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Student Newsletter: March 25, 2018

Why did the cat wear a dress?

Becase she was feline fine... 

Hope this cheesy joke helps you get through the week! 

In This Issue:











  1. Pet of the Week

    This is Chunk! Chunk was adopted into his family about 4 months ago and has been loving every minute with them. His family says that he's one of the most loving and playful dogs they have ever had. He makes friends with everyone he meets! 

    If you would like to see your pet featured in the newsletter, email me a picture and short paragraph about your pet! 

  2. Your Weekly Inspiration!

    "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." 

         - John Boyle O'Reilly

  3. Waldock Brothers Award Application

    The Waldock Brothers Award recognizes an Outstanding Senior in Animal Sciences based on criteria including scholarship, leadership, and service to the Department of Animal Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University and the communities served.  The award originates with the Waldock Brothers, Jack and Bill, and recognized their dedication to high-quality education within the Department of Animal Sciences.

    The application materials and process are outlined on the following pages of this document.  Please type the application. Return the completed application to Dr. Steve Moeller via email ( by March 30, 2018 

  4. Anim Sci 5000

    Are you curious how/why people make decisions about animals? Do you want to explore your particular animal-related area of interest in more depth? Consider enrolling in Human Dimension of Animal Sciences (AnimSci 5000)! The class will be offered in Autumn 2018 T/Th 2:20-3:40 and taught by Dr. Kelly George. The class is 3 credit hours and will count for major elective credit or HAI minor credit. 

  5. VMD-PhD Training at Penn

    Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

    The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.

    Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting this link

  6. Change in OSU Vet Med Requirements

    Beginning in the next admissions cycle (Fall 2018), Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine will not require the GRE.  However, there may be other institutions that require the admissions exam – please check all relevant web sites to ensure you’re completing the requirements necessary to be eligible to apply to other institutions. 

  7. Poultry Science Club's Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

    From Thursday, March 29 to Friday, March 30, eggs will be hidden around the CFAES Campus and can be redeemed for prizes in the Kottman Lobby from 11am-2pm each day! They will have a 5 egg limit per person. Happy egg hunting!

  8. Faculty Want to Get to Know You!

    Under the leadership of our new Department Chair, Dr. John Foltz, the faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences embarked on a Visioning for the Future exercise on February 27, with the aid of two OSU personnel serving a meeting facilitators. The purpose of the meeting was to learn of our strengths, what are needs for improvement, opportunities and threats for future endeavors, and how do we position ourselves to excel in the future. One of the first questions asked of the faculty by the facilitators was “Why are you here?” – no not to recite of the FFA motto at the beginning of the meeting, but a reflection on why we choose to work here. It is important for you as students to realize that the top two responses were because: 1) the faculty enjoy teaching students and assisting in their personal and professional development and 2) the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. It’s important for you to realize that faculty enjoy their jobs because of YOU!

  9. Chipotle Fundraiser

    Make dinner a selfless act by joining the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association for a fundraiser at Chipotle! Stop by the Chipotle at 1726 N High on Monday, March 26 from 5:00-9:00pm. Tell the cashier you're supporting the cause and 50% of your purchase will go back to the club! 

  10. ASU Donation Drive

    The ladies of Alpha Sigma Upsilon are hosting a donation drive during the month of March for a local women’s shelter organization, YWCA. They are in need of personal hygiene items, infant care items, new clothes of all sizes, cleaning supplies, and any other essential items. Please consider donating to the cause at one of the donation boxes located in Agricultural Administration Lobby or Nosker Lobby. Those who donate to the drive will be entered to win one of two $10 gift cards after filling out this google form! For more details, please see the donation drive flyer or contact Paige Doklovic.12!

  11. Columbus Zoo Mock Interviews

    Attend a Mock Interview with Columbus Zoo on Friday, April 6. Experience an in person interview and receive personalized feedback and advice on your interview skills. All mock interviews take place in the CFAES Library.

    • Sign up through Hireabuckeye.
    • Search for CFAES Mock Interview under Job Postings.
    • You will be asked to upload a resume.
    • Select a 30 minute time slot from 9am-12pm.

    WIth any questions, contact Mary McLaughlin.

  12. CFAES Student Celebration

    Join us for an adventure on Thursday, April 12 for the 65th CFAES Celebration of Students (formerly known as the CFAES Recognition Program)! Be sure to join our “Pre-boarding” reception beginning at 4:45 pm, where all are welcome for mingling and various displays outside the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union. The banquet begins at 5:15 pm. Parking is available for our guests and visitors in the Ohio Union parking garages. Suggested attire is business professional.

    Tickets go on sale now (required for only the banquet portion of the evening). The social hour is free. Find a committee member or stop in Ag Admin room 100 or Kottman room 210 to purchase your ticket for $15. For table reservations, contact any committee member. Tables are available for $180 each for student organizations (10 tickets at $15 each plus a $30 reservation fee) and $200 each for departments/schools and guests (10 tickets at $15 each plus a $50 reservation fee). For more information, please see the attachment. Hope to see you there!

  13. College of Pharmacy Employer Showcase

    Pharmacy Career Services is pleased to invite you to attend their first annual Employer Showcase event on Wednesday, April 4 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Tower room 115. This career event is designed to provide a venue for you to interact with employers in a casual & informational setting. The event will be set up in a speed-networking fashion and it is focused on you learning as much as you can about numerous organizations through group discussions and questions posed by your peers. The hope is to provide a space for you to learn about different companies (even if you are not currently searching for a position), develop strong relationships with the recruiters to secure future opportunities, and attend a flexible and casual event that you can easily go to after class.

    So far there are 10 employers & counting!

    • Fruth Pharmacy
    • Marc’s
    • CVS Health
    • Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio
    • The Centers for Families & Children
    • Meijer
    • Medpace
    • Rite Aid
    • Walmart
    • UC Army Healthcare.

    We hope you will join us to explore pharmacy technician and volunteer opportunities, as well as to gain useful information about the companies as a whole! Please register here!

  14. 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.

  15. SITZ Angus Ranch Fall Internship

    Are you looking for an internship next fall? Consider this awesome opportunity! All interns need the willingness to work hard and work well with the crew. Please expect to work the long hours that are sometimes associated with production agriculture. Be prepared to dress for the weather. Long-term ranch interest is preferred. This is a paid internship that offers an opportunity for hands on experience in the seed-stock cattle industry. Housing accommodations are provided. Internship dates are approximate.

    Interns are involved in a wide variety of tasks around the ranch during this time of year including PAP testing, semen testing, videoing/picturing, and sorting bulls for the sale. The intern will also assist with checking, gathering, and weaning cattle. Other tasks may include fencing, feeding, helping with the Fall Bull sale and delivering bulls etc.

    Apply online here by May 1. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Taylre, Amber, or Ashley Sitz at or (406) 616-3869.

  16. Sexing Technology Part-Time and Full-Time Positions

    Sexing Technology in South Charleston, OH has two full-time openings in the heifer calf department and two part time positions available. If you are interested, contact Bob Hostetler at (614) 937-5356 or For more information about the company, visit their website here.

  17. Kentucky Equine Management Internship

    Kentucky Equine Management currently has two Ambulatory Veterinary Assistant positions open at Hagyard. One position is starting immediately through the end of June and the other position is starting in April through July. If interested or for more information, contact Jamie O'Flynn by email or phone (859) 685-3703. 

  18. Sombrero Ranches Summer Internship

    Sombrero is one of the largest guest horse operations in the country, currently running about 1500 head.  Sombrero has been around for over 50 years and is still owned by the same family.  Each year, several of their stables hire people from around the country to come spend a summer in Colorado working with horses.  Each stable takes guests on trail rides in the Rocky Mountains and maintains a herd of up to 150 horses at a time. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a summer job or an internship. Most wranglers stay for about a 90 day period over the summer months. There is possible opportunity for a few to stay for a year and they will need some wranglers to start working right away. Living quarters and most meals are provided in addition to a salary and tips. This job requires horse knowledge and solid experience, and a love of working with people. It is hard work and long hours, but it is very rewarding.  If you are someone who loves horses, people, and working outside you should consider applying.  There is a wealth of information on the company and each stable online at  Please check it out and see if it could be something for you! For more information about the position see this attachment or this attachment. The application form is attached as well. 

  19. Vienna Beef Internship

    Based in Chicago, Vienna Beef has been manufacturing super premium quality beef products since 1893. Currently the company manufactures a wide variety of sausage, deli meat and soup products in the newly remodeled Production Plant located in the Bridgewater neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. They are looking to partner with two students in the field of Meat Science or Agriculture. In the duration of the paid internship, each student will have hands on experience in the following departments of Vienna Beef; quality assurance, soup, shipping/recieving/purchasing, boning, sausage, packaging, and smokehouse. If this seems like something you might be interested in, please see the attachment for more information. With any questions, contact June Lustig at

  20. Dreams on Horseback Internship

    Dreams on Horseback, a horse-partnered learning center in Blacklick, Ohio, is looking for unpaid summer interns to assist with programs, provide horse care, and co-lead camp activities. The candidate should be energetic, able to lift 25 lbs., and be comfortable working with people with special needs. Training as a side-walker/leader in accordance with the requirements outlined by PATH International is mandatory and will be provided. Dreams on Horseback encourages those interested in equine-business, therapeutic riding instruction, or special education to apply. Previous horse experience is helpful. Interested applicants should contact their program director Josie Drushal at

  21. Ohio State Fair Entry Department Clerk

    There is an opportunity to work at the Ohio State Fair in the Entry Department! Responsibilities include data input, copying letters, making show programs, and other office work. Knowledge of livestock is beneficial and the ability to work with Microsoft programs is also important. Candidates should also be self-motivated and have organizational skills. A typical day in the office includes inputting of entries for various species, along with some copying of letters for exhibitors. It will also include some work with Creative Arts along with Ag and Horticulture entries. Questions about entries or payments usually required a call to the family or exhibitor for clarification. When the State Fair is in full swing, the daily tasks include entering/proofing payrolls, updating entries, and creating Fair cattle show programs. The timeframe of employment is middle of June to early August. If you have any questions, contact Barb Prince at 614-644-4052 or

  22. Suwannee Valley Feeds Internship

    Suwannee Valley Feeds is a feed company set up in North Florida and caters to Florida and Georgia dairies. They are planning to offer one summer internship position in 2018. The position will have a focus on forage harvest, sampling, and ensiling of corn silage. They work with CHR Hansen on this. Attached is the job description and rough timeline of expected responsibilities. To apply, please send your resume to Will Lloyd.

  23. Summer Internship with NAMI

    North American Meat Institute is looking for a summer intern. Ideally, a highly motivated upper level undergraduate or graduate student interested in a career in the meat industry and policy. This student would work with their legislative, international, scientific, regulatory, and meeting/events teams at the Meat Institute. Interns will have access to full staff as well as multiple networking opportunities in Washington, DC.

    The internship would be unpaid. Additional information will follow but please contact Dr. KatieRose McCullough as soon as possible if you are interested. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get hands on experience in DC and in policy making.

  24. Stone Throw Farm Job Opportunity

    Do you enjoy working with horses? Do you have free time during the week and want to get paid? Stone's Throw Farm is a small equestrian boarding and lesson facility between Dublin and Powell, right next to Sawmill Road. They need help with turning horses out, mucking stalls, feeding, watering, and general barn tidying. If you can drive a small tractor, they also need help with arena dragging. You must be comfortable around horses and have experience caring for them independently.

    If you can only come out once a week, that’s fine. If you can come out several times per week, that’s fine too. As long as you are responsible and pleasant to work with, you are welcome there! If you are an experienced rider and want to do more, show them that you are good with horses and people, and then you can take on exercise rides, riding lessons, and more.

    If you need internship credit for school, they are happy to work with your school to have this work experience qualify for credit.

    Please respond with your qualifications (or resume) and any questions you have to this email.  This is an awesome opportunity and they look forward to hearing from you!

  25. AIARD Fellowship

    AIARD is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018 Future Leaders Forum (FLF) is now available!  As part of the annual Future Leaders Forum (FLF)  in Washington, DC, fellows attend the annual AIARD conference and additional programming just for Future Leaders. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions.

    These fellowships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. 

    Undergraduate or graduate students at U.S. universities, foreign and American are encouraged to apply. See what past FLF participants have to say about the program. Applications are due by March 30, 2018!

  26. Twisted Arrow Farms Internship

    Twisted Arrow Farms is currently seeking college students with equine experience to intern at their facilities in Marysville, Ohio. As an assistant barn manager, students will be required to help manage and maintain a 29 acre facility that currently houses 20 horses with room for more. Applicants must be motivated individuals with a good work ethic, a desire to learn about management skills and practices, and must have reliable transportation. The deadline for summer applications is April 1. For more information, or to apply, contact Amber McGraw

  27. Family Farm Position

    A family owned farm is seeking a multitasker, utility minded person that is particularly interested in innovative use of a farm. The dairy operations consist of approx. 80 registered B/W and Red and White Holsteins with a few Brown Swiss. They have replacement heifers (upwards of 80 head) and currently 20 calves on bucket. They have IVF activity and are a premier red Breeder. Additionally, the farm also grain farms approx. 800 acres with corn, beans, alfalfa, wheat and other. The pay would start at $10 an hour. Length & Housing are both negotiable. Animal health consciousness, ability to run some equipment, and manual labor are all requirements. Contact Ann McMahan for more information or if interested. 

  28. 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.

  29. 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. 

  30. 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

  31. Best Angus and Quarter Horses Internship Opportunities

    Best Angus and Quarter Horses is a purebred registered Angus operation in the beautiful, rugged badlands of western North Dakota at Elkhorn Creek Ranch, 15 miles southeast of Watford City in McKenzie County. They have multiple paid internship opportunities lasting from May to August. Likewise, the company provides furnished, modern private cabins with utilities and combination of family style, boxed lunch, and restaurant meals for interns. For more information about various positions available and how to apply, see the attachment.

  32. 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

  33. Masters' Program Opportunity

    OSU is looking for motivated, self-driven and productive student to start Masters' of Science program in the 2018 Autumn semester. The position is fully-funder (tuition covered plus stipend) and is focused on economic modeling of dairy farms. The graduate program in Animal Sciences combines coursework and research to provide training in both applied and basic aspects of Animal Sciences. The research project will integrate nutrition, economics and analysis of farm management  to minimize environmental impacts of dairy farms while maximizing profits. Students with an interest on the application of economics to the animal sciences are particularily encouraged to apply although no previous experience with economic modeling is required. For application details or additional inquiries, please contact Dr. Luis Moraes by email or by phone 614-292-6507. 


  34. Research Position at Auburn University

    Dr.Dianna Bourassa is looking for a Masters level student that would be interested in working in the area of poultry welfare during stunning and/or euthanasia. Dr. Bourassa is an Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist in the Poultry Science department here at Auburn University. Benefits of the position include networking opportunities and exposure to an essential topic in poultry processing and welfare. This assistantship is based on a stipend (13 hour work week) of approximately $15,067/year and tuition waiver. For more information about the position and a full set of application instructions, please see the attachment

  35. Interested in Working with Thoroughbreds?

    Have you been looking for a full-time position related to the equine industry? Thoroughbred Daily News has a large list of various career postings. Check out the link here

  36. Trueman Farm Position

    There are immediate part-time and full-time postions availble at a local farm in Hilliard, OH! Experience is preferred, but not required. Job duties include, but are not limited to, stall cleaning, feeding, grooming, and equipment care. If interested, see the attachment. Send all inquires to

  37. Veterinary Administrative Manager Postion

    If you love animals and are passionate about helping pets and people, and want to grow with a veterinary hospital that focuses on providing excellent medical care to family pets, this position may be perfect for you! Chagrin Fall Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic is in search of a full-time Veterinary Administrative Manager to join the team at their growing practice in the Chagrin Falls area. Their practice strongly values a down-to-earth approach to help people understand the complexities of veterinary medicine and to promote preventive care. They strive for excellence in veterinary medicine, sensible and personalized treatment plans, and extraordinary customer service.

    Some position responsibilites include: participating in the professional development and coaching of an excellent long-term support team to assure all staff are achieving their professional goals; developing strategies to further build and enhance relationships with clients by enhancing customer service; client referrals and online presence, ensuring proper medical record documentation and facilitating the transition to a paperless medical record system; and overseeing and utilizing technology tools to improve our client communications and compliance / reminder system.

    If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please visit the link

  38. Veterinary Technician Position

    There is a Veterinary Technician position opening at the Chagrin Fall Veterinary Center and Pet Clinic! The position offers flexible hours and a competitive salary. The successful candidate should be competent with assisting in physical examinations, handling and restraining animals, managing care and treatments, client education, using computers to enter medical notes and treatments, and setting up and maintaining treatment areas and supplies. They will also assist with customer service and front desk duties. They would also be interested in new graduates from veterinary technician programs and willing to train right candidate. For more information or to apply, visit their website

  39. Director of Farm Operations Position

    There is a positon opening for Director of Farm Operations. This position provides administrative oversight to the animal unit operations and the animal unit research processes at Columbus and Wooster campuses within the Department of Animal Sciences, including the sheep units, beef units, swine units, dairy units, poultry units, and equine units. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in animal science or an equivalent combination of education and experience, strong oral and written communication skills, and experience in research and management of farm animals. For more information, please visit the link

  40. Area Sales Manager Position

    Central/Select Sires has a full-time area sales manager position available! The area sales manager will experience a career with East Central/Select Sires, the industry leader in genetics, reproduction, and product solutions for dairy and beef producers. This position is based in the heart of dairy country: southern Wisconsin. For more information regarding responsibilities and qualificaitons, please see that attachment

  41. 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

  42. 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
  43. NPFDA Scholarship

    The NPFDA (National Poultry & Food Distributors Association) Scholarship Foundation is entering its 39th year of scholarship assistance. They now award five $4,000 scholarships to students in the fields of poultry science, food science, agricultural economics/marketing, Food Marketing and all other areas of study related to the poultry and food industry. The application, transcript and letter of endorsement must reach the NPFDA office no later than May 31. For more information, please see the attachment

  44. Stark County Scholarship

    The Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship Fund based with The Stark Community Foundation, Canton, Ohio, has helped students for 26 years. Criteria for this scholarship includes: Students whose permanant 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 application to be submitted is April 1, 2018. New this year, the only way for a student to apply for a scholarship administered through The Stark Community Foundation is online here

    With any questions, please call the Foundation at 330-454-3426. 

  45. National Dairy Shrine Scholarship

    Tomorrow's dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and on dairy farms across the country. National Dairy Shrine's task is to encourage, stimulate, and inspire them. Since its inception, National Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the interest of outstanding dairy youth in our industry. Dairy students, our future leaders, are eligible to apply for these National Dairy Shrine college scholarships and recognition awards with grants totaling over $40,000. For a description of each award available, check out this link! All scholarship applications are due by April 15th!

  46. National Dairy Board Scholarship

    The National Dairy Board has multiple scholarships available to sophmore-senior dairy students and students in the dairy club. Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded. Additionally, the NDB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient. Applications are due April 27, 2018. For more information, see the attachment or visit the link.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.
  50. 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.



  51. Join the Global Option

    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)

    To learn more, see this website with additional details and the Global Option application.With any questions, contact Kelly Newlon.

  52. Ireland Study Abroad

    Have you been dreaming about going to Ireland? This is your opporitunity! There will be a study abroad trip to Ireland over winter break 2018. Students will compare the roles of animals in two societies, study how our views of animals are impacted, and expand their understanding of animals. Students can earn 3 credit hours. There will be an information session held on March 7 from 10:00-11:00AM in the Animal Science Building room 212. Applications for the program are due April 1! Contact Difei Shen with any quesitons. 

  53. Scotland Spring Break Study Abroad

    Have you ever wanted to see Scotland? This may be your opportunity! There is a new education abroad program that will allow students to examine small ruminant heritage breeds of Scotland, tour University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine, meet and enjoy lectures by University of Glasgow faculty, explore Scotland’s history/myths/landscape, and so much more! For more information, contact Dr. Kelly George (.239) or Dr. Difei Shen (.1040). Applications for this trip are due October 1, 2018

  54. Undergraduate TA for AU2018

    The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Autumn semester 2018.  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 no later than May 1. For additional information, visit the link.

  55. ASCA Application

    The Animal Science Community Alliance (ASCA) is a leadership group comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Department of Animal Sciences. Each member will assist in the recruitment of high school students, serve as a peer mentor/small group leader in the ANIM SCI 2700 course, support and mentor current students in the department, plan and implement retention events that build community, and engage in the Columbus community through the mentorship of at-risk youth via science education and professional development activites. For more information about membership qualfications, membership expectations, and the application process, see the attachment or contact Mariette Benage. Applications are due Wednesday, March 28th

  56. 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!

  57. 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

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. Network with Alumnifire

    Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.

    Learn more here

    For questions or additional information feel free to contact us at 614-292-3314 or 800-635-8944.

  61. 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!

  62. 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