Student Newsletter : March 23, 2015

Welcome to the new format for the Animal Science Student Newsletter.  The newsletter is now based out of the Department of Animal Sciences web site, and current issue and archives can be accessed at any time under Undergraduates/Student Newsletter.  Thank you for your patience with this first test issue and as we work through some formatting challenges.

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  1. USDA Career Info Sessions

    USDA Logo

    Several sessions will be offered in March and April
    Sessions will be held: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
    Register online.

    Topics covered will be:
    ·         An Overview of USDA
    ·         An Introduction to USDA Careers
    ·         Basic Qualifications and Application Process by Program Type
    ·         Available Opportunities in Our Mission Areas

  2. Employers on Campus


    Employers on Campus is a new opportunity for students to interact with potential employers. Come to the new CFAES Student Success Center and Library in the Agricultural Administration Building and meet with employers, no appointment required. EOCs have been designed to mutually benefit students and employers by building relationships, providing career advice and more. Different employers will host office hours in the Success Center where students can have their resumes reviewed, conduct a quick mock interview or just learn more about the company.

    The following companies will be present the rest of the semester:
    ·         April 21 – 11a-2p: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

    You can view the EOCs in Hireabuckeye by logging into your student accounts. Under events, information sessions, you can search for Employers on Campus visit. You can review the company coming to campus and also RSVP if you will be attending.

  3. Dinner with Veterinary Students

    Veterinary students help horse

    Want to be a veterinarian? Applying to veterinary school this summer? Just interested in learning more about the profession?
    Tuesday, March 31 from 6-7:30 pm in Dunlap Auditorium of Vet Med Academic Building
    Open to students of all stages in their undergraduate or graduate careers.
    For $12 you will:
    ·         receive a tasty dinner from Tai's Asian Bistro
    ·         speak informally with veterinary students focused in a variety of areas of emphasis (small animal, large animal, public health, zoo, etc.)
    ·         learn interviewing tips and how to dress for success from a presentation by Amanda Fark from OSU CVM's Office of Career Management
    ·         have your questions answered about VMCAS and anything related to the life of a current vet student

    RSVP by clicking here by March 24 at midnight. Contact Lauren or Rebecca with questions.

  4. Tickets for Temple Grandin

    Book cover

    Tickets to Temple Grandin’s April 17 presentation, “Animals Make Us Human,” are now available to CFAES students! The event will be held at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus and begins at 6 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited, so a ticket will be required for admission. There is no reserved seating. Students will still be able to request tickets after March 16. To download your tickets (one per student), please visit this website.
    If you would like round-trip bus transportation from the Columbus campus to Wooster for the event, please use this link to sign up. 

  5. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts Needed

    The Oval

    Experience OSU for a Day (EOFD) allows prospective students to get a feel for what college is really like. Prospective high school students visit CFAES frequently and there is a great need for volunteers to show them around. High school students will shadow you from 9:30am – 1pm for 2-3 weekdays a semester. Hosts are encouraged to show students around various classrooms, the Oval, the Union, etc. To sign up, simply fill out the form. If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Klopfenstein.

  6. Meat Judging Course


    Do you catch yourself asking the following questions: Why different cuts of meat vary in price? How two steaks can vary in price when they look exactly the same? Or even, What am I looking for when selecting meat? Well The College of Agriculture offers a course to help you answer some of these questions. MEATSCI 3310 Meat Animal and Evaluation is the class for you. MEATSCI 3310 strives to help students understand industry approach from hoof to plate. Understanding the foundation of meat evaluation, selection, and grading of market livestock (beef, pork, and lamb), their carcasses, and wholesale cuts. In addition, You students will strengthen decision making skills, written communication as well as critical thinking skills. This class fits an array of student interests: from the Meat science major to the individual who would just enjoy learning about meat. By the end of the course, students will be able to shop at the meat retail case with greater ease, all while, obtaining credit.  Instructor of Record, Dr. Lyda G. Garcia, (a Texas native) has recently joined the Buckeye Animal Science Family focuses in the area of Meat Science. "You will never look at meat the same."

  7. Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Prerequisite Changes

    Those planning to apply to OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Autumn of 2015 (and beyond) should note the changes on their website. As an update to the list of changes, AGCOMM 3130 will be allowed as a substitution for COMM 2110 and ANIM SCI 3140 will be allowed as a substitution for PHYSIO 3200 for our Animal Sciences majors.

  8. Graduation Applications


    As of Sept. 3rd the college experienced difficulties with the “Application to Graduate database. If you completed an application to graduate during this time, please email Lynn Mande to confirm your application. Do not assume that it was received by the college office even if you received an email confirmation.

  9. Applications Open for LeaderShape 2015


    Looking for an incredible leadership experience this upcoming summer? Applications for the LeaderShape Institute are now open! LeaderShape is a week long, residential, life changing experience that focuses on teaching students values of leading with integrity! There is no cost to students thanks to sponsorship from Coca Cola and The Office of Student Life.
    Applications are due Friday, March 27. To learn more and apply for this experience check out the LeaderShape website or reach out to the program coordinator, Matt Van Jura for more information.

  10. Peer Tutors Needed

    The Oval

    The Office of Residence Life is currently hiring peer tutors for the 2015-16 academic year. Peer Tutors work in one of 8 residence halls (Monday-Wednesday) or Younkin Success Center (Sunday-Thursday) from 7-9 PM. We specialize in math, physics and chemistry, but can also tutor in many other areas. Applications are due to by April 3. For more information, check out the website.

  11. Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Assoc.


    Are you a college student interested in learning more about agriculture and agricultural policy while enhancing your leadership skills? The Collegiate Washington D.C. Leadership Experience is an all-expense paid trip for collegiate leaders with an interest in agriculture. The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association will be sponsoring students to attend the National Corn Congress in Washington D.C. and participate in a leadership experience. Any child of an OCWGA member or any collegiate OCWGA member is encouraged to apply. We welcome students of any major at any institution! You do not have to be pursuing an agriculture degree to apply!

    While in D.C., students will attend National Corn Congress sessions, visit with agricultural leaders and organizations, and have opportunities to make congressional visits to lobby on behalf of growers. This trip will be a four-day experience, from July 13-16, 2015, with opportunities for students to network with agricultural leaders, growers from across the U.S., other collegiate leaders, and OCWGA board members. The OCWGA wants to provide students with the resources and experiences to develop as leaders in the agricultural community. Attendees of the Collegiate Washington D.C. Leadership Experience will walk away better prepared for their future careers and involvement in agriculture.

    *If you or your parents aren't current OCWGA members, you can register for collegiate membership by visiting our website or emailing The collegiate membership fee is only $10.00!! By becoming a member, you will be eligible to apply for the Collegiate Washington D.C. Leadership Experience and will receive other exciting benefits!

    To apply, go to Please contact Ellen Gilliland at with any questions.

  12. Animal Science Community Alliance

    The Department of Animal Sciences is now seeking applications to be part of the student leadership team.  Applications will be due by email to Mariette Benage by Monday, March 30th. If you’re interested in serving as a TA and mentor in ANIM SCI 2700, recruiting high school students to Ohio State, engaging at-risk youth in the classroom, and planning the CFAES Back2School Bash, please fill out an application!  

  13. Study Abroad Updates

    Bonn University

    Study Abroad Voyager
    Become an ambassador for study abroad and work with other motivated individuals to promote study abroad, have fun and improve the world. Find out more information at, applications due March 23, 2015.

    Fundraising opportunity
    Run/walk a 5K and raise fund for your study abroad program on March 29 at 11am. Find more information and RSVP here.

  14. Upcoming Information Sessions


    Information Sessions
    · Antarctica: Human Impact on a Fragile Environment
          Wednesday, March 25 from 5:15 to 6:15pm in Agricultural Administration Building 205
    · Chile: Agriculture and Agroecosystems
          Tuesday, March 24 from 1:45 to 2:30pm Parker Food Science and Technology 120
          Tuesday, March 24 from 2:45 to 3:30pm in Parker Food Science and Technology 120
    · Ireland: Human and Animal Interactions


  15. CFAES Programs

    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

  16. Graduate Society of Nutritional Sciences

    Research forum

    Involved in undergraduate or graduate research? Consider submitting an original abstract for selection and competition at the 12th annual Russell Klein Symposium on April 9th! A complete list of application instructions as well as additional information is available on the attachment. Students may also view an abstract example and abstract template.

  17. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

    The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) will host the 20th Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on Wednesday, March 25th in the RPAC from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.  If you're interested in undergraduate research, this is a great opportunity to see what types of projects students have had the opportunity to be involved in.

  18. Quality Assurance Analyst

    Marzetti Kitchens Logo

    The T. Marzetti Company is seeking a part time Quality Assurance Analyst. Candidates must be available to work flexible weekday hours (M-F) and cover weekend shifts as needed. Total weekly hours available are 29.5 hours. Primary responsibilities include collection and testing of various dips and sauce samples and hourly checks of production lines. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Please view the attachments for a further job description as well as instructions for applying.

  19. Zoetis Internships


    Zoetis has opened The Intern Portal for interested juniors, seniors, and grad students. There are currently 26 positions available. Only VMRD positions are currently posted. To learn more about the positions, visit the website:select Opportunities for Students and then Learn More and View Available Opportunities.

  20. Autumn Rose Farms

    Barn chores

    Autumn Rose Farm in Plain City is looking for two individuals to help with barn chores and maintenance. Horse experience is preferred but not required. Must have experience operating farm machinery. Most hours will be early morning or evening shifts. For more information contact Ollie at 614-554-3927

  21. M.S. Graduate Research

    University of Tennessee

    Two M.S. Graduate Research Assistantships are anticipated to be available Fall semester of 2015 in the area of forage and grasslands with an emphasis on forage management. This GRA will provide a monthly stipend for 24 months, with both in- and out-of-state tuition costs waived. The successful candidates will conduct research on management of grasses and legumes, stockpiling cool and warm-season grasses, soil quality, growth rate and accumulation of forages, and forage nutritive value.

    The selected candidates will be responsible to conduct field research in Crossville and Spring Hill, TN. Please view the attachment for further details.

  22. Angus Genetics Internship


    AGI, located at the American Angus Association office in St. Joseph, MO, is now accepting applications for their summer internship program.  While the successful applicant will be involved in a wide array of association activities, their primary focus will be with Maternal Plus, our voluntary inventory-based recording program.  Please see the attachment for full program details. Applications are due by March 31st

  23. Norton Road Veterinary Hospital

    Vet hospital sign

    Norton Road Veterinary Hospital in Galloway, OH is looking for a reliable, heavy part-time or full-time veterinary assistant. Hours can easily work around student's schedule. Applicant needs to be able to work some evenings/weekends. Great communication skills are a must! Interested individuals can email resumes to Chelsea

  24. Whitman's Feed & Grain, Inc.


    Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc. is seeking 4-5 highly motivated students for their 12-14 week paid internship during the summer of 2015. Students will be participating in their replacement heifer rearing project.  Duties include data collection, data analysis and travel to many dairy farms. Please see the attachment for more information.

  25. MS Grad School Opportunity

    Purdue University

    Purdue university is seeking a student interested in pursuing the MS degree to work on a USDA-funded project involving food allergic response in a swine model. Applicants should have interest in immunology and/or genomics and have a strong background in biological sciences (animal science, biology, pre-veterinary or pre-medical science) and able to learn and conduct laboratory procedures. The research involves the use of pig lines selected for high and low immune response, both as an agricultural species and as a model of human food allergies. The starting date is August 2015. Please contact Dr. Kola Ajuwon, Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences, at:, 765-494-4822.

  26. JSPA Trainer Positions

    Seal hand stand

    Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals provides animal training and staffing for live animal shows, special events, and production work. Currently JSPA has contracts with the Sea World Parks in Florida, California, Texas and Virginia as well as with the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. JSPA currently has Fulltime Performer positions available at the "Pets Ahoy" show at Sea World San Antonio, the "Pets Ahoy" show at Sea World Orlando, the "Animals on Safari" show at the Columbus Zoo, the "Pet Shenanigans" Show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and a Seasonal Fulltime Performer position at the "Pets Rule" show at Sea World San Diego. Please view the attached flyer for the job of a lifetime! 

  27. Youth Livestock Coordinator

    Kansas State Wildcat

    Kansas State University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Youth Livestock Coordinator. Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science or related discipline by date of hire is required. Application reviews will begin on March 27th. If interested, please view the attachment to find out how to apply!

  28. Dairy Records Consultant


    BoviSync, an employee-owned herd management software company, is seeking a full-time Dairy Records Consultant. This position will conduct direct sales and support of BoviSync to large dairy farms and provide dairy herd management consulting. The successful applicant will also develop relationships with and work with other consultants and industry partners in a variety of roles. View the attachment to learn more about this fantastic position.

  29. Sheep Teaching and Research Center Manager


    The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a farm manager to supervise its Sheep Teaching and Research Unit. This position will oversee and coordinate operations of flock of approximately 350 ewes currently comprised of both purebred and commercial ewes in a modern sheep production system. A Bachelor's degree is required, but a Master's is preferred. Check out the attached flyer to find out how to apply.

  30. Export Documents Coordinator

    Select Sires logo

    Select Sires Inc. is seeking an Export Documents Coordinator to enter data, coordinate and produce required model 3 documentation, maintain database and communicate status of weekly export shipments for World Wide Sires Ltd. This is an hourly, nonexempt position and will report to the Chief Veterinarian.

    Candidate must be able to:

    ·         Effectively maintain the documentation flow between the Veterinary department, USDA-APHIS, World Wide Sires and other departments of Select Sires
    ·         Maintain the lines of communication of veterinary department to other departments at Select Sires and outside inquiries
    ·         Conduct activities in a professional and responsible manner and remain current in professional education
    ·         Maintain health compliance of Select Sires bulls and herds in accordance with Certified Semen Services requirements and the potential export countries
    ·         Efficiently and safely conduct necessary testing, physical examinations, and assist with bull health and welfare under the guidance of veterinary staff, on an as needed basis

    ·         Intermediate computer skill level with ability to accurately prepare a wide variety of correspondence and reports in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and to enter data into proprietary programs
    ·         Must have good command of the English language
    ·         Demonstrate an understanding of workflow logic, client service, communication, interpersonal relations and problem solving
    ·         Strong organizational skills, self-motivated and uncompromising attention to detail
    ·         Must have valid driver's license and be insurable under the company's automobile insurance policy
    ·         Fundamental understanding of A.I. industry, preferred
    Qualified candidates must submit resume with salary requirements and employment history by Friday, April 3, 2015 to or fax to 614.733.3470.

    Position located at Select Sires, Inc. headquarters in Plain City, Ohio

  31. Farm Credit Positions

    Farm Credit

    Two positions are now available in Circleville and Coshocton,  OH for a Financial Services Officer. Please view each separate location for more details.

  32. Full-Time Farm Position


    A full time position is now available on a dairy heifer-raising and crop farm in Mount Sterling, Ohio. Please send all inquiries to David Shannon, an owner and operator of the farm.


  33. Shipping Technician

    Select Sires logo

    Select Sires, Inc. is seeking a Shipping Technician for the Chichester Center depot.  Duties include, but are not limited to, packing semen orders, caning semen, filling storage tanks with liquid nitrogen, lifting and transporting 75-80 pound tanks (two-person assist), and other tasks as assigned.  Applicant must be able to stand for long periods, lean and reach into tanks, and twist and turn from tank to tank.

    The work schedule is Monday thru Friday, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, subject to change to meet departmental needs. Occasional overtime and/or weekend work will be required.  This position reports to Gary Elliott.

  34. Research Technician

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is seeking a research tech for the laboratory of Dr. Richard Lu. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is required. Please view the attachment for more information.

  35. Production Herd Assistant

    Cattle barn

    Arethusa Farm has an immediate opening for this position. Duties include milking, bedding, treating, breeding, and some small equipment operation. Please view the attachment to learn more about this opportunity.

  36. Livestock Technician

    Select Sires logo

    Select Sires has an immediate opening at the Kellgren and Hecker Centers for a livestock technician.  Duties include, but are not limited to, bull handling for semen collection, stall cleaning, feeding, and all related barn chores, and other tasks as assigned.  Please view the attachment to learn more about this opportunity.

  37. BIF Wallace Scholarship

    Black cow

    The Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation scholarship application is now available. Applications due April 1st.

  38. Stark County Dairy Promoters

    Scholarships are awarded to applicants whose permanent address is in Stark County, Ohio, are pursuing a 2 or 4 year or graduate-level degree, have a 2.5 high school GPA and have demonstrated financial need. Deadline is April 15th. Applications can be found on their website and must be returned to Barbara Shoemaker, Stark Co. Dairy Promoters Committee, 820 Oakwood Driver, Alliance, OH 44601

  39. Ohio EPA Scholarship

    Smokey the Bear

    Students pursuing a career in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering, though other majors can apply, are now able to apply for the Ohio EPA scholarship. More information can be found on their website.  Application deadline is April 15th.

  40. NDPRB Scholarship

    Cattle barn

    The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board annually awards up to 19 $1,500 scholarships to eligible undergrads, sophomore through senior. Scholarships are awarded on academics, interest in a dairy-related career, and demonstration of leaderships skills. For a full description, please view the attached flyer. Applications are due April 17th.

  41. NPFDA Scholarship

    The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association is awarding four $2,000 scholarships this year to those that qualify. All appropriate documents must be received by May 31, 2015. View the attachment for more details.