Student Newsletter : February 1, 2016

  1. Human and Professor Interactions

    Have you ever wanted to get to know your professors more outside the classroom?  Have you ever wondered if they were real human beings that did crazy things in their youthful years or have lives outside their office?  Now is your opportunity to get to know your favorites a little better during an evening of fun “speed meetings” and friendly competition!  Join us in the Animal Sciences Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 5:30 pm for food, fun, and fellowship.  Check out the flier attached and RSVP to Rachael Adams by Monday, Feb. 8th if you plan to attend for a food count.

  2. Animal Welfare and Behavior Club

    Animal Welfare and Behavior Club will be having their next meeting February 4th at 5:30 pm in Animal Sciences 210. Tara Gifford will be presenting on equine behavior and training

  3. Dairy Judging Team

    Congratulations to the OSU Dairy Judging Team (Laura Bond, Colton Harstine, Ella Jackson, and Meghan Sanders) as they finished 2nd in the Jersey breed at the Fort Worth Stock Show in Texas. Ella Jackson was 5th high individual overall, placing in the top 5 in two breeds, as well as 3rd high individual in reasons.  

  4. Professional Development Night

    CFAES is hosting a Professional Development Night titled "Creativity in the Workplace" on February 2 from 7-9pm at the 4H center. Tickets are $5 currently available in Ag Admin 100 and Kottman 210. A ticket purchase will allow you in to the 4H center and include a 3 course catered dinner. Check out the flyer for more information! 

  5. 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.

    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 see various classrooms, the Oval, the Union, a dorm room, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). To sign up, simply fill out the form. If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Klopfenstein.

  6. Farm Business Management

    Application deadline: February 2

    Oink Moo Cluck Farms is seeking a farm business management intern to assist with its day-to-day operations during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Internship tasks include:
    - Develop and implement farm marketing efforts
    - Basic banking and accounting for the farm
    - Completing purchase orders for products and farm inputs
    - Coordinating logistics for and fulfilling customer orders
    - Managing customer relationships
    - Represent farm regularly at farmers markets and other events
    - Seeking new sales opportunities at farmers markets and with specialized retail outlets [restaurants etc].
    - Animal care and farm work as needed
    Qualified applicants should possess basic proficiency in marketing efforts, social media management, finance, tracking inventory, and animal husbandry. Ideal candidates will be self-starters, creative, effective communicators, sales-oriented, organized, capable of focusing on details, personable with customers, and have a mind towards growing the company.  Applicants from farm backgrounds are preferred but not required. Current juniors and seniors are also preferred, but all applicants will be considered.

    Apply via Hireabuckeye with the Job ID: 25296841.

    The hours are part-time during school semesters and full-time during the summer, with Saturday work required.

    The farm is located in Sunbury, OH (Rt 36 just north of Columbus), but the processing facility is located in northern Ohio.

    Although this is advertised as an internship, it can become a full-time, year-round job after graduation. Graduating students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

  7. Laboratory Animal Technician

    QTest Labs is seeking 4-5 students to work a few hours a day as a Laboratory Animal Technician. Students will have the primary responsibility for overseeing the animal husbandry on a day-to-day and study-to-study basis, perform daily animal care and daily routine cleaning of labs and offices, and perform study-specific skill sets as required. Please view the attachment for further details. Interested students should send a resume to Jay Schmidt, Director fo Operations.

  8. Kalahari Safari Adventure Internship

    Safari Adventures at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH is looking for strongly motivated and hard working individuals ready for a hands on experience in a AZA accredited zoo. During the course of the internship, students will have the opportunity to work with many different types of animals including giraffes, kangaroos, zebra, lemurs, tiger cubs, and so much more. Attached is the description of what the internship will entail, along with the application and a previous intern’s letter describing her past experience with our program. Applications are being accepted now through March 1 for the summer 2016 season. Please contact lead zookeeper Erin Engelhart with any questions regarding the internship or the application process.

  9. Wild Horse Rescue Internship

    Wild Horse Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit public charity located on a rural McDermott property in Scioto County, Ohio. Many of the horses have been abused or starved at one point in their lives and need human interaction.  Wild Horse Rescue uses natural horsemanship methods along understanding herd behavior to see how the horses react to pressure.  The intern will be supervised and assisted when needed for safety purposes. The intern should live in the area and provide their own transportation to and from the facility.  This is an unpaid opportunity, but the intern will gain benefits that extend to knowledge of equine handling and behavior that has been gained from more than 55 years of experience working with troubled horses.  Work schedules would be flexible.

    Interested interns can contact Betty Davison with resume and contact information.

  10. Summer Experience in Equine Management

    The emphasis of this program is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground training techniques including halter breaking, lungeing, longlining, and ground driving. Students become proficient at stallion handling, semen collection, and processing as well as broodmare management. More information can be found on the attached flyer. Applications are due February 15.

  11. Summer Experience in Farm Management

    The Summer Experience in Farm Management introduces students to the modern farm as a business, which has as its objective the conversion of plants into milk and meat. All students will be asked to work long hours on occasion, but no more so than would normally be expected on a dairy farm. Students work approximately every other weekend. The application deadline is February 15 and can be found on the attachment.

  12. Summer Experience in Undergrad Research

    Positions are now available for paid undergraduate research at Miner Institute's Forage Lab. Each student will become involved in an independent study project in one of the areas which is the focus of Miner Institute’s research program: dairy nutrition, dairy behavior, equine behavior, dairy reproduction, equine reproduction, crops, nutrient management, and calf management. Each student will work with a faculty member to plan, conduct, and summarize the project. At the end of the summer, oral and written reports will be presented. Please view the attachment for further details. Applications are due by February 15.

  13. Part-time BEEFonomics Positions

    The Ohio Beef Council is offering a few part-time positions for juniors, seniors or recently graduated students. Check out the attachment for more details.

  14. USTA Internship

    The U.S. Trotting Association is going to have 2 internships next summer in our Information & Research Department.  Interns will perform tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data for the USTA, its members and customers. Responsible for providing quality assurance as it relates to the performance data transmitted to the USTA by its member tracks and other registries. The USTA requires a minimum of one year college education in an equine studies or related program, extensive harness racing experience, and a brief training period, required at USTA offices in Columbus, Ohio. Please view the attachment for application details.

  15. AgCareers Internships

    Field is excited to bring internship opportunities currently available on our website from valued partners such as Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Smithfield Hog Production, Monsanto and many more! Check out this website for a full list of these internships or visit

  16. Calf Ranch General Manager

    A progressive calf ranch in the upper mid-west is looking for a general manager. Responsibilities would include oversight of daily activities, working with employee management, training and other various roles. Those interested should contact Ann Hoskins via email for more information. 

  17. Tech Services Representative

    The Technical Service Representative at Osborne Industries Inc is responsible for the installation, commissioning and field service of Osborne Industries Automated Swine Equipment. This position provides telephone and online customer support and provides training to customers on the proper use and operation of the equipment. Extensive travel is required both domestic and abroad. Skills in basic electricity to understand and troubleshoot electronics desired. Please view the attachment for application details.

  18. Select Sires Positions

    Select Sires, Inc. is seeking Livestock Technicians, Shipping Technicians and Processing Technicians at multiple locations. Work schedules and duties vary per facility for these non-exempt positions and employees are paid hourly wages. All work schedules are subject to change to meet departmental needs. Candidates must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and organized. Please view the attachment for all open positions. 

  19. NDPRB Scholarship

    National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), annually awards up to 11 $2,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy and is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  Check out the attachment for a copy of the application and scholarship details.  Information can also be found on their website. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 22.

  20. Udall Scholarship

    Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges? Have you demonstrated your commitment to the environment through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? If so, check out the Udall Scholarship! The Udall Foundation annually awards 60 scholarships of $7,000 each to sophomores and juniors across the country committed to careers related to the environment. Students interested in applying for the Udall must submit a complete application to Ohio State by February 8.

  21. College Scholarship Application

    All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2015-16 academic year by February 15. Students only need to fill out one application to be eligible for money from the college and departmental level. The simple on-line form requires a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups such as FFA, 4-H, and fraternities as well as list your chosen major.
    In order to be considered for a scholarship from the School of Environment and Natural Resources, students must complete the following supplemental information in addition to the CFAES Scholarship Application.
    Contact Dr. Pat Whittington with questions.

  22. Ohio Holstein Women's Scholarship

    The Ohio Holstein Women’s Scholarship is dedicated to the encouragement of deserving and qualified persons with a high school degree and with a dairy background to obtain an Associates, Bachelor’s or Masters Degree, or to start-up and continue in the dairy business. Applicants may be male or female and must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.25. Please view the attachment for further details and requirements. Applications may be found here and must be submitted by February 26.

  23. Pork Industry Scholarship

    Tthe 2016-2017 Pork Industry Scholarship application period is now open!   All college juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine are invited to submit an application for one of the scholarships.   The scholarship application and guidelines are located on with a direct link to the scholarship page located on the front page. The deadline for applications is February 18, 2016. For more information, please contact Chris Hostetler or check out the attached flyer.

  24. ADM Ag Services Scholarships

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), a world leader in agricultural processing, is awarding $1,000 scholarships to select college students who plan to enter an operations career in an ag-related field.
    To be considered for a scholarship, students must:
    ·         Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
    ·         Be a U.S. citizen
    Submit the following items by March 1, 2016:
    – A resume
    – A statement outlining personal and professional goals (no more than 500 words)
    – A statement demonstrating interest in pursuing an ag-operations career at ADM.
    Selected applicants will have the opportunity to interview with ADM representatives to further discuss their interest in a career at ADM.
    Visit to apply today.

  25. Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program

    Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. Preference goes to first or second year college students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields.
    All applications must be postmarked by February 5, 2016. Winners will be notified by mail in April 2016.