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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: February 5, 2017

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  1. A graduate research assistantship in range livestock research is available in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Idaho.


  1. On Tuesday February 7th, OSU Horsemen's Association will have there next meeting at the OSU horse barn. We will have a carpool leaving at 6pm in front of Plumb Hall. This will be an opportunity to have a hands on experience with the horses. As always pizza will be provided. 

  2. Have you ever wanted to test your animal science knowledge against your peers in a fun, competitive environment?  Create a team with three of your friends and compete against other teams on the evenings of Feb.

  3. Have you ever wanted to get to know your professors better outside of the classroom?  Now is your chance!  We will be hosting a fun evening of speed meetings and competitive games on Wednesday, Feb.

  4. The Ohio Soybean Council is seeking individuals to judge youth science fair projects at the 17 district science fairs across Ohio beginning in March. Judges will receive a stipend for a couple hours of judging, and a mileage reimbursement.

  5. Have you always wanted your adorable pet to be on the front page of our weekly newsletter? Well now you have your chance!!


  1. There is a 4-H Animal Sciences Intern position that will be available starting March 6, 2017. Please see the attached job description.

  2. ADA Mideast is looking for a Communications Intern for the summer! Intern will gain experience working in an association setting and utilizing communication skills such as writing, editing, graphic design, photography and social media.

  3. The Ohio State Waterman Dairy is looking for students interested in operating farm equipment and working with dairy cattle. Paid positions are open for Summer 2017 employment and can fulfill internship requirements.

  4. Sombrero Ranches is one of the largest guest horse operations in the country, currently running about 1500 head.  The company has been around for over 50 years and is still owned by the same family.  Each year, several of our stables hire people from around the country to come spend a summer in

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  6. OVERVIEW: Work Experience for Farm Management students includes milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvest. The students fit and show a string of dairy cattle at the local county fair.

  7. OVERVIEW: 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.

  8. Kalmbach Feeds is the lead pork producer in Ohio! They are looking for students who are ready to get a head start on their future career. Kalmbach Feeds is now offering a paid full-time internship at our Sow Units located across Northwestern Ohio.

  9.  This summer, be an intern in one of 12 OSU Extension offices, and make a difference! Apply by February 19, 2017

  10.  Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.

  11. There is a Communications/Marketing Intern Position now availble for this summer with COBA/Select Sires. The goal for this internship is to provide a wide range of experiences within the dairy industry and how the COBA/Select Sires cooperative supports and functions within the industry.

  12. Teun and Anja Verhoven are now managing the Mount Sterling Dairy, LLC (formerly Pro Milk Dairy) and they are looking for some full or part-time help with milking – see attached announcement. The farm is only about 25 minutes

  13. The OSU/ATI Dairy farm has internship opportunities available at the farm outside of Wooster, Ohio. The internship will be available from May through August and would be most suitable for those completing their Freshmen or Sophomore years.

  14. Pilot Dogs is hiring for a new position, Resident Attendant.  This position is a part-time non-exempt position.  

  15.               Dairy Herd Incorporated (DHI) located on Alton Darby Road in Columbus is looking for some additional help in their milk testing lab.

  16. Are you interested in gaining experience for veterinary school or applied animal health?  Are you also interested in working with veterinary students and capturing a glimpse into life in veterinary school?  The parasitology program in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an

  17. This program is applicable for qualified Veterinary Students, or Pre-Veterinary Students.

  18. The successful candidate should be competent with: assisting in physical examinations, handling and restraining animals, managing care and treatments, client education, using computers to enter medical notes and treatments, and setting up and maintaining treatment areas and supplies.

  19. Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, located in Ocala, Florida, is looking for spring and summer interns for placement in their hospital (surgery/medicine/sports medicine), their equine reproduction center, and in their ambulatory department.  Details and deadlines are

  20. Looking to learn or expand your horsemanship skills through everyday barn tasks and ranch riding?

    Looking to learn how to manage your own barn and/or boarding facility?

    Looking to gain more experience working with and handling horses?

  21.  Cargill will again be looking for outstanding students that are looking for an opportunity to get a better understanding of what a Dairy Consultant does as well as to challenge themselves on doing a meaningful project during the summer of ’17.

  22. Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital is looking for a couple students that would like to work evenings and weekends. They need students who have some skill and are reliable. You would be working as assistants in the treatment area and exam rooms as well as the reception desk.


  1. Spy Coast Farm is currently hiring in Lexington, KY. They are looking to fill the position of an assistant broodmare manager for the Broodmare and Breeding Division.


  2. Still Water Equestrian Farm located near Cincinnati is seeking a full-time, barn manager/foreman. Experience in equine management is preferred. Responsibilities to this key position include; but are not limited to:

  3. Organix Recycling was incorporated in 2009 for the explicit purpose of diverting food from landfills to sustainable recycling facilities. They are the largest collector of supermarket food recyclables in the U.S. and serve 34 States and Puerto Rico.

  4. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware is seeking a Dairy Farm Manager.  The candidate will be involved in managing the day to day operations of the dairy farm consisting of about 100 milking cows and 30 heifers.

  5. Select Sires, Inc. is seeking a Dairy Analytics Support Specialist to administer Select Sires, Inc’s RePRO ReVIEW database and program. Position will be based in Plain City, Ohio and will report to Charles Sattler and King Smith.

  6. This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz.  It is both a strategic and a tactical position.  Those that do not want to get their hands dirty or build out a

  7. Modern dairy farm in Northeastern Vermont seeks highly qualified Herdsman to work with owners and employees in a team approach to accomplishing our goals of higher and more efficient milk production, reproductive and transition health. 

  8. Job Description: Customer Service Representative
    Reports to: Office Manager
    Wage Structure: Salary 40-45 hours weekly

  9. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association was founded in 1979 and is a grassroots coalition of farmers, backyard gardeners, consumers, retailers, educators, researchers, and others who share a desire to build a healthy food system that brings prosperity to family farmers, meets the growing

  10. Founded in 1974 as a small family operation, Christensen Farms is now one of the largest, integrated food companies in the U.S. pork sector. Located throughout the upper Midwest, CF has operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota.

  11. Atlantic Lamb and Veal LLC is a growing meat processing facility, producing various products and shipping throughout the US and overseas located in Creston, Ohio. They are searching for a motivated Quality Assurance Manager with a strong understanding of the meat industry.

  12.  Michigan State University is the Pioneer Land Grant University and is an international leader in agricultural instruction. The Department of Animal Science is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, as well as, high quality farm centers and livestock.

  13. Meijer is looking for meat cutters/processors.

  14. The Animal Sciences Department at the Univ of Illinois is searching for a Poultry Farm Manager. 

    This position coordinates research activities and directs the daily operational management of the Poultry Research Unit in

  15. In the middle of farm country, on the old family farmstead and surrounded by farm ground, sits Witmer’s Feed & Grain.

  16. There is a great position available at QTest Labs as a laboratory animal technician! This is being offered for both full-time and part-time positions!

  17. See the attached position announcement for a dairy herd manager position at a 500-cow dairy farm in Bucyrus, OH. The position would involve mostly working with the herd health and breeding programs


  1. OVERVIEW: The work experience for Agricultural Research students will include learning research techniques and processes in a variety of areas including nutrient management, dairy cattle nutrition, agronomy, reproductive physiology of dairy cattle and horses, and dairy cattle behavior.

  2. The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University is now accepting applications for the David White Graduate Fellowship.

  3. Funding is available to students studying in animal sciences or a related discipline to conduct research with faculty located in Columbus and at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.  Applicants must commit to full-time research over a 10 week period during


  1. The scholarship application is now open to the Targeting Excellence program for supporting students with an interest in agriculture. Detailed information about the application process is located at this link.

  2. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc.

  3. All juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine, are invited to submit an application for consideration to receive one

  4. Seven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each will be awarded, and one $3,000 Farmer, Lumpe + McClelland Excellence in Communications Scholarship, which was founded to provide resources to young people with a passion for agricultural and business communication.  Also available to one

  5. ADM is awarding $1,000 scholarships to select college students entering careers in ag-operations.

  6. The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to recognize outstanding sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, or to Native American students pursuing careers related to tribal policy/tribal health care.

  7. All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2017-18 academic year.


  1. It is time to announce the launch of the 2016-2017 application cycle of the Cargill Global Scholars Program.

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    For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here.


  1. The Waldock Brothers Award recognizes an Outstanding Senior in Animal Sciences based on criteria including scholarship, leadership, and service to the Department of Animal Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University and the communities

  2. Alpha Zeta Partners, a co-ed agricultural honorary fraternity, is currently accepting applications for Class 19.

  3. 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.


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

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

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