Student Newsletter : March 31, 2019

  1. From Broke to Woke Event

    Join CFAES Alumni Society, Shades of Animal Sciences, and MANRRS on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:00pm in Ag. Admin #200 for their Broke to Woke Event! Engage with recent graduates to learn about setting up retirement, insurance, and renting vs. buying. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to

  2. CFAES Annual Research Conference

    This is a reminder to register for the 2019 CFAES Annual Research Conference! It will be held on Monday, April 22 at the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau & 4-H Center in Columbus, OH. The conference will be shortened this year, taking place from approximately 9:00-12:15pm (agenda attached). Light refreshments will be provided. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to attend this celebration of CFAES research and hear some updates about the college from Gary Pierzynski, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. Transportation will be provided from Wooster to Columbus for those who are interested. Registration closes on April 8.

  3. CHAIRE Student Health Event

    Come relax with animals for FREE before finals! There will be various animals in the Animal Science Building Arena (111) on Monday, April 22 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Snacks will be provided. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome! 

  4. Animal Sciences Celebration of Excellence

    Join us for an afternoon of recognizing our undergraduate and graduate students, Animal Sciences Hall of Fame and Dairy Hall of Fame recipients on Thursday, April 4th from 3:00-4:30 in the Fawcett Center. Those interested should RSVP to Julie Becker.287 in Plumb Hall 116.

  5. EEOB 3498

    Upcoming course: EEOB 3498 Undergraduate Research in Behavioral Ecology in Fall 19.

    Call No 26433- 4 credit hours TR 11:10-12:30, plus two hours of lab (TBD by the students)

    This course aims to provide opportunities for undergraduates to conduct supervised independent research in behavioral ecology.
    The class projects will be on social ecology of animals. We will also learn applied statistics by using a statistical programming language. Finally, students will present their findings in a poster symposium at the end of the semester. 

    contact: or visit Lab Web Page:

  6. 2019 Celebration of Students

    Join us at the 66th Annual College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Celebration of Students: CFAES Live! This event will shine a spotlight on the accomplishments of the CFAES students, staff and faculty. The celebration will be held in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union on April 4 and 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 are on sale now! Find a committee member or stop in Ag Admin room 100 or Kottman Hall room 210 to purchase your ticket for $15. For table reservations, contact Megan 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).


    The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) launched the Infectious Diseases Student Community of Practice and Engagement (ID SCOPE) in partnership with the Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, a center within the Glenn College. The ID SCOPE is open to all students, regardless of major or rank as they are trying to engage students from all disciplines given the broad nature of the infectious disease grand challenge/wicked problem. The ID SCOPE features weekly discussion and engagement sessions (Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm) on current infectious disease topics, linking various disciplines, public policy, human behavior and legal components. It also provides research opportunities as well as on-going student mentoring in “soft skill” development. See the attachment for more infomation. 

  8. Shades Club

    Shades Club is always looking to recruit new members! The purpose of Shades of Animal Sciences is to provide networking opportunities for multicultural students with a wide variety of interests, while focusing mainly on animals through education and service. Meetings are held on alternating Thursdays at 6:30pm in Plumb Hall 102. For more information, email the club or visit their facebook page! 

  9. Love Volunteering? Love Primates?

    At A.P.E.S. (American Primate Educational Sanctuary) volunteers take on a role similar to that of a keeper in a zoo. They clean the cages, prepare meals, do dishes, prepare enrichment, and other upkeep that may need done. It requires a lot of hard work and they look for dedicated volunteers to help out. Volunteers are required to come at least one designated day each week and work for about 3-4 hours. Volunteering with A.P.E.S. is a very rewarding educational experience. If this seems like something you would be interested in, check out their website here! Feel free to reach out to Pam White (614)657-8944 with any questions. 

  10. Volunteer with The Mid-Ohio Foodbank

    The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is hoping to share some of their volunteer opportunities with students and faculty. They have a variety of projects available and would love some new volunteers! They are happy to host both individuals and groups at their activities. If you are interested please visit their website at


  11. Purdue Undergrad Summer Research Program

    Looking to pursue a career in the rapidly growing field of digital agriculture and data science? Check out this undergraduate summer research program in digital agriculture. This student centered, active-learning environment allows undergraduates to put data into action and communicate processes and results effectively. The program will run from mid-May through mid-August. Students interested in this program will benefit from strong faculty mentoring in small groups across many disciplines, $5,250 stipend for travel and living costs, optional academic course credit, and much more. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, check out the attachment

  12. Ohio State Fair Entry Department Clerk

    Opportunity to work (intern) at the Ohio State Fair in the Entry Department. Responsibilites include data input, office skills (cold calls, office equipment), application of animal species knowledge and time management. Knowledge of livestock is beneficial and the ability to work with Microsoft programs is important. Candidates should be self-motivated and have organizational skills. A typical day in the office includes inputting of entries for various departments (arts-livestock), clarifying entry data, and proofing/editing entry work. 

    During the State Fair daily tasks include entering/proofing show results and payrolls, updating entries and creating Fair cattle show programs. 

    Time frame of employment is middle of June to early August. Any questions should be directed to Barb Prince at 614-644-4052 or

  13. Seaboard Foods Career and Internship Opportunities

    Do you know where you will start your career after graduation? If you are still searching for your perfect career opportunity, you are in luck - Seaboard Foods is here to help! They have a few full time Management Trainee positions that are available in the following areas:

    • Animal Operations Management Trainee (swine farm management)
    • Industrial Maintenance Management Trainee
    • Feed Mill Management Trainee
    • Food Safety & Quality Assurance Management Trainee
    • Supply Chain & Distribution Management Trainee
    • Plant Operations Management Trainee (meat science, meat processing)

    They also have a few remaining internship positions as well!

    • Feed Mill Intern
    • Animal Operations Intern
    • Land, Nutrient and Maintenance Intern

    Please visit Handshake or our career’s page to apply to the position. Someone from their recruiting team will be in touch soon regarding next steps once you have applied.  If you would like to learn more about their management trainee roles or internships, we encourage you to browse the Campus Corner section of our website.

  14. Summer Barn Coordinator Postition

    DuBois Center, a faith-based camp and retreat center in southern Illinois, is seeking an enthusiastic team player to serve as Barn Coordinator for their summer horseback riding program. The ideal candidate will be at least 20 years old (21+ preferred) and have experience with barn management and riding instruction.

    Duties include managing our 20 horse herd, maintaining tack and facilities, ensuring the health and safety of both horses and campers, teaching basic riding lessons, training and supervising paid and volunteer staff engaged in horse-related activities, being the “lead” rider on trail rides, facilitating barn chores, assisting with overall staff training, and participating in general camp activities as time allows. For more information, check out their website

  15. 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 ed to apply. Previous horse experience helpful. Interested applicants may apply at the following link:


  16. HHYF Summer Position

    The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking an assistant/instructor to travel during the months of late May, June, July and part of August. Person must be great with kids, capable of driving a truck/6-horse trailer, and self motivated! Harness racing background helpful but not required.

    For more information, visit this link:

  17. Stauffer Farms Internship

    Stauffer Farms LLC is a 3800 cow dairy in northern St. Lawrence county NY.  They raise replacements and crop 3700 acres of corn silage and haylage.  The dairy facilities are modern, constructed over the span of 2009-2018. Wet calves are raised in a combination of calf barn and hutches. Bigger heifers are raised in retrofitted dairy barns, with some being custom raised. They have undergone a major expansion in 2017-2018 and are currently milking in twin, double 24 parallel parlors.

    The business approach of Stauffer Farms LLC is to promote efficiency in every way possible. They have aggressively invested capital to achieve this and are currently shipping over 1,600,000 lbs of milk per worker. They are also very comfortable investing in and learning technology as a way to increase efficiency and profitability. Unlike many large dairies, their labor force is predominantly local.  While in the past they have raised all forage and heifers, their latest expansion has been made possible by entering into forage and heifer raising agreements with neighboring farms. 

    They are currently looking for an intern at their facility. The position will pay $12.00 per hour plus room and board (a guest room in one of the partner’s house). For more information on the position and how to apply, see the attachment


  18. Heimerl Farms Internship

    Heimerl Farms is a highly dedicated family run farming operation located 20 minutes northeast of Columbus in Johnstown, Ohio. Johnstown is home to not only their main office, but also the farm which started their swine enterprise many years ago. The main office is responsible for payroll, record keeping, computer operations, phone calls, feed ordering and processing, etc., which are necessary for their business. One major component vital to their operation located in Johnstown is their recently added on to feed processing facility. At this state of the art facility nearly 60% of our pigs are fed through the feed processed here each day. Although the main office is located in Johnstown, Heimerl Farms Ltd. has many swine operations located throughout the state. Even though they are most widely known for their Swine operations in Ohio, raising Holstein Cattle, plus farming several thousand acres makes Heimerl Farms a vital family oriented farming operation in the state. If this is something you would be interested in, see the attached promortional flyer and the attached internship

  19. Business Opportunity (Equestrian Facility)

    22 stall barn in City of Dublin. 2 minutes from 270. Less than 10min drive time from Dublin, Powell, Worthington, and Upper Arlington. Lots of opportunity for boarding and/or lesson program. Rent is $2500/month. Boarding rates should easily hit $500-$600 per stall per month based on location and current facilities. Proximity to well-off, child-centered neighborhoods makes lesson programs – especially intro-level children’s riding programs – likely to generate reliable income. Barn contains 18 full-size stalls and 4 half-size stalls for minis. Other facilities include 45' by 90' indoor arena, 100' by 200' outdoor arena, 50' round pen, 50' square pen, eight 25' by 100' turn out runs with 20' run in shelters, two pastures with 24' run ins, indoor observation area, tack lockers, and indoor lounge space. Access to undeveloped 20-acre field to the north negotiable. Water included. In addition to rent ($2500/mo), you will be responsible for all parts of your business, including all labor, materials and supplies, appropriate insurance, electricity, all maintenance, manure removal, portable toilet rental (if desired), and providing daily care for 5 additional horses. Please respond with your questions AND either business plan or description of your prior experience or related education and plan for generating income to adequately care for all horses involved in your business model and pay the $2500 per month. Responses without information about you and your initial business plan will not be responded to. Photos available. Owners live on site. Unscheduled drive-bys will be considered trespassing.

  20. Technology Support Analyst

    Dairy Records Mangement Systems (DRMS) is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide superior customer care and technical support from their Ames, IA office. DRMS, with offices at North Carolina State University and Iowa State University, provides monthly DHIA managment reports, on-farm software (PCDART), an the PocketDairy app to over 14,000 producers with 2.1M cows and to 500 nutritionists, veterinarians and industry consultants. 

    For more information, see the attachment

  21. In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory Position

    Local infertility testing and in vitro fertilization laboratory looking to hire full time lab technician.  Minimum BS in biology, related animal science, or other scientific field required.  Previous laboratory experience a plus, but willing to train the right person.  Candidates must be US citizens and detail- oriented with good communication skills.  Weekend and holiday rotations are expected in this field of work.  Health benefits and 401K company- match are available.  Please send resume as an indication of interest to Donna Ridder, MS, TS, CRCS at  Reproductive Diagnostics, Inc., Columbus, OH.

  22. CWT Group Herdsman Position

    Central Ohio, 1,000 cow dairy farm looking for herdsman. Responsibilities include herd health, daily oversight of 2-3 employees, data entry (PC Dart), report generation, supply pricing and ordering, vet checks, hoof trimmer scheduling, coordinating of young livestock movement (to and from the grower), oversight of 2 employees at the calf facility, repo programs, and the possibility of breeding the herd.  Pay will be based on the amount of responsibility accepted, 55K to 70K.  There is the possibility of expanded responsibilities and pay (ie. operations manager) if so desired by an individual. Health insurance offered, matching simple IRA, uniforms, and paid vacation time. Work weeks will be in the 55 to 65 hour range. Send inquiries to  

  23. 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

  24. MISA Scholarship

    The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA) of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will be awarding $10,000 scholarships this year to deserving students studying in the Food & Meat Sciences and Engineering at Universities across the country.  Last year they were awarded to seven students fromUniversity of Tennessee, Colorado State University, University of Florida, Texas Tech University, and Oklahoma State University.  We had over 60 applicants

    This is to encourage and support those interested in pursuing careers within the meat industry or engineering field.  Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: academic performance, commitment to a career in the meat industry or engineering field as well as potential for success.

    We hope you pass this onto your students, to apply please visit and under Giving Back scroll down to MISA Scholarship 2019 and click on the apply button, it will ask you to open or save the MISA application 2019 to your files.  All applications must be submitted in one document via PDF on or before the deadline of May 10.

    The deadline for the scholarship submission for this year is Friday, May 10 and applicants will be notified in the middle of July.  If any of your students have any questions on the scholarship, please feel free to Ann Marie Penaranda or 703/663-1213.

  25. Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation Memorial Scholarship

    The Roy A. Wallace BIF Memorial Fund was established to honor the life and career of Roy A. Wallace. Mr. Wallace worked for Select Sires for 40 years, serving as vice-president of beef programs and devoted his life to beef-cattle improvement. He became involved with BIF in its infancy and was the only person to attend each of the first 40 BIF conventions. He loved what BIF stood for – an organization that brings together purebred and commercial cattle breeders, academia and breed associations, all committed to improving beef cattle. Wallace was honored with both the BIF Pioneer Award and BIF Continuing Service Award and co-authored the BIF 25-year history, Ideas into Action. This scholarship was established to encourage young men and women interested in beef cattle improvement to pursue those interests as Mr. Wallace did, with dedication and passion. Proceeds from the Roy A. Wallace Beef Improvement Federation Memorial Fund will be used to award scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled as fulltime students in pursuit of a degree related to the beef cattle industry. Criteria for selection will include demonstrated commitment and service to the beef cattle industry. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a passion for the areas of beef breeding, genetics, and reproduction. Additional considerations will include academic performance, personal character, and service to the beef cattle industry. Two scholarships will be offered in the amount of $1250 each. One will be awarded to a student currently enrolled as an undergraduate and one will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in a Master of Science or Doctoral program. The application form may be found attached to this document or at Applications are due April 1

  26. 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.

  27. Handshake

    Ohio State has switched to Handshake - a modern career development platform for students to explore career employment, internships and other opportunities, based on their interests, major and skills. FisherConnect and Symplicity (CareerEngine, Hireabuckeye, FutureLink, Buckeye Careers Network) have transitioned to Handshake.

    Handshake offers many exciting new features, including:

    • Relevant feed of job and internship opportunities
    • News feed containing the latest information from career services offices and favorite employers
    • Resources specifically matching students interests

    Student accounts are preloaded and can be accessed at, using their name.# and password. Students will need to complete their profiles with details, such as work experiences, skills, interests and organizations. Next, students can explore the many resources and tools that are available in Handshake.  

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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

  32. Job Search Sites

    Job search

    In addition to company websites, below is a list of websites that you might find helpful in your search for a full-time position, or even internship experience.

    Ag Explorer

    Hireabuckeye (the CFAES Job Database)

    Animal Science Jobs

    Ag Careers 

    Continental Search (Specific for Animal Agriculture)

    Federation of Animal Science Societies (Mostly Higher-Education Animal Science Positions)

    Equimax (Equine-Specific)

    American Association of Zoos & Aquariums 

    American Associations of Laboratory Animal Science

    American Meat Science Association

    Ohio Hiring Management Systems

    Sciences Crossing