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Department of Animal Sciences


Job Opportunities at Waterman Dairy for Summer 2017:

The Ohio State Waterman Dairy is looking for students interested in operating farm equipment and working with dairy cattle. Paid positions are open for Summer 2017 employment and can fulfill internship requirements.

The OSU Waterman Dairy has 110 registered Jerseys in milk and approximately 165 replacement heifers. The farm consists of 120 crop acres plus 45 acres of pasture land that is maintained. The farm does all of its own cropping and maintenance.

Benefits to summer employment gives employees preference to limited fall semester job openings. The farm does provide free on farm housing for students who demonstrate good knowledge and work ethic. These students are held to a higher level of accountability and take on the role of student managers.

Besides general dairy chores other opportunities can be tailored to fit internship requirements or employee interests. Work hours are flexible and the farm is located within a mile of campus to allow convenient commute between or after classes. Work experience can be gained in the following on farm practices:

  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Parlor Maintenance
  • Crop Production
  • Pasture Management
  • Milking
  • Cattle Treatment
  • Herd Checks
  • Herd Reproduction
  • Heifer/Calf Management
  • Leading Tours

For more detailed information pertaining to job opportunities please contact John Lemmermen or Bekah Meller.