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Student Newsletter: January 21, 2018

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

In This Issue:









  1. Tri-State Sow Housing Conference

    Interested in the swine industry? No experience? No problem! Dr. Pairis-Garcia is looking for undergraduate students interested in learning more about career opportunities in swine and connecting students with producers in the state of Ohio. This is an excellent opportunity to get your information out to producers and open the doors for future opportunities with internships and careers. Your information will be provided to producers during the Tri-State Sow Housing Conference on February 13, 2018. If you are interested in learning more, please provide a headshot and a short statement (no more than 100 words) on why/what you are interested in learning about the swine industry by January 29th, 2018. Information can be sent directly to Dr. Pairis-Garcia.

    Dr. Pairis-Garcia has provided the following short statement example:

    "My name is Monique Pairis-Garcia, I am an Assistant Professor in Animal Welfare and Behavior at Ohio State University. I grew up in Southern California and have an interest in veterinary medicine and welfare. Although I have experience working with dogs and horses, I am interested in gaining more hands on experience handling pigs and understanding how a large commercial operation runs. I will graduate in 2019. Contact information: ; 614-688-1968."

  2. Research Abstracts Needed!

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is calling for abstracts for the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum, scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Registration runs from November 1, 2017- January 26, 2018 online here.

    For more information, email Dr. Pat Whittington or Susie Sheller.

  3. Annual Departmental Student-Faculty Winter Mixer

    Do you want to get to know your professors better outside the classroom? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play a competitive game with your professors in animal science? Not to mention… FREE ADRIATICOS! The Winter Mixer is your perfect opportunity to socialize and have fun with your professors! The event will be held on Tuesday, January 30th in the Animal Sciences Arena at 5:00 PM. The activities will begin at 5:15 and run approximately two hours. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Hope to see you there!

  4. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts & Spring Semester Schedules 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 CFAES is in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit. If you were a host last semester, they 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 Abby Motter. Feel free to contact Abby if you have questions.

  5. Dogs Needed for Research Study

    Help with a research project and get an Amazon gift card? Sign me up!

    Every year, thousands of dogs are relinquished to shelters because of behavioral problems; often these dogs end up being euthanized because the behaviors they display make them unadoptable. By knowing if the dog is at risk for problematic behavior, researchers can better direct selection, breeding, and clinical management of dogs which will alleviate the burden of shelters and improve dog’s welfare. Therefore, the goal for this study is to evaluate the efficiency of these genetic markers for the prediction of problematic dog behavior with the idea of developing them into simpler diagnostic tools that can be used in a clinical setting.

    Participation in this study is very simple. You will need to sign a consent form, send a DNA sample (taken with a non-invasive, cheek swab), and respond to two questionnaires about the behavior of the dog. All this will be done by you at your home. One of the questionnaires must be completed online (it can be even done on a smartphone). Dogs can be purebreds or mixed breeds. They will provide a kit to collect the sample and include a prepaid envelope for you to send the sample. Once the sample and the consent are recieved, you will recieve a $5 Amazon gift card. 

    To participate in this study or for more information please, e-mail Dr. Isain Zapata and mention “Genetics of dog behavior study” in the subject of the message.

    Be sure to let them know how many dogs you have, what type of dogs they are, and if they related to each other. If you have several dogs but only one has the behavioral problems, still, let them know.

  6. Grow by FarmHer

    Attention women in agriculture programs! 

    FarmHer will be visiting Ohio State and putting on their "Grow by FarmHer" event on Friday, February 23, 2018. Their mission is to highlight the women in agriculture and the impact that they are having on our industry, while also providing young professional women with skills-building and networking opportunities. Don't mis this great opportunity! For more information, see the link for a video, visit their facebook page, or see the attached flyer. Tickets can be purchased here.  

  7. Club Calf for Sale

    There is a Shorthorn Plus Steer club calf for sale. The calf was born on February 7, 2017. For pictures and more information, please see the attachment or call 614-282-1154.

  8. NPB International Marketing Internship

    The National Pork Board is looking for an international marketing intern! In this role, the intern will gain hands-on experience with NPB’s international marketing initiative as NPB represents the U.S. pork industry on a global scale. The intern will seek to serve US pork producers by learning the challenges of international marketing through a trade and export lens. Applicants must be; pursuing a BS, MS or JD degree in ag business, marketing, economics, trade, international studies, law or other relevant field. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. This full time summer internships will begin approximately May 14, 2018 and continue through approximately August 10, 2018.

    Job description and application instructions are available at  The NPB website. The application deadline is February 2, 2018.

  9. US Trotting Association Internships

    There are two internships open with the US Trotting Association! Interns will perform tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data for the USTA, its members and customers. Likewise, interns will be responsible for providing quality assurance as it relates to the performance data transmitted to the USTA by its member tracks and other registries. Applicants must have a minimum of one year college education in equine related studies. For more information, see the attachment. If interested in the postion, submit your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Blough.

  10. Black Leg Ranch Internship

    Black Leg Ranch is offering an internship opportunity for the upcoming summer. The ranch is family owned on 17,000 acres and is located SE of McKenzie, ND, or 25 miles SE of Bismarck. We are a commercial cow/calf operation with 600 cows and graze an additional 2,400 head of cattle in the summer. The ranch also runs an outfitting business and an agri-tourism venue, however the internship will focus on the cattle side of the operation. Black Leg Ranch was the 2016 recipients of the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award for ND, as well as the 2016 NCBA National Environmental Stewardship Award Program.

    Job responsibilties include; assisting with calving, building/fixing fence, moving cattle, assisting with planting, assisting with haying, and various day to day ranch requirements. Interns will also be able to learn principles of Holistic Management, Intensive Grazing, Utilizing Cover Crops to build soil health and to cut winter feed costs, and practices to become profitable in a ranching business.

    Interns will be provided with on ranch housing and pay will be given as well as a potential bonus upon completion of successful internship. The program will run from May 20th- August 1st, and interns can expect to work Monday-Friday. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of the internship. Applications are attached and are due by March 10th! For more information on the ranch go to YouTube and search Black Leg Ranch. There are several videos highlighting what the ranch is all about.

  11. OSU/ATI Dairy Farm Summer Internship

    The OSU/ATI Dairy Farm has internship opportunities available at the farm outside Wooster, Ohio. The internship will be available from May through August and would be most suitable for those completing their Freshmen and Sophomore years. The internship will focus on the day to day application of management practices and the intern will rotate between four different jobs: Feeding, Milking, Calf and Heifer Raising, and Health and Reproduction.  The goal of the internship is to help the intern see how management decisions effect day to day operations, and also how worker performance effects management decisions.  You will also be exposed to management programs like PCDart, CowManager, and TMR Tracker, as well as working with other support personnel. Pay will be an hourly wage with a max of 38 hours per week. If necessary, they will assist you in finding housing in the Wooster Area. For more information or with any questions, contact Brandon Lawwill, Asst Herd Manager. 

  12. VT MARE Center Internship

    What could be more fun than to intern on a horse farm, learn about our research here, and join in all the fun 4-H activities for the summer?! There is an internship available at Virginia Tech Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center), a 420-acre equine research and education facility located in the heart of Virginia’s horse country. This is an immersive learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the equine industry and/or pursue post-baccalaureate education in graduate or veterinary school. This novel program provides substantive and authentic experiences that result in the ultimate equine internship experience. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved with ongoing research and Extension activities at the MARE Center. Current students may receive college credit if desired and will be responsible for tuition and fees. Transfer credits will be the student’s responsibility. Housing and utilities provided; students responsible for all other expenses. Start date May 21st, 2018 and exit date August 10, 2018. For more information, visit their website.

    Applications are due by 5:00 PM February 9th, 2018! Notification by March 1, 2018.


  13. Millenkamp Cattle Internship Opportunity

    Millenkamp Cattle is looking for an energetic, team-oriented intern that is passionate about animal health and dairy production to work on our calf raising facility and dairies to learn about large herd management. They are looking for a self-motivated individual that enjoys working in a primarily outdoor environment and is passionate about cows. Candidates must be current college enrollment (junior or senior status), or recent graduation. No freshman/sophomores, sorry, but please feel free to apply as upperclassmen! They use the internship as a way to evaluate potential employees for 2018/2019, meaning they prefer people who are not veterinary school-bound. For more information on this internship, please see the attachment. Applications are due January 30th!

  14. Miner Agricultural Research Institute Internship

    Various internship opportunities are available with The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. There are postions available related to dairy farm management, equine management, and agriculture research. Visit each link to learn more about the various opportunities! The application for the positions is attached. Applications are due February 15th

  15. 2018 Barn Manager Internship Opportunity

    A barn management internship position is available. The company is looking for equestrian students of any and all disciplines. Applicants must have good work ethic, be able to work on a schedule, and have reliable transportation. If interested, contact Eddie Landry at

  16. Zoetis Internship Opportunities

    Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, they deliver medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. The Zoetis Summer Intern Program offers students in the U.S. the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while working a collaborative and supportive environment. Their internship portal is now live. Students can learn more information about interships by visiting the link. With any questions, email Sue Denise

  17. USMARC 2018 Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

    The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), located in Clay Center, Nebraska, will be sponsoring a 2018 Summer Research Internship Program for undergraduate students. They have been exploring opportunities to strengthen ties between scientists at USMARC and faculty, staff, and students at various colleges and universities throughout the country. This program, at the undergraduate level, is an opportunity to guide students into the field of research.

    Below is a link to the USMARC Careers page with information about the 2018 program and the application process, along with the timeline for submission of applications. There are projects representing all research units: Genetics, Breeding, and Animal Health; Meat Safety and Quality; Nutrition & Environmental Management; and Reproduction. An application form, along with a list of supporting documents, can be found at this link: USMARC 2018 Summer Internship Program

    Application packages must be postmarked by February 5, 2018. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the advisor or professor to Janel Nierman or mail them to Attn: Janel Nierman, USMARC, PO Box 166, Clay Center, NE 68933. Applications will be considered incomplete if a letter of recommendation is not received.

    Student intern selections and offers will be made by March 16, 2018.

  18. Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship

    Applications are now being accepted for the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship.
    As the dairies in our market area get more sophisticated, the 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 challenge for a new college graduate to step into the role of dairy nutritionist and farm consultant is substantial.
    Many graduates welcome additional training after completing a bachelor’s degree to prepare them for future employment in this dairy consulting role. However, the only graduate funds available within a university system are in support of a focused research program.
    Vita Plus is dedicated to helping students prepare for a career in dairy consulting. By working cooperatively with the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they can offer a balance of classroom instruction, practical dairy research experience and additional training in an employee-owned feed company. Students selected for this fellowship work side-by-side with both the scientists and instructors at the prestigious University of Wisconsin, but also with the dairy nutritionists at Vita Plus. The student has a college advisor as well as an advisor/mentor at Vita Plus. As a result, the student can not only learn in the classroom and laboratory, but also apply that knowledge in real-life situations on the farm, working with Vita Plus staff. This is a unique opportunity to prepare for a career in dairy consulting.
    The details are on the attachment, but ,in summary, Vita Plus awards a fellowship every two years. They are now recruiting for the sixth student in this program to start in the fall of 2018. The student will attend classes at UW-Madison for three semesters and gain industry experience with Vita Plus on approximately a 35% full-time equivalency basis during the 18-month period. The student will be involved in a dairy science research project.
    Applications must be submitted before February 1, 2018. The selection will be made shortly thereafter.
  19. Hagyard Veterinary Assistant Internship

    Hagyard is currently accepting applications for the Hagyard Veterinary Assistant Internship program.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jamie O’Flynn.

  20. Tyson Foods 2018 Summer Internships

    Tyson R&D Foods is accepting applications to fill 7 internship postions for summer 2018. This internship will provide hands-on experiences and allow individuals to gain mentorship from highly experiences industry professionals. They are looking for Food Science and Meat Science (Animal Science with Meat Science emphasis) undergraduates (who are planning to go to graduate school) and current graduate students. If you are and undergraduate and plan on submitting an application or resume, be sure to include that you plan on going to graduate school. 

    The attached video shows the Tyson Discovery Center in Arizona and will help you understand what the internships will look like. For more information, see the attachment or email Neal Clark.

  21. Dairy Focused Commercial Sales Intern

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is looking for a summer commercial dairy intern. The intern will be assigned a sales mentor that they will ride with to become acclimated to the sales climate. They will call on direct producers and dealers in the assigned territory and become involved in data collection and market research work. The intern may be assigned a special project to complete during the internship period.

    They are interested in candidates that have a desire to pursue a career in Sales and/or Management that have had exposure to the agricultural field, and are willing to relocate after graduation. Candidates must be at least sophomore status with an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher, have a passion and interest in the feed industry, and are authorized to work within the United States. Candidates must have the ability to lift 50 lbs regularly, manage vehicle confinement for long periods of time, and manage on-the-farm conditions. Successful candidates will have superior verbal and written communication skills and be self-motivated with the ability to manage time and priorities.

    For more information, please see the attachment or email Rich Nisen.

  22. Bookmark Farms Job Opportunity

    Bookmark Farms is looking for full time barn and maintenance help. The position includes cleaning and bedding stalls, general maintenance and upkeep, dragging rings, and other misc. duties as needed. Possible management opportunities are available for qualified persons! Pay is $12-18 per hour and housing is available. The ideal candidate will have experience working with horses and good customer service skills. A part time position is available also, depending upon experience. If interested, please send your resume and information to

  23. Calf Raising Assistant Manager Position Available

    A modern calf raising and heifer feedlot facility is seeking management assistance in Fresno, CA with 30,000 head facilities and 100 employees. General responsibilities include assisting in managment of daily operations of the cattle feed yard and calf ranch, developing standard operating procedures to feed, treat, move, and care for calves, and monitoring daily tasks performed by the crews responsible for each task. Please see the attachment for more information about responsiblities, requirements, and how to apply. With any questions, email Mike VanderDussen or call 209-564-2000. 

  24. Assistant Manager for SCC

    Job Position: Assistant Manager
    Description: Modern calf raising and heifer feedlot facility seeking management assistance in Fresno, CA with 30,000 head facilities and 100 employees.
    • Moderate computer skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
    • General knowledge of DairyComp305, EZ Feed
    • Strong work ethic
    • Some Spanish speaking ability
    • Leadership skills to manage crew of employees
    • Farm experience a must
    • Assist in managing daily operations of the cattle feed yard and calf ranch
    • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implement with employees the daily tasks necessary to feed, treat, move, and care for dairy replacement heifer and bull calves
    • Monitor and quality control the daily tasks performed by the crews responsible for each task
    • Assist the general manager in overall operations
    • Perform all the duties of the manager in the absence of the manager.
    • Record data to monitor performance of feedlot and calf ranch
    • Assist with the training of a new employee’s integration into the company
    • Assist supervisors and any employee with payroll discrepancies
    • Oversee maintenance and service requirements of equipment
    Contact & Provide:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • 3 References
  25. Variety of Positions with Country View Family Farms

    Country View Family Farms, which is part of the vertically integrated Clemens Food Group, has several open positions that they need to fill. They are hiring a variety of postions, everything from farm technicians, to farm managers, to service managers.

    The ideal candidate should be willing to relocate to Pennsylvania for a position. No experience is necessary, but if you do have former experience with pigs, through 4H or in the meat lab, that would be great. With any questions, please contact Molly Depue. Please send resumes here or apply online

  26. Maplecrest Farms Full-Time Job Opportunity

    This is a rare opportunity for a full time beef herd position in Ohio! The position would be salaried and health care would be provided. Housing is an option if needed. For more information, email Joanie or call 937-763-1198.



  27. Dairy Farm Manager Position

    Keith Marshall with Marshall Farms in Unionville, VA is looking for a farm manager. The herd consists of about 500 cows with robotic milkers and managed in an organic system. For more information, call Keith at 540-604-4794 or email.

  28. Montana Wool Lab Manager/Graduate Assistant

    This is a full-time position/graduate program associated with the activities and mission of the Montana Wool Laboratory at Montana State University. The position pays $40,000/year with full MSU benefits including a partial tuition waiver. This position is an active component of MSU’s sheep research, teaching, and extension programs.

    This person will be responsible for the development and implementation of laboratory services, research, and outreach programs related to the Montana Wool Laboratory and its externally funded research and outreach initiatives. In many cases, this individual will be responsible for performing assigned duties in the absence of direct supervision.

    A BS in animal science or related field is required and an MS preferred. Graduate research associated with this position will be in the area of sheep and wool production. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial copy of transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Patrick Hatfield, Head Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman Montana. (Ph. 406 994-4850).




  29. Dairy Nutritionist Job Opportunity

    Kalmbach Feeds is looking for a full-time dairy nutirtionist. This is a highly responsible position associated with providing meaningful technical support and growing the dairy nutritional product sales. This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the successful candidate must be sensitive to customer needs, corporate goals, team member goodwill, and the public image.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Provide support to the Sales Team in their efforts to sell and service dairy nutritional products to customers.
    • Provide custom formulation, product development, problem solving, management assistance, research, and total support of dairy customers.
    • Development of new products for general sales as well as for unique customers.
    • Provide regulatory and quality control support to the manufacturing operations as it relates to dairy products and labels

    For more information, please see the attached file or visit their website. Send resumes and inquiries to Jacquie Daniel

  30. PointeOne Full-Time Meat Scientist Job

    PointOne Recruiting Solutions is seeking a full-time Meat Scientist for their client; a large-scale, family owned, custom-formulated, culinary-quality meat producer located south of Chicago. Relocation is available! You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and full benefits package (relocation package if applicable). This company is growing, has a solid reputation due to its product development capabilities and is a great organization from a career perspective.

    The qualified candidate “ideally” should have 3-10 years meat formulation experience, including project management. A Bachelor’s degree in Meat Science or Food Science or similar is a must. The ideal candidate should have enough experience in the field to allow them the confidence to hit the ground running. A strong working knowledge of food service and/or national account restaurant chains would be perfect. This person must be dynamic in their communication skills and be able to develop and strengthen relationships both internally and with customers.

    To apply:

    Email AND cc with the subject “Meat Scientist Illinois". For full details regarding the postion, please see the attached description. 

    They want interactions with candidates to be memorable, so be sure to make your email memorable as well. Tell them about how you match up to the Meat Scientist characteristics and what makes you a wonderful person to have around!

  31. Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity

    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 summer 2018 and submit an abstract to participate in the CFAES and University Denman undergraduate research forums spring semester 2019.  The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

    For additional information on available positions and application, visit the link

  32. NDPRB Scholarship

    The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year. A copy of the application form is attached. This year, they are once again offering up to eleven $2,500 scholarships, along with one $3,500 James H. Loper Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient. For more information about the scholarship or to download an application, visit the link. The deadline for this year’s application is Friday April 27, 2018.

  33. NMPF Scholarship

    The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is now accepting applications for its National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program. Each year, NMPF allocates monies toward scholarships for the purpose of supporting graduate students actively pursuing dairy-related fields of research that will directly benefit milk marketing cooperatives and the U.S. dairy industry at large.  In past years, the average scholarship awarded has been $6,000 or more. 

    Graduate students from a variety of academic disciplines serving the dairy industry have received scholarships from NMPF in recent years. General research areas which have provided useful information to our milk marketing cooperatives include, but are not limited to agricultural communications, dairy research, food science, animal health, etc. Completed applications must be received by NMPF no later than April 6, 2018. The NMPF Board of Directors will select the winning applicants in June 2018. The winners will be notified soon thereafter.  For more information and applications, please visit the NMPF website or contact Beth Briczinski at (703) 243-6111.

  34. Summer Undergraduate Research Awards

    The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry will be offering three awards for the Summer of 2018. Please visit the links below for more information! If you have questions, please contact the office via email. These awards include:

    • The Karen A. Holbrook Fund is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduates to support international research or creative projects during Summer Term, 2018.
    • The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduates who are learning how to carry out a research or creative project in their field(s) and have never received funding (e.g., research grants, salaried research position, etc.) to support their research or creative project.
    • The Advanced Undergraduate Researcher Award is soliciting applications from full-time Ohio State undergraduates who seek to continue working on an on-going/established research or creative project under the direction of an OSU faculty advisor or who have previously received funding (e.g., research grants, salaried research position, etc.) for another unrelated research or creative project under the direction of an OSU faculty advisor.
  35. CFAES Student Scholarship

    All students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to fill out the College Scholarship Application for the 2018-19 academic year. You will only need to fill out one application to be eligible for scholarships from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and ATI/Wooster. The simple on-line form requires you to write a short 300 word essay, list of present and previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, provide details about involvement in groups. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will only need to complete this application for 2018-19 as the supplemental questions are within this application. Applicants who have participated in 4-H regardless of University/College, Campus, or major are to complete this application and the additional supplemental questions when you check “Yes” on the involvement in 4-H. The priority deadline for completing the application is February 15! For more information visit this link or feel free to contact Dr. Pat Whittington.

  36. Female Scientists Scholarship is excited to share a new scholarship offered to female students pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, biology, physical science, social science, chemistry, or physics. hopes to promote both educational opportunities and achievement for women in science. The Women in Science Scholarship gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition.

    Applying for the Scholarship

    Students must apply by April 1, 2018, which gives you plenty of time to submit the quick and easy application. One winner will be chosen based on their free response submissions. To submit an application, visit this page.



  37. CFAES Transcript Designation

    CFAES has a new transcript designation available to recognize student efforts to internationalize their OSU experience. This new designation is called the Global Option (GO). 

    The CFAES GO has four basic components:

    • Education Abroad or International Student Status
    • Taking a course related to your major or minor (see list) that is international in nature
    • Advanced international learning: A second study abroad, or the second set of 3 credit hours for a program that awards 6+ hours, or participate in an international research project, internship or Service Learning experience, or minor in a program that is international in nature, or prove at least minor-level proficiency in a non-English language
    • Complete the Global Option Capstone course (FAES 4580) at some point after reaching rank 4 (exceptions allowed for special circumstances such as Agriscience Ed students who are not able to take any additional courses their final year)

    The GO application and more information can be found here. With any questions, contact Kelly Newlon.

  38. Animal Sciences Study Abroad

    Reasons to Study Abroad:

    • Earn academic credit. Any study abroad program will help you meet graduation requirements if you plan ahead.
    • Build your knowledge about animals and how different cultures care for and use them.
    • Gain cross-cultural awareness to better understand the role of the U.S. in the global animal industry.
    • Learn about people and their different perspectives.
    • Invest in yourself by showing that you value other cultures and that you are academically curious

    Short Term Opportunities:

    Spain: Human and Animal Interactions December 15-23

    Northern Germany and Netherlands: Europe (various locations) Equestrian Studies - Animal Sciences (spring 2018) March 9-18

    South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior & Welfare (summer 2018)

    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

  39. Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leader Institutes 2018

    Are you interested in learning more about an area of food and agriculture? Would you like to build a larger network within the industry and with other students nationwide? Then you should apply for an AFA Leader Institute! AFA has a broad range of programs, including:

    • Food Science Institute- Chicago, IL - January 28-30, 2018
    • Technology Institute (held at Commodity Classic) - Anaheim, CA - February 27 - March 1, 2018
    • Policy Institute - Washington, D.C. - March 18-20, 2018
    • Animal Institute- Kansas City, MO - April 8-10, 2018
    • Crop Science Institute - Des Moines, IA - July 22-24, 2018

    For more information about the institutes and applications, please visit the AFA Website. Applications are due soon, so don't miss out! Email Monica Pennewitt with any questions!

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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