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Student Newsletter: March 19, 2017

In This Issue:

ACADEMIC DATES & INFO

CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS

INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME ANNOUNCEMENTS

FULL-TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

HELPFUL RESOURCES

  1. New Summer 2017 Course Offering

    ANIMSCI/MEATSCI 5410: Food Animal Production and Processing Industry Tour (2 Credit Hours)

    Goals and Objectives: Students have an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with commercial animal production and food animal processing facilities. This course will include travel to off-campus facilities.

    Meeting Times: May 10, 2017 – June 5, 2017 (M: 9am – 1pm; T-F: 1:00pm – 2:20pm)

    Prerequisite: ANIMSCI/MEATSCI 3110 or permission of instructor

    Please contact Eric England with questions.

     

  2. Important Academic Dates SP 17

    Reference the Academic Calendar and University Registrar, if you have any questions about important academic dates during this semester,

     

     

  3. Time for Change Week

    Time for Change Week is a collaboration between student organizations and campus administrators focusing on environmental awareness and community engagement among the student body. No matter what a student’s major, beliefs, affiliation, or interests, everyone benefits from a healthy, sustainable community and planet. Running from April 3rd - 9th, Time for Change Week will feature an array of events such as the Sustainability Fair, The Conscious College Road Tour, Buckeye Blackout Concert, Ted Talks, and more! For more information, visit the site and like the event on Facebook.

  4. TEDx Ohio State University

    Ticket sales for TEDxOhioStateUniversity’s 6th annual event have been live for a couple weeks now, and we're predicting to sell out by the middle of next week, so purchase your tickets ASAP! This year’s theme, Precipice, will offer our nine speakers and three performers an opportunity to take you to the very edge – and past the limits and boundaries – of ideas worth spreading. Our event will be on March 25, 2017, from 9am - 2pm in the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom.Lunch is included! Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for non-students. To view the speaker lineup, purchase your tickets, and register for the event, visit the site.

    They also are accepting bulk ticket orders. To do this, simply send a list of attendees, specifically each attendee's Name and Email Address to jain.233@osu.edu with the subject line "TEDx Event Bulk Order - [Name of your Company/Group]". If you do not know the name/email address for specific attendees, feel free to use your/buyer's name/email. They just need to assign a name and email to each ticket purchased. Once the list of attendees has been sent, please give Avish Jain, a member on the Logistics Committee, a call at 330-612-7168 with your credit card information ready. He will process your payment over the phone and send a payment confirmation email with all the tickets as well.

  5. Shades of Animal Science Chili Cook-Off

    Shades of Animal Sciences is hosting a chili cook-off is on March 21st from 10:30am-2pm! There is a $5 donation for you to enjoy as much chili as you want! Contact Krista Morrison if you have any questions about entering the conest. 

  6. 2017 Tri-State Dairy Undergraduate Program

    Attend the New Undergraduate program at the 2017 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference! Undergraduate Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18! Free registration, hotel, meals and conference fees for students!

    Please register online at their site.
     
    If you have any questions  Michelle Milligan.
     
    Monday
    1:30–5:30 PM Attend undergraduate student presentations
    6:00 PM Attend industry dinner
    8:00–10:00 PM Undergraduate social event
    Tuesday
    8:00–9:00 AM Breakfast with Dr. Jack Britt, Discussions on
    the past and future of the dairy industry
    9:00–9:30 AM Travel to Kuehnert Dairy Farm
    9:30–11:00 AM Dairy farm tour and work stations
    12:00–12:45 PM Lunch with industry personnel
    12:50–6:00 PM Attend Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
     
  7. Banner Photo of the Week

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

    Any animal can be pictured, whether that be a family pet or simply your favorite animal. Submit pictures to the editor, Caroline Cotter, every Sunday for the following week's newsletter.

    Parameters of the photo must be 1200 X 260. Creative efforts will be appreciated and are preferred! Feel free to make it seasonal or full of school spirit. 

  8. Bring the Farm to You 2017 Summer Intern

    Bring the Farm to You is an exciting form of education and outreach. By bringing farm experiences right to people’s locations, they inspire and excite them about their connections to farms, right in their own communities. Bring the Farm to You serves schools, libraries, senior centers, childcare centers, and public and private events through classes, demonstrations, hands-on programs, learning parties, and personal interactions with farm animals.

    This year, they are looking for an intern to assist with teaching programs, take pictures and video, interview visitors, and document details of the program to be used as training. In doing so, you’ll become exposed to a fresh form of environmental education – one that shares important and meaningful connections with the client, and supports the independent entrepreneur in an agricultural career and way of life. Additionally, interns will gain experience on a small homestead, learning animal care, self-sufficiency skills, and business administration. The intern will have an opportunity to do some or all of the following tasks, depending on interest and availability:


    Programs

    • Attend on-location programs to assist the Lead Teacher
    • Take pictures, video and audio recordings of the programs and of participants interacting with the animals and equipment
    • Document details of the programs to be used for training
    • Interview program participants and log frequently asked questions
       

    Farm

    • Assist with routine animal care (brushing angora rabbit, trimming hooves, clipping wings)
    • Assist with animal chores such as feeding, cleaning cages, moving hay, etc.
    • Assist with tending the beehives and the beekeeping equipment (if interested)
    • Assist in the garden and greenhouse, watering, weeding, and harvesting
       

    Business

    • Create documents to be used for training and to increase the quality of the programs
    • Catalog and label supplies
    • Transcribe program scripts from recordings

    Compensation and schedule: The intern will work part-time as needed, based on the program schedule. Compensation is $8.15/hour.
    To find out more about Bring the Farm to You, visit the site online and sign up for the monthly eZine.
    To apply, please email Christa Hein with the following subject heading: Intern Application. If you have a resume, please attach it. In your email, answer the following questions:

    1. Why are you interested in an internship with Bring the Farm to You?
    2. Do you drive and have reliable transportation?
    3. What has been your experience and comfort level with animals?
    4. What type of formal or informal teaching experiences have you had?

     

  9. The Susan Edwards Ayrshire Summer Intern

    Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
    Duration: 10-12 weeks depending on intern availability
    Full-time position: 40 hours per week
    Location: Ayrshire Breeders’ Association office, Columbus, OH
    Compensation: Hourly
    Transportation: Must provide own transportation
    Housing: Responsibility of intern
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Assist with the development of presentations and press releases for the Association
    • Assist with production of Ayrshire promotional materials for web and printed distribution to breeders and at dairy events
    • Work with the processing of registration and transfer applications to maintain ABA
    records and database and issue registration certificates
    • Perform clerical duties – photocopying, mailing, filing, etc.
    • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor
     
    Qualifications:
    • Strong interest and/or background in the dairy industry
    • Studies in communications, dairy or animal science, or in a related field of study
    • Computer skills – Microsoft Office programs, desktop publishing experience a plus
    • Strong writing skills
    • Detail oriented
     
    Application requirements:
    • Cover letter including future goals and career aspirations
    • Resume including education, previous work experience, skills and other qualifications
    • List of three references with contact information
    • Application deadline – April 10, 2017. Email applications to bpayne@usayrshire.com or mail to 1224 Alton Darby Creek Road, Columbus, OH 43228
     
    *A special thanks to Susan Edwards of West Grove, PA for her financial support of the Ayrshire Intern Program
  10. Red Arrow Farms Internship

    Red Arrow Farms, a small family farm located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, is seeking a summer intern to assist in all aspects of farm management, animal husbandry, and markets.

    Red Arrow Farms has approximately 65 grass-fed Hereford/Angus cross beef animals and about a dozen bee hives. Products are sold at local farmer's markets during the summer. The farm's products are all natural, with no hormones or chemical supplements.

    Duties would include (but may not be limited to):

    • Daily animal care assting in moving animals between pastures
    • Loading animals for slaughter
    • Fence repair and other farm maintenance
    • Preparing products for and assisting with two weekly farmer's markets
    • Assisting in hive maintenance and honey collection.

    Any ideas an intern has to improve operation are welcome and a project of their interest may be incorporated into their summer experience if feasible.

    • Salary: $10 per hour
    • Start: Appx. May 15th
    • Finish: Any point upon allowing the intern at least 300 hours of work experience
    • Possibility of housing at farm if intern does not live locally
    • Must have transportation and a clean driving record

    To apply, e-mail a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Amy Robinson. If you have questions, please call (207) 283-0712

  11. McCarty Family Farms Internship

     McCarty Family Farms is seeking a motivated student to spend the summer learning and understanding all aspects of our unique business. They are a 4th generation family farm that relocated from northeast Pennsylvania to western Kansas in the late 90’s. What started as one farm is now four farms and a processing plant with a direct supply agreement with the Dannon yogurt company. Check out this brochure for more information.


    Responsibilities:
     Interns will be working directly with managers and ownership to learn the following items

    • Parlor operation and efficiency
    • Artificial insemination performance and monitoring
    • Feeding performance and expectations
    • Employee organization and goal setting
    • Animal welfare standards and why they are so important
    • Employee training and education
    • Flow of raw milk from the farms to our processing plant
    • Why we do what we do


    Requirements:

    • Agricultural background
    • Ability to work alongside livestock
    • Willingness to work long hours
    • Ability to travel between locations.


    Additional Information
    This will be a paid internship and housing will be provided


    How to apply:
    Please send all resume’s to jsteele@mccartyfamilyfarms.com . To contact us directly feel free to call our office at (785) 460-0596.
     

  12. US Trotting Association Summer Internship

    USTA 2017 Summer Intern Position

    Job Title: Information and Research Intern  
    Department: Member Services  
    Reports to: Information Research Associate 
    Supervises: None 
    Status: Non Exempt

    Job Summary:
    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.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Produce, analyze, edit, format and proofread sale catalog pedigrees

    Job Requirements & Qualifications
    Education Required:
    • Minimum of one year college education in an equine studies or related program
    • A brief training period is required at USTA offices in Columbus, Ohio

    Experience Preferred
    • Extensive Harness Racing Experience demonstrated through knowledge of current events, understanding of basic terminology, and interest in sport
    • Experience with a Horse Sales company is a plus

    Skills Required
    • Strong organization and analytical skills
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to effectively communicate ideas in written and verbal format
    • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Excel and Word

    Physical Requirements: This job requires the ability to work on a computer for most of the day.
    Working Conditions/Environment: 100% indoor office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  May be required to work some weekends and nights.

    Interested candidate should forward a cover letter and resume to:

    Jennifer Blough -- Director, Human Resources

  13. Kalmbach Feeds Internship

    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. Students will learn Sow Unit Husbandry, Management, and Leadership skills. Kalmbach Feeds has 8+ slots still available for these internships. If interested in this internship or any other available internships please call Jacquie Daniel at (419) 294-3838 Ex.237

  14. Part-time Help Needed at Dairy Farm

    There is a newly formed organic dairy farm near Circleville, OH (about 35 minutes from campus) that is looking for some part-time help during the week or on weekends. This could be during the Spring Semester and/or possibly the summer. This opportunity could be used as an internship or just as a part-time job. One of the responsibilities of the position would be milking during some shifts. If you are interested, contact Gene DeBruin at 937-430-0747.
     

  15. Merck Animal Health Paid Summer Internship

     Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.  Today, they are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all.

    Ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like yoy.  To this end, they strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of the global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

    Merck Animal Health Field Sales Interns will perform field assignments aligned with specific geographic sales territories identified as high need and potential for supplementation of sales representative’s activities. These interns will be assigned to a regional manager for direction and daily interaction with the assigned geographic territory representative calling on pre-assigned accounts or areas. The interns will learn the focus products determined by the regional need. Key products would include Safeguard, Ectos, PrimeVac protocol, as well as dealer products to supplement time intensive activities of the primary Merck Animal Health representative providing incremental efforts to help reach and frequency for these products.

    Qualifications

    Education:
    • Must have completed at least 2 years towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Animal Science or related degree program by June 2017.
    Required:
    • Available for a minimum of 9 weeks beginning June 2017
    • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
    • General computer skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to use an iPad
    • Ability to be organized, adapt to a changing environment, work independently and also as part of a team
    • Ability to travel overnight and support some weekend activities
    • 50% travel
     
    Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
    Primary Location: NA-US-KS-DeSoto
    Other Locations: NA-US-Iowa, NA-US-Nebraska, NA-US-Kentucky, NA-US-Florida, NA-US-Texas, NA-US-Kansas, NA-US-Missouri, NA-US-Oklahoma
    Employee Status: Regular
    Number of Openings: 10

  16. 2017 OSU ATI Dairy Internship

    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. The internship will focus on the day to day application of management practices and the intern will rotate through four different jobs: Feeding, Milking, Calf and Heifer Raising, and Health and Reproduction. The goal of the internship is to help you see how management decisions affect day to day operations, and also how worker performance affects management decisions. You will be exposed to management programs like PCDart, CowManager, and TMR Tracker, as well as working with other support personnel. 

    Contact Brandon Lawwill Assistant Herd Manager for more information. They will assist you in finding housing as well as paying an hourly wage with a max of 38 hours per week. 

  17. STF- Barn Manager Listing

    Company Description
    Stone’s Throw Farm is a full-service equestrian boarding and riding facility, located in Dublin, Ohio, just minutes from the heart of Columbus. They know that spending time with horses is a healthy and therapeutic way to have fun, but they also believe that the ability to consistently provide clients with a great equestrian experience requires talented staff and strong business practices. Their goal is not just to be the boarding barn that is the most geographically convenient, but to be a well-run and much-loved
    community equestrian center that happens to be close by. With this in mind, they are starting with a pure boarding and riding stable. As the business grows, they will gradually add riding lessons, therapeutic riding programs, and after-school and summer day camps with both educational and riding components.


    The Position
    The on-site Barn Manager position will grow in responsibility alongside the business, but is at all times expected to be part of the management team, helping to shape the center’s programs and practices. Initially, the Barn Manager will be primarily responsible for the daily care and maintenance for up to 40 horses, including feeding and cleaning stalls, moving horses to turn-out runs, dragging the arenas as needed, basic stable cleaning and maintenance, and responding to client inquiries and concerns. As the boarding business grows, the Barn Manager will lead the development of additional programs, and begin management and oversight of other employees to ensure the continued success of the center.


    Desired Qualifications

    • A combination of education and/or work experience that makes us confident you can perform this job well.
    •  A desire to provide premium customer service and respond quickly and efficiently to clients.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability and experience keeping detailed records.
    • An interest in ensuring rider and horse safety at all times.
    • A desire for continuous self-improvement and learning.
    • The ability to perform physically difficult barn chores, such as lifting hay and shavings bales.
    • A relaxed, competent attitude that instills trust and confidence in both people and horses.
    • Reliability and consistency of temperament.


    Compensation
    Competitive salary, with revenue sharing model from boarding business. Salary increases and additional revenue sharing in lesson and camp activities if Barn Manager assists with those services. An allowance towards health care and support for horse-related continuing education. Housing on-site in a newly constructed studio apartment, including all utilities. Apartment furnishings and horse boarding negotiable.


    To Apply
    Please submit your resume to manager@stonesthrowdublin.com.

     

  18. East Central Select Sires Job Openings

    Dairy program specialist

    Experience a career working with East Central/Select Sires, the genetic and reproductive leader of artificial insemination (A.I.) in dairy and beef cattle. This position will work closely as a genetic and reproductive consultant for dairy-producer customers and co-workers in order to create and develop a guide for producers to utilize the industry-leading genetics at Select Sires. This position will be based in southern Wisconsin.

    A.I. specialist

    As an artificial insemination (A.I) specialist, you'll have the opportunity to experience a career in the A.I. industry and work with today's most elite dairy and beef females to produce the next generation of impact bulls and females. This career provides the opportunity to be exposed to the elite in the A.I. industry and hone your breeding skills in both large-herd commerical operations and registered elite-embryo programs in the heart of it all -- southern Wisconsin.

    For more information on how to apply for these full-time positions visit their site!

    Also, here is a link to a video about working for East Central/Select Sires!

  19. Ohio Poultry Association: Bird Health Programs Assistant

    The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is a dynamic organization representing Ohio’s egg, turkey and chicken farms, processing and allied industries. Caring for consumers and Ohio poultry farms by providing leadership to responsibly produce safe, affordable, and wholesome food is our prime mission. An integral part of our mission is providing for bird health programs. OPA is seeking a qualified individual who is energetic and hard working to join the Bird Health team.

    Position Summary:

    The Bird Health Programs Assistant, will work cooperatively with the Manager of Bird Health Programs, who is responsible for the management and direction of all avian health programs. These programs include the Ohio National Poultry Improvement Plan (Official State Agency) and egg quality assurance programs.


    Working Relationships:

    OPA is a small, but vibrant office – a true team environment. This position reports directly to the Manager of Bird Health Programs and ultimately to the OPA Executive Vice President. The position is based in Columbus, Ohio. In state and out of state travel are required.

    Duties (in cooperation with Director of Bird Health Programs):

    • Work cooperatively with State and federal USDA and ODA staff on state bird health programs including Avian Influenza.
    •  Assist with commercial and mail-order hatchery oversight – flock qualification, hatchery audits and inspections, biosecurity audits, sampling and testing protocol.
    •  Monitor outreach and surveillance programs to upland gamebird, exhibition, and backyard flock owners. Assist with annual flock qualifications, audits, sampling and testing protocol.
    • Responsible for NPIP backyard flock inquiries and participation in programs, including testing.
    •  Attend local, state and national NPIP, USDA, ODA and OPA meetings as required. Conduct poultry producer and NPIP member meetings as required. Provide for annual Pullorum tester training class.
    • Maintain all NPIP record databases. Coordinate processing of NPIP forms, testing results and paperwork. Process laboratory and NPIP invoices. Prepare quarterly serology numbers for accountability. Assist with preparation of applications, quarterly and yearly reports.
    • Monitor and maintain NPIP VS Form 9-3 distribution and database.
    • Assist in the implementation and monitoring of a state permitting program.
    • Quality Programs – OPA administers the Ohio Quality Assurance Program (OEQAP) and assists members with maintaining records for the Federal Egg Safety Rule.
    •  Assist with maintenance of OEQAP databases. Distribute test results to producers. Serve as a liaison between producers and the official laboratory and state/federal agencies.
    • Maintain OPA inventory of bird health program equipment and supplies. Track Antigen supply and shipments.
    • Assist OPA staff on industry-wide events, programs and projects.

    Qualifications, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

     

    • Minimum Bachelor of Science – preferred major in Animal Sciences or Poultry Science, or equivalent experience.
    •  Ability to think and act strategically with the capacity for growth in strategic thinking ability. Strong problem-solving skills, and proven project management and continuous improvement experience and coordination of multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Open and direct communicator; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Focus on accuracy and detail.
    • Sound judgment and unwavering ethics.
    • Self-motivation, independent work habits
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and general computer skills.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested and feel you meet the qualifications for this opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter and references for consideration to Jenna Gregorich

  20. Ohio Poultry Association Bird Health Programs Assistant

    The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is a dynamic organization representing Ohio’s egg, turkey and chicken farms, processing and allied industries.  Caring for consumers and Ohio poultry farms by providing leadership to responsibly produce safe, affordable, and wholesome food is our prime mission.  An integral part of our mission is providing for bird health programs.  OPA is seeking a qualified individual who is energetic and hard working to join our Bird Health team.

    Position Summary:

    The Bird Health Programs Assistant, will work cooperatively with the Manager of Bird Health Programs, who is responsible for the management and direction of all avian health programs. These programs include the Ohio National Poultry Improvement Plan (Official State Agency) and egg quality assurance programs. 

    Working Relationships:

    OPA is a small, but vibrant office – a true team environment.  This position reports directly to the Manager of Bird Health Programs and ultimately to the OPA Executive Vice President.  The position is based in Columbus, Ohio.  In state and out of state travel are required.

    Duties (in cooperation with Director of Bird Health Programs):

    NPIP · OPA is the Ohio Official State Agency for the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP).  This is an official USDA program with industry support and leadership.  USDA provides oversight and national leadership and staff.  OPA works closely with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.  NPIP duties include, but are not limited to:

    •  Work cooperatively with State and federal USDA and ODA staff on state bird health programs including Avian Influenza.
    • Assist with commercial and mail-order hatchery oversight – flock qualification, hatchery audits and inspections, biosecurity audits, sampling and testing protocol.
    • Monitor outreach and surveillance programs to upland gamebird, exhibition, and backyard flock owners.  Assist with annual flock qualifications, audits, sampling and testing protocol. 
    •  Responsible for NPIP backyard flock inquiries and participation in programs, including testing.
    • Attend local, state and national NPIP, USDA, ODA and OPA meetings as required.  Conduct poultry producer and NPIP member meetings as required. Provide for annual Pullorum tester training class.
    • Maintain all NPIP record databases. Coordinate processing of NPIP forms, testing results and paperwork. Process laboratory and NPIP invoices. Prepare quarterly serology numbers for accountability. Assist with preparation of applications, quarterly and yearly reports.
    • Monitor and maintain NPIP VS Form 9-3 distribution and database.
    •  Assist in the implementation and monitoring of a state permitting program.

    Egg Quality Programs – OPA administers the Ohio Egg Quality Assurance Program (OEQAP) and assists members with maintaining records for the Federal Egg Safety Rule.  

    • Assist with maintenance of OEQAP databases.  Distribute test results to producers.  Serve as a liaison between producers and the official laboratory and state/federal agencies.

    Other Duties –

    •  Maintain OPA inventory of bird health program equipment and supplies.  Track Antigen supply and shipments.
    • Assist OPA staff on industry-wide events, programs and projects.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

    •  Minimum Bachelor of Science – preferred major in Animal Sciences or Poultry Science, or equivalent experience.
    • Ability to think and act strategically with the capacity for growth in strategic thinking ability. Strong problem-solving skills, and proven project management and continuous improvement experience and coordination of multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Open and direct communicator; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Focus on accuracy and detail.
    • Sound judgment and unwavering ethics.
    • Self-motivation, independent work habits
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and general computer skills.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested and feel you meet the qualifications for this opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter and references for consideration to Jenna Gregorich. No phone calls please.

    The Ohio Poultry Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer
     

  21. Dairy Focus Support Opening in Dayton, Ohio

    Cargill helps feed, 400 million people every year. Cargill Animal Nutrition is a leading nutrition provider for commercial animal agriculture across 24 countries. Their successful 100+ history is a result of a commitment toward a culture and values centered on customer focus and enrichment of people and communities. Their offerings are developed to meet and exceed customers’ needs; from accounting to agri-business management, marketing to risk management and sales consulting to plant operations. Cargill has a job that to meet your interests and goals. Their global career opportunities are as far reaching as their business.

    Dairy Focus Support are involved in supporting a Dairy focus consultant in all phases of the selling process.  They will also provide support for on farm consultative dairy management.  A successful DFS will be able to professionally communicate and have working knowledge of dairy farms, the local dairy market, feed manufacturing, and most importantly customer needs. The role will work alongside a Dairy Focus Consultant (DFC) for initiating, developing and supporting relationships with prospective customers along with continuing to deepen relationships with established customers to discover/create opportunities to meet customer needs. Cargill has industry leading training programs to develop and enhance your career and personal skill sets regardless of your experience. 

    For more information, check out the official job posting
     

  22. Assistant Barn Manager for Broodmare Division

    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.

    Requirements:

    • 6 day work week; 7am-4pm
    • Daily horse care for broodmares, foals, yearlings, and young horses
    • Assist in barn with feeding, grooming, cleaning stalls, and daily turnout
    • Assist with veterinary work and farrier
    • Be involved with client communication, updating foal and young horse photos, record keeping and filing in the office, ordering feed and supplies

    Compensation Package:

    • Starting wage $12/hour with a 90 day probation period and re-evaluation
    • Full coverage health insurance with Anthem Blue Shield including eye and dental coverage after 90 days
    • 10 days paid vacation and 5 sick/personal days after 90 day probation period

    Please contact Dr.Modesty Burleson if interested in this job position.


     

  23. Still Water Farm LLC Cincinnati, OH

    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:

    • Must be neat, clean and dependable with a keen understanding of horses
    • Hiring of barn/stable employees
    • Training new employees
    • Overseeing barn/stable staff including work schedule
    • Developing feed & cleaning schedules
    • Dispensing & applying prescribed medications and treatments
    • Developing & enforcing exercise routines
    • Available for emergency after-hours
    • Arranging and overseeing vet visits, worming & shots
    • Overseeing farrier scheduling & visits
    • Ability to transport horses
    • Great interpersonal and communication skills

    Benefits Include:

    • Competitive Pay - $40,000 - $50,000 depending on experience level
    • Housing – Must be the right fit for the farm

    Still Water Equestrian Farm located near Cincinnati is also seeking a full-time groom. Two years of experience is preferred.

    Responsibilities to this key position include but are not limited to:

    • Must be neat, clean and dependable with a keen understanding of horses
    • Basic horse care, bathing, brushing, clipping
    • Cleaning & maintaining of tack & equipment
    • Basic exercise and ground work (i.e. lunging)
    • Horse and equipment transportation
    • Able to administer meds and treat injuries per instructions
    • Horse show travel

    Benefits Include:

    • Competitive Pay - $30,000 - $40,000 depending on experience level
    • Housing – Must be the right fit for the farm

    If you have a deep passion for horses with ample experience please submit your resume to: stillwaterfarm6300@gmail.com.

     

  24. Feed Sales and Technical Support Manager

    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. They recover retail food from more than 6000 major retail supermarkets and recycle most of this into ruminant feed. Animal feed represents the most value-added method of recycling retail food and is a growth market. 

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Assist Feed Director in executing feed sales and marketing plans
    • Candidates are expected to establish, support and maintain beef and dairy cattle accounts within a given geographic area that result in growth of usage of Organix’s supply of food waste by-products while demonstrating industry networking skills, specifically in proactively creating connections in key areas to increase company visibility and credibility
    • Work with Organix operations & logistics team to balance supply of food waste by-products with customer demand
    • Identify new feeding operations and develop relationships that give the opportunity to grow sales of products available in the market
    • Maintain & update a Customer Relations Management database with all targeted feeding operations

    Candidate should hold a BS in Animal and/or Dairy Science or a closely-related major, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and practical knowledge and experience with feeding, nutrition and production of both dairy and beef cattle. Sales experience is desired, but not required.

     Applicant should submit a Cover Letter and Resume to rickw@organixrecycling.com.  Please provide names of three individuals that can be contacted as references. Any questions related to this position can be directed to Rick Weber at rickw@organixrecycling.com.
     

  25. Select Sires Dairy Analytics Support Specialist

    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.
    This position will be responsible for database administration, data retrieval and analysis, and reporting of results to the various Select Sires and customer users. This position will also work closely with the SRS Specialists, PGA Coordinators, and RePRO ReVIEW team members. Qualified candidates must be detail oriented and technology savvy.


    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    •  Review request and input herds into SRS RePRO ReVIEW database
    •  Assist with enrolling PGA Elite, CHART and other genetic development herds in RePRO ReVIEW
    •  Monitor all herds in RePRO ReVIEW for:
      •  Automated Data updating
      •  Automated Report generation
      •  Automatic emailing Reports to SRS Specialist
      •  RePRO Review New Herd form on file
      •  RePRO ReVIEW Herd Agreement on file
    •  Maintain a list of request for additional measures for RePRO ReVIEW
    •  Setup herd folders in Box for new herds to be added into RePRO ReVIEW
    •  Help SRS Specialists and PGA Coordinators setup new herds for RePRO ReVIEW
    •  Extract data from automated systems for genetic development activities
    •  Answer calls and troubleshoot any issues with RePRO ReVIEW
    •  Help monitor and acquire repro data from any Select Sires National Accounts
    •  Work with Select Sires Technical Service team on designated projects
    •  Maintain a good working relationship with the RePRO ReVIEW team


    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in animal or dairy science, and/or working knowledge of the dairy industry, with some understanding of genomic testing
    • Exceptional communicator both verbal and written
    • Computer proficiency with advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database tools (SQL)
    • Superior project management skills with minimal supervisory needs
    • Ability to prioritize tasks while working independently and under time constraints
    • Ability to function as a team player and comfortable in multi-tasking
    • Willing to do some domestic travel
    • Fundamental understanding of AI industry


    Qualified candidates must submit résumé with salary requirements and employment history to Cece Utendorf.

  26. Quality Supervisor Coshocton, OH

    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 function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions should not apply. 

    This role is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the plants Quality systems to ensure compliance to regulatory, federal and local laws. Areas of focus will include the identification and achievement of facility Quality KPI's through appropriate corrective/preventive actions and continuous improvement initiatives. This role will actively participate in all internal and external auditing activities and follow-up. Further, this role will act as support for QCMS/ISO; QRMP and HACCP functions will lead the development of new quality systems/programs across the facility and will provide Quality support/resources for major commercialization projects.

    For more information, please see the attached job description!

  27. Quality Assurance Manager

    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. The QC Manager will report to the Plant Manager.

    This HAACP certified person is responsible for food safety, quality and legality. Monitor and maintain Quality Assurance programs to verify that product specifications are met, communicate with all levels of management and the USDA, and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. This position requires outlining product deficiencies and suggested corrections. Track corrective actions to the customer, government and QA inspections until discrepancies are resolved. Direct and schedule laboratory and in-plant quality assurance testing. Other duties include problem evaluation and to provide sound technical advice to resolve situations, writing procedures, capability studies, record organization, computer applications, and various other responsibilities as the need arises.

    For more information, contact the HR Manager Conan Cupples.

  28. Graduate Funding Opportunity at Ohio State

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University is now accepting applications for the David White Graduate Fellowship. The college is part of the most comprehensive health sciences center in the United States and offers interdisciplinary research training opportunities for graduate students, leading to careers as independent biomedical scientists.

    Three departments in the college encompass a wide range of comparative and veterinary research, including Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine, which provides the major agricultural and public health focus for the college.

    A new international focus on “One Health” recognizes the crucial links between human, animal and environmental health. With the guidance of exceptional, world-renowned faculty, students in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine can also specialize in signature areas that include:
    Infectious Diseases
    - Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms
    - Pathobiology, treatment and prevention of viruses - Host response to infection and local microbial communities
    - Ecology of pathogen emergence and spread
    Comparative and Translational Oncology
    Neuromusculoskeletal/Regenerative Medicine

    Please see the attached flyer for more information. Applictions are due April 1, 2017. Questions can be directed to Kathy Froilan, Graduate Program Coordinator, froilan.2@osu.edu, 614-247-7649.
     

  29. Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Poultry Science Association Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are invited for the Inaugural Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding rising incoming junior undergraduate student in the field of Poultry Science, and will commence in the Fall Semester of 2017. Preference will be given to students who intend to pursue a graduate education in poultry science or a closely related field. The Scholarship will provide funding of $1,250.00 per semester until graduation for a maximum of four semesters, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Review of qualified applicants and selection of the scholarship recipient will be completed by a task force of Poultry Science Association members with the recipient to be formally announced during the Donor Reception at the PSA Annual Meeting in 2017.

    The deadline for application for this scholarship is March 31, 2017. Applications should be made online here. Any questions should be directed to the PSA office.

  30. Dairy Scholarships

    The National Dairy Shrine is awarding scholarships for sophomores and juniors with an explicit interest in the dairy industry.

    These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy produces. This opportunity is open to students with a variety of majors, with specific requirements for each scholarship.

    Applications are due April 15th and may be found here.

  31. Ohio Pork Council Scholarships

    Applications due April 29, 2017. The Ohio Pork Council will be offering up to $9,000 in scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1000 per individual. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be actively involved in the pork industry. Children of pork industry employees, managers and contract growers are eligible.

    In honor of 44 years of service to Ohio’s pork industry, as executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, a scholarship fund has been established to recognize Dick Isler. An annual scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded to college students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

    The Ohio Pork Council Women will also be offering $500 scholarships to college students in their junior year or higher.

    To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit: OhioPork.org.

     

  32. National Poultry & Food Dist. Assn Scholarship Foundation

    The NPFDA (National Poultry & Food Distributors Association) Scholarship Foundation is entering its 38th year of scholarship assistance.  Every year, they award five $2,500.00 scholarships to students in the fields of poultry science, food science, agricultural economics/marketing, Food Marketing and related poultry and business fields of study.

    Interested students may apply for the 2017-2018 academic year scholarships by completing the attached application and sending it along with a 1 page letter explaining their career goals.   You will also need a letter of recommendation from a professor, department head, advisor or dean.

    The application, and letter of recommendation must reach the NPFDA office no later than May 31, 2017.  Transcripts MUST arrive by June 10th. Materials may arrive separately. Selection and notification will be completed by July 15th.

    Please send to:
    The NPFDA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
    2014 Osborne Rd
    St. Marys, GA 31558

    Applications received after the May 31, 2017 deadline will not be considered.

    Selection criteria for the scholarship will include, but not be limited to the following:

    1.       Students must be in their Junior or Senior (college) year when they receive the scholarship - therefore may be a sophomore or Junior when applying.
    2.       Consideration of academic excellence.
    3.       Applicants must be enrolled as a full time student in a U.S. University/College.
    4.       Past and current involvement in poultry, agriculture and food business related activities.
    5.       Professional objectives of the student.

    For more information, check out the attached document.


     

  33. Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship

    The Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship Fund based with the Stark Community Foundation, Canton, Ohio, has helped students for 25 years. Criteria for this scholarship includes: Students whose permanent address is in Stark County, Ohio and who are pursuing 2 or 4 year college level study or graduate level study in the fields of dairy science, large animal Veterinary Medicine, Human Nutrition, or Food Science; have a 2.5 high school GPA, and have demonstrated financial need. Students who have won in the past are eligible to apply again. Deadline for the application to be submitted is April 1, 2017. The only way for a student to apply for a scholarship administered through Stark Community Foundation is online. If you need more information, please call the Foundation at 330-454-3426.

  34. Submit a 2017 Targeting Excellence Scholarship Application

    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. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.


    Scholarships will be awarded to both undergraduate as well as graduate & veterinary students enrolled in a food animal agriculture related curriculum at an institution that offers agriculture degrees.

    A total of $177,000 will be awarded in 2017 from the applications that are submitted. Scholarship amounts will be based on the program in which the student is enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester: $1,000 for 2-year programs, $2,000 for 4-year programs, and $3,000 for graduate & veterinary programs. Preference will be given to students who attend schools in regions where fundraising events were held in 2016. The preference regions for 2017 awards are Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Limited awards as also available in Indiana and Wisconsin where Targeting Excellence is officially hosting 1st annual events in 2017. Additional consideration will be given to students who previously attended any Targeting Excellence event. Finally, preference will always be given to applicants with a desire to work in some aspect of food animal agriculture. Winners will be selected by a scholarship selection committee comprised of members of the Targeting Excellence Board of Directors and regional leaders involved in food animal agriculture.

     

  35. NDPRB UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    The 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.  Majors include: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag education. In addition, the NDPRB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient.

    Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences. The application information is evaluated by a NDPRB Scholarship Committee composed of an external review panel and at least two Board members. The recommendations of the Scholarship Committee are summarized by NDPRB staff and the scholarships are then awarded.

    Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

    1. Academic performance.
    2. Courses related to dairy.*
    3. Apparent commitment to a career in dairy.
    4. Involvement in extra-curricular activities, especially those relating to dairy.
    5. Evidence of leadership ability, initiative, character and integrity.

    Students may be awarded scholarships in multiple years. Scholarship winners must be enrolled during the entire academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

    Completed applications should be submitted to the NDPRB c/o Nate Janssen, Dairy Management Inc., 10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 900, Rosemont, IL 60018-5616, they are to be postmarked by Friday, April 21, 2017. Questions regarding this application or regarding the NDPRB scholarship program can be directed to Nate Janssen at 847/627-3335, or by sending an email to nate.janssen@dairy.org.

    Announcement of winners will be made to both awardee and university department chairperson later this fall. Scholarship winners will receive a plaque and a check for the award amount. The stipend will be forwarded to the department head/chairperson for issuance to awardees upon their enrollment for the fall 2017-2018 term.

     

  36. CFAES Programs

    Snorkeling with a sea turtle

    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

  37. Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

    Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Autumn semester 2017. Responsibilities vary depending on the course assigned and the applicant’s experience. Duties may include grading assistance, student support such as office hours and/or course review sessions, and preparation and assistance with laboratory sessions. Acceptance for these positions is based on previous course work, GPA, and letter of intent. Accepted students may earn 1-2 credits of Professional Development (ANIMSCI 3488 or MEATSCI 3488). Interested students should apply by May 1. For additional information visit the site or contact Pasha A Lyvers Peffer.

     

  38. Animal Science Community Alliance

    Are you interested in recruiting, teaching, and mentoring others?  Please consider applying to the departmental leadership team.  A description of the team and requirements is attached along with the application.  Applications are due via email to Mariette Benage by the end of the day Sunday, March 26th.

  39. Equine Massage Therapy Certification Course

     St. Mary of the Woods College is hosting an Equine Massage Therapy Certification Course

    June 5 - August 4, 2017, 9am-4pm at their Equine Center near Terre Haute, Indiana.

    Cost $3000

    Course is designed for adults interested in starting a career or for those already in the field of equine massage who wish to add certification to their credentials.

    Course provides over 270 hours of instruction and hands-on training.

    Instructor: Debra Powell, Ph.D., PAS, CESMT, CCMT, CAS, CAA

    For more information, or to register, contact:

    Deborah Fell 812-535-5277

     

     

     

  40. Call for Student Essays

    The DNMC Dairy Summit is an industry gathering of dairy producers and dairy industry professionals that meet annually for a weekend of fun and education.  The 10th annual renewal of this event will be held in late July – early August in a beautiful Colorado location. 

    DNMC is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the Dairy Summit Student Essay Contest. The winner of this contest will be awarded a fully-paid trip, including travel costs to the meeting.  The student will have a spot on the program to present their winning essay. The student’s professor will be offered a complimentary conference registration and is strongly encouraged to attend. The winning essay writer will earn a $500 cash award.

    There will be two runners-up recognized at the meeting.  These two individuals will receive a $200 cash award and will be required to send a poster of their winning essay. All essays accepted for submission will be included in a bound volume to be provided to all conference attendees.  This compilation of essays will be a way for contestants to present themselves to as many as 20 western US dairy producers and 12 sponsoring companies for potential future employment opportunities.

    The objective of the essay is to clearly define a problem or issue in today’s dairy industry and details of how the student’s educational plans or career plans may be able to offer solutions to solve the problem or address the issue.  The essay should be two pages maximum. The essay should not be a resume or personal story of the student. The essays will be scored on a rubric that focusses on the clear statement of a problem/issue and how it will be addressed by the student.  Writing skills and overall professionalism of the essay will be included in the rubric.

    This contest is open to college seniors and master’s degree candidates.  Student’s designated as seniors for the Fall 2017 semester will be considered. Graduate students also need to be enrolled as a student for the Fall 2017 semester.

    Please send only a PDF version of the essay.  Be sure to include all contact information for the student in the PDF document, not just the email message used for delivery.  Send all submissions and any questions to DairySummitEssay@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest.

    The submission deadline is April 30th, 2017.

  41. 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 https://ccs.osu.edu . 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:https://u.osu.edu/emotionalfitness/2020/03/12/mental-health-tips-during-covid-19-coronavirus/

    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 https://cdc.gov . Faculty and Staff should also remember our OSU Employee Assistance Program https://osuhealthplan.com 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

  42. 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.

  43. Portfolium Resource Page

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with Portfolium.com 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.