Apprenticeships in Rockport, Maine

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust is offering two apprenticeships at Aldermere Farm for individuals pursuing careers in agriculture. The lessons they learn go beyond the logistics of farm operations. During their time at the farm apprentices engage with the community through educational agricultural programs, which teach about the local food system—food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management – through the lens of environmental conservation and community well-being. Each apprenticeship will include a monthly stipend, benefits, shared housing, training and supervision. The duration of an apprenticeship may last from 6 months up to 2 years depending on an apprentice’s needs.

    An apprentice can choose to specialize in general farm operations or cattle management. Both will gain experience managing all facets of a 136-acre property and beef farm operation, including pasture, field and woodlot management; building and equipment upkeep; the logistics of hay and baleage production and rotational grazing; and developing annual plans to manage a herd’s health, reproduction, and nutrition. Apprentices also help lead ag programs for youth, like the Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club and the Farm Hands after-school program. Previous experience farming and educating youth and/or adults are preferred.

    More information about Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Aldermere Farm is available online at For more information about the apprenticeships and to apply, contact the Aldermere Farm office at or 207-236-2739.

  24. BARK Full and Part-time Positions Available

    BARK is what happens when a bunch of crazy dog people turn an obsession into a profession. Their office is filled with dogs barking and burping, wrassling and chirping. (And laughter. Lots of laughter!) They're looking for hard-working, dog-loving folks to join our pack and help create wonderful new ways to make dogs happy. BARK is currently looking to add new people to their team! They have full and part-time positions available. Visit the link for more info!

  25. Stringtown Animal Hospital Vet Assistant Opening

    Stringtown Animal Hospital is looking for a Vet Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities include assisting with patient care, hospital cleaning and stocking. Good wages, great experience and a fun team to work with. Part time or full time hours possible. For further information, email resume to or request application from


  26. Diamond Creek Farm Internship

    Diamond Creek Farm has an internship position open for summer 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for college students looking to break into the equine industry! Interns will be provided with housing, including utilities, and $400 salary per week. For more information, see the attached flyer. Please email your resume and references to with “Internship” in the subject line. You will recieve a reply with a questionnaire of your experience and interests.

  27. Provimi Dairy Research Internship

    Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, they create customized ingredient blends and management programs to fit each situation. Their research-proven management and nutrition technologies suit the specific needs of our diverse array of customers. And their animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer.

    As a research intern, you will be responsible for coordinating research trials and collecting data on the health and growth of young calves. You will learn more about Cargill Animal Nutrition and the wide variety of career opportunities within their business. Challenging projects, along with the chance to interact with various Cargill employees make this a valuable work experience.

    For more information, visit this link. Feel free to reach out to Larissa Deikun by phone (614) 314-6211 or by email

  28. National Turkey Federation Internship

    The National Turkey Federation has protected and advocated for the various interests of the turkey industry since 1940. NTF’s mission is to be the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry and to provide services that enhance its members’ ability to provide consumers with high quality, nutritious products. There is an internship position available with NTF. Applicants must be a recent graduate or have completed their junior year and are enrolled in a degree-granting program in an undergraduate school during the internship. Pursuit of, or degree in, agriculture, communications, public health, and/or political science studies strongly desired. Strong consideration will be given to those interested in poultry science. Please send a resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to Sarah Trujillo - For more information on this position, please see the attachment

  29. Valkyre Stud Internship Opportunity

    Valkyre Stud is a commercial thoroughbred operation located in Central Kentucky. They are currently seeking qualified interns to participate in their Spring educational program that will provide hands on experience in the areas of foaling, reproduction and general herd care. The position offers daily interaction with professionals that specialize in reproduction, diagnostic imaging, foal podiatry and dental equine therapy. The Fall intern program encompasses sales preparation and participation in the public auctions held in Lexington.

    The position offers living accommodations, which includes utilities, and salary based on experience. Successful interns will have the opportunity to continue employment on a full-time basis at the farm. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, forward an introductory letter and resume to

  30. Experienced Horse Care Position

    Experienced Horse Care Needed, Including Farm Manager; 2-3 positions available; ideal for couple

    Nonesuch (Versailles/Lexington), KY

    Seeking experienced equine professionals for a 54 acre private horse farm. Responsibilities include caring for retired and rescued horses, barn and farm oversight including stall cleaning, feeding & medication management, and turnout. Must be able to coordinate with veterinarians and farriers, maintain a clean barn and administer horse first-aid and medication. Rehab/special needs experience preferred. Farm maintenance such as mowing, weed-whacking, fence mending and equipment management preferred, but can train. Possible on-site housing provided if needed. Must be authorized to work in the USA, drug & smoke free. Background check. References required. Email resume or summary of qualifications and salary requirements to:

  31. Ruminant Nutrition Consultant

    Nobis Agri Science, a family owned company that has established itself over 40 years as the leader in dairy nutrition, provides a portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and solutions that address nutrition requirements for better animal health and performance. It is our goal to fulfill the requirements and expectations of our customers, employees, and suppliers with products and services unparalleled in the industry.

    At Nobis Agri Science, you will join a passionate team that works together to create economical solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities that our progressive customers demand. Our company is growing and making exciting changes within the organization. There are opportunities for growth based on performance, dependability, loyalty and the willingness to go above and beyond for our customers.

    Nobis Agri Science has an excellent career opportunity for a Ruminant Nutrition Consultant. Be part of an expert team inside of a reputable, financially stable, long term player in the animal nutrition business. In this role, you will be mentored and will work with existing clients and work to forge new relationships and develop new business.  The successful candidate will have the qualifications and desire to provide first class customer service and innovative solutions to modern, large herd dairies that result in successes for the dairy producer.

    If this is something you would be interested in, see the attachment for more information. 

  32. Genetic Data Analytics Intern

    ABS-Global has two genetic internships open for summer 2019. The intern will support ABS Global Beef or the ABS Global Dairy research and product development initiatives by supporting data related activities that include data mining, date pipeline development, and data analysis using various statistical and analytic tools. Additionally, the intern will generate information that will inform genetic strategies, genetic program development and custom genetic indices for the ABS propriety genetic program. This roll will interact with individuals across the organization in support of these activities. This position will be located at ABS-Global headquaters in Madison, WI. 

    Qualified candiates will possess a degree in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Genetics, Computer Science, Statistics or related field. Strong analytical skills, familiarity with statistical packages (SAS, R, etc.), and experience with scripting or programming tools preferred. Graduate candidates are encouraged to attend along with individuals that plan to start a graduate program in Fall 2019. Qualified undergraduates will also be considered. 

    If you are interested in this position, send an application to this link

  33. Rhinebeck Equine Veterinary Assistant Position

    Rhinebeck Equine is the largest equine referral hospital in the Hudson Valley with board certified specialists in surgery (2), internal medicine, theriogenology, and ophthalmology. They also have a large field service team servicing horses on the farm in the region. Their focus at Rhinebeck Equine is outstanding patient and client care and also making sure we provide an outstanding work environment. What makes their hospital work so well is the teamwork and support each of their co-workers give to each other. Rhinebeck Equine offers an exciting, fast-paced, and client-centered work environment, complete with a great group of people who are supportive, helpful and goal-oriented. They offer a competitive wage, excellent benefits package, and continuing education opportunities. Your responsibilities will include assisting the surgeons on the road with lameness exams, radiographic and ultrasound imaging, prepping for joint injections, taking notes, invoicing and helping with minor surgical procedures. You will also be asked to help where needed in the Hospital which could include helping in surgery and bone scans. There may be a time where you may have to assist some of our field service veterinarians. This is a full-time position with a minimum of 36 hours a week. During their busy season in the spring and summer, the work week can potentially go to 40+ hours. The work week runs from Monday-Thursday (+/- Friday) from about 9 am-5 pm (sometimes later than 5). Excellent customer service and computer skills, and horse knowledge are vital to this role. Your horse handling skills will play a part in the hiring decision. Please highlight your experience in these areas in your resume and cover letter, along with your anticipated wage. Please note that resume submissions without an accompanying cover letter satisfying the criteria above will not be considered.

    If you are interested in joining their team please send your resume to 

  34. Rhinebeck Equine Veterinary Technician Position

    Rhinebeck Equine is the largest equine referral hospital in the Hudson Valley with board certified specialists in surgery (2), internal medicine, theriogenology, and ophthalmology. They also have a large field service team servicing horses on the farm in the region. Their focus at Rhinebeck Equine is outstanding patient and client care and also making sure they provide an outstanding work environment. What makes their hospital work so well is the teamwork and support each of their co-workers give to each other. They are now hiring for a permanent, full time Licensed Veterinary Technician to work in their hospital. Would you like to combine your love of horses with a busy and hands-on job opportunity? Are you looking for a supportive, professional environment in which to grow your career? Do you want to make a difference in the health of horses? Rhinebeck Equine offers an exciting, fast-paced, and client-centered work environment, complete with a great group of people who are supportive, helpful and goal-oriented. They offer a competitive wage, excellent benefits package, and continuing education opportunities. As an LVT you will be responsible for providing treatments, preparing and administering medications, performing physical exams, passing nasogastric tubes, placing catheters, running fluids, and assisting with diagnostics to our hospitalized patients. As well, you will assist with surgery and nuclear scintigraphy, You will also be responsible for recording treatments and observations in medical records and reporting any abnormalities to the intern veterinarian on the case. You will also assist in the general care and cleaning of our equine patients and their surroundings. Excellent customer service skills, computer skills, and horse knowledge are vital to this role. Your horse handling skills will play a part in the hiring decision. Please highlight your experience in these areas in your resume and cover letter, along with your anticipated wage. A Veterinary Technician License is a must for this position. Please note that resume submissions without an accompanying cover letter satisfying the criteria above will not be considered.

    If you are interested in joining their dynamic and innovative team, or you have any questions related to the position or requirements, please forward your resume and cover letter to 

  35. Arlosy Inc. Farm Hand Position

    Arlosy Inc. is looking to fill an open position; the position will assist in milking 120 Holstein cows, feeding cows, feeding calves, and field work. Milking is done in a double 8 parallel parlor with high and low lactating groups and a sick pen. Feeding cows requires experience driving a tractor and operating a TMR mixing cart. Field work depends on the season, but they grow about 1,200 acres of crops of soybeans, corn, wheat, and hay. All training will be provided. Schedule is flexible with proper communication to supervisor. Employee must have reliable transportation, housing, and a valid driver's license. If this is a position you would be interested in, please see the attachment for more information.  

  36. ST Genetics Position Opening

    ST Genetics at South Charleston is looking for part- and full-time staff for working with dairy calves. The facility is about 35 minutes from campus. Contact Bob Hostetler at if you are interested.

  37. Dairy Operations Manager Position

    Washington State Universtiy is looking to hire a Dairy Operations Manager. The Dairy Farm Operations Manager is responsible for the management of the Department of Animal Sciences Dairy herd (Knott Dairy Center). The manager is responsible for the planning, timing, and directing of personnel resources and facilities for major milking cow herd and replacement heifer events (calving, breeding, milking, nutrition and feeding, health care, forage utilization, and pasture schedules, milk and livestock sales). This position coordinates resources, time and facility issues, communications and organizational issues to coordinate multiple research, extension , and class usages. Additionally, the manager teaches classes and advises students as assigned by the department chair. The Dairy Farm Operations Manager is an important representative of the Department of Animal Sciences, WSU, and the dairy cattle industry. If this is something you would be interested in, please visit the link

  38. Administrative Assistant and Youth Program Coordinator

    Ohio Cattleman is looking to fill a position. The position requires excellent customer service and phone skills. It involves general office work, including managing various computer databases, receptionist duties, shipping materials and mailings, ordering supplies, and coordinating storage and display materials. The position provides event, communications and graphic design support for other staff members. Graphics design skills and proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop are preferred. Cattle industry background is preferred, but not required. If this is something you would be interested in, see the attachment for more information. 

  39. Director of Communications and Managing Editor Position

    Ohio Cattleman has a new position available. The position is responsible for all OCA internal and external communications. Internal communications includes production of the Ohio Cattleman magazine, member e-newsletters and graphic design work for association programs.  External communications includes distribution of press releases, regular updating of association websites, and management of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts.  Similar communications functions also required for the Ohio Beef Council. Position requires excellent writing skills and publication layout and design skills including a high proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Cattle industry background is preferred. If this is something you would be interested in applying for, see the attachment for more information. 

  40. Fresh Mark Technical Services Technician Position

    Fresh Mark Technical Services has a full-time senior research and development technician position available. Responsibilities for this position include product testing, specifications, product nutritional information, formulations, customer samples, and maintaining computer generated data for all facilities. For full position description and resposibilities, see the attachment.

  41. Interested in Working with Thoroughbreds?

    Have you been looking for a full-time position related to the equine industry? Thoroughbred Daily News has a large list of various career postings. Check out the link here

  42. The 16th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is calling for abstracts for the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

    The CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum provides a means for undergraduate students to share their research with members and friends of the OSU community; recognizes the significant contributions to research by OSU undergraduates; and facilitates exchange between students, faculty, and the public. Participation in this event will prepare students for the OSU Spring Undergraduate Research Festival.

    Students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program in CFAES and the School of Environment and Natural Resources are invited to participate, provided they have a CGPA ≥ 2.5 and are engaged in supervised research projects in the area of their major. If a research project is ongoing and will not be completed by March 1, a research-in-progress summary may be submitted in lieu of an abstract.


    • All participants will be rewarded with a $50 gift card from Barnes & Noble!
    • Research that has been presented in another venue is welcome.
    • By submitting an abstract, the student agrees to present the research at the Forum.
    • Final presentations are in the form of poster presentations and will be judged by faculty.

    Further information may be obtained by contacting Pat Whittington ( or Susie Sheller ( in the College office, 100 Ag Administration Building, (614) 292-3590. Registration opens November 13, 2018 online at

    Abstracts will be accepted through Friday, January 25, 2019. No late abstracts will be accepted. 


  43. Various Research Opportunities

    Research positions are available for undergraduate students who are interested in research in the Department of Animal Sciences.  Applicants must commit to full-time research over a 10 week period during summer 2019 and participate in the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum spring semester 2020.  Successful applicants receive a $3500 stipend.  The award is distributed in two parts: $3000 is disbursed into your student account at the beginning of the summer of research and the remaining $500 is disbursed upon participation in the CFAES undergraduate research forum.  Research positions are located on the OSU Columbus campus and at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio.  Positions include:

    • Poultry Gut Health
    • Skeletal Muscle Growth & Development
    • Mastitis & Mammary Physiology
    • Ruminant Nutrition & Microbiology
    • Nutritional Immunology & Developmental Nutrition
    • Equine Management & Health
    • Cattle Reproduction
    • Ruminant Nutrition & Nutrient Management
    • Molecular & Cellular Biology
    • Ruminant Nutrition & Metabolism

    Visit: for detailed position descriptions and the application.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, February 1, 2019.

  44. NAAB Doak Graduate Fellowship

    The NAAB Doak Graduate Fellowship is a unique opportunity for individuals planning to pursue a career in the bovine genetic improvement industry to earn a Master of Science degree in bovine genetics or bovine male reproduction physiology. This is intended for individuals who have long term aspirations in the genetic improvement industry as exemplified by Dr. Gordon Doak, who dedicated 42 years to developing NAAB programs. The fellowship is open to any candidate who has completed a 4-year degree and seeks an advanced degree at a major US university with an approved research project under the guidance of mutually agreeable advisor. If this is something you would be interested in, please see the attachment for more information. 

  45. Summer 2019 FLAS - Latin America

    The Center for Latin American Studies at Ohio State is seeking undergraduate applications for their Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program.

    The program offers summer and academic year fellowships for students who are pursuing a degree and need advanced training in language and area studies. Fellows receive a tuition and fee credit to subsidize enrollment in language and/or area studies coursework as well as receiving a stipend! Fellowships are open to students in any major who are interested in learning Portuguese, Quechua, or another language of Latin America (not including Spanish).

    For more information, please see the attachment

  46. Panama Study Abroad

    Animal Science majors, this is your calling! Study abroad for 10 days in May 2019. Don't let finances keep you from applying, departmental and college scholarships are available! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Kelly Newlon ( 

  47. Become a CFAES ambassador!

    Are you interested in applying to be an Ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)? To learn more about what the CFAES ambassador team is all about, attend an information session, which will be held at 5:15pm on Thursday, January 17 in room 108 of the Agricultural Administration Building. This is an optional activity to learn more about the application and interview process. We will have current ambassadors in attendance to share their experiences. Feel free to attend if you are considering submitting an application for the ambassador team—food provided. If you are planning to attend the Ambassador Info Session, please RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

    If you would like to apply to be a College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ambassador, the application is currently available online.  Click here to learn more about becoming an ambassador.  The application is due on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.  CFAES Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate students selected to represent the college to prospective students and guests, alumni, and donors.




  48. Tyson Foods Beyond Fresh Meat Short Course

    AMSA is excited to once again partner with Tyson Foods to host the 3rd Annual Beyond Fresh Meats Short Course in Springdale, AR. Students will work with academic peers and industry professionals to receive hands on experience in Tyson's state of the art industry pilot plant and test kitchen facilities utilizing the content covered in lectures. The course will run from February 22-24, 2019.

    Registration will open in November through a link posted on the AMSA website under the Events and Education tab. Student lodging and meals will be provided and registration will be $50 per student. The course will be limited to 50 undergraduate/graduate students who are AMSA student members. Registration will be open to two students from each university initially and then additional students may be permitted based on availability. The course will also be available to university professors/faculty with registration being $50/professional plus the cost of transportation and lodging. Contact Rachel Adams with any questions.

  49. HOSA-Future Health Professionals

    HOSA-Future Health Professionals at The Ohio State University is a great way for students to network and compete internationally in their chosen field of study.  HOSA is an established international organization that empowers students through leadership in the global health community. Every year students can compete statewide and internationally in events such as Clinical Nursing, Medical Terminology, CPR/First Aid, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Science and many more! This year they are working on going to the International Leadership Conference held in Disney World! These competitions consist of knowledge based tests, memorized skill performances, presentations, speeches, and many other different types of tests depending on the profession or category chosen. More information can be found at Scholarships are due March 15th

    If interested, please email for more information.

  50. ID SCOPE

    The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) launched the Infectious Diseases Student Community of Practice and Engagement (ID SCOPE) in partnership with the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, a center within the Glenn College. The ID SCOPE is open to all students, regardless of major or rank as they are trying to engage students from all disciplines given the broad nature of the infectious disease grand challenge/wicked problem. The ID SCOPE features weekly discussion and engagement sessions (Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm) on current infectious disease topics, linking various disciplines, public policy, human behavior and legal components. It also provides research opportunities as well as on-going student mentoring in “soft skill” development. See the attachment for more infomation. 

  51. Shades Club

    Shades Club is always looking to recruit new members! The purpose of Shades of Animal Sciences is to provide networking opportunities for multicultural students with a wide variety of interests, while focusing mainly on animals through education and service. Meetings are held on alternating Thursdays at 6:30pm in Plumb Hall 102. For more information, email the club or visit their facebook page! 

  52. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts Needed!

    Do you enjoy sharing your passion for Ohio State with others? Would you be willing to show high school students what it is like to be a Buckeye? The "Experience OSU for a Day" (EOFD) Program allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. These students visit CFAES frequently, and we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, we need your new schedule!

    EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for 1-2 weekdays each semester. Hosting is very flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Hosts are encouraged to take their shadow(s) to class, the Oval, the Union, a room in Nosker House, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). Hosting is open to any CFAES student who has completed at least one semester of classes at the Columbus campus. To sign up, simply fill out this form and email it to Katie Share at Please feel free to contact Katie Share if you have any questions.

  53. Towers Agricultural Honorary Accepting applications for 2018-2019 Class

    Towers Agricultural Honorary was founded in 1952 by Allan W. Smith, in an effort to establish an organization to honor individuals in agricultural fields demonstrating high levels of scholarship, strong leadership skills, and high moral character.  Towers is comprised of a variety of majors and backgrounds within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.  Any student in The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who has completed at least three academic semesters, or any transfer student who has completed one academic semester in agriculture and is at least a first semester sophomore, has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and has proven himself/herself outstanding in at least one extracurricular activity is eligible for membership.  Throughout the year, Towers' members are involved in a variety of group activities and events. A couple of our annual events include our Red Cross blood drives and an annual Member/Mentor recognition reception.

    To apply: Request an application by sending an email to with the subject line “Towers Honorary Application Request”.

  54. Love Volunteering? Love Primates?

    At A.P.E.S. (American Primate Educational Sanctuary) volunteers take on a role similar to that of a keeper in a zoo. They clean the cages, prepare meals, do dishes, prepare enrichment, and other upkeep that may need done. It requires a lot of hard work and they look for dedicated volunteers to help out. Volunteers are required to come at least one designated day each week and work for about 3-4 hours. Volunteering with A.P.E.S. is a very rewarding educational experience. If this seems like something you would be interested in, check out their website here! Feel free to reach out to Pam White (614)657-8944 with any questions. 

  55. Volunteer with The Mid-Ohio Foodbank

    The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is hoping to share some of their volunteer opportunities with students and faculty. They have a variety of projects available and would love some new volunteers! They are happy to host both individuals and groups at their activities. If you are interested please visit their website at


  56. 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

  57. 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.

  58. Handshake

    Ohio State has switched to Handshake - a modern career development platform for students to explore career employment, internships and other opportunities, based on their interests, major and skills. FisherConnect and Symplicity (CareerEngine, Hireabuckeye, FutureLink, Buckeye Careers Network) have transitioned to Handshake.

    Handshake offers many exciting new features, including:

    • Relevant feed of job and internship opportunities
    • News feed containing the latest information from career services offices and favorite employers
    • Resources specifically matching students interests

    Student accounts are preloaded and can be accessed at, using their name.# and password. Students will need to complete their profiles with details, such as work experiences, skills, interests and organizations. Next, students can explore the many resources and tools that are available in Handshake.  

  59. 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.

  60. Network with Alumnifire

    Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.

    Learn more here

    For questions or additional information feel free to contact us at 614-292-3314 or 800-635-8944.

  61. Animal Sciences Career Services Site

    The Career Services page on the departmental site has been redeveloped to hopefully make it more user-friendly. Check out helpful resources for building a resume, writing cover letters and more. There are resume templates that can be used to create a resume in case you don’t know where to start. In addition, there is an option for students to submit their resume and/or cover letters for review, prior to applying for internships or going to the career expo. Check it out!

  62. Ohio State Health & Wellness Resources


    Emergency: Dial 911
    University Police: 614-292-2121
    Student Advocacy Center: 614-292-1111
    Student Judicial Affairs: 614-292-0748
    Counseling and Consultation Services: 614-292-5766
    OSU Suicide Prevention: 614-221-5445
    Campus Advocacy Program for Survivors of Sexual Violence: 614-292-4527
    BART (For witnesses or victims of discrimination): 614-688-8449
    Student Health Services: 614-292-4321
    Office for Disability Services: 614-292-3307
    Multicultural Center: 614-688-8449
    Student Wellness Program: 614-292-4527
    University Housing: 614-292-8266

  63. Job Search Sites

    Job search

    In addition to company websites, below is a list of websites that you might find helpful in your search for a full-time position, or even internship experience.

    Ag Explorer

    Handshake (the OSU Job Database)

    Animal Science Jobs

    Ag Careers 

    Continental Search (Specific for Animal Agriculture)

    Federation of Animal Science Societies (Mostly Higher-Education Animal Science Positions)

    Equistaff (Equine-Specific)

    American Association of Zoos & Aquariums 

    American Associations of Laboratory Animal Science

    American Meat Science Association

    Ohio Hiring Management Systems

    Sciences Crossing

    Kimble Group