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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: March 5, 2017

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  1. New Summer 2017 Course Offering

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

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

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

    Prerequisite: ANIMSCI/MEATSCI 3110 or permission of instructor

    Please contact Eric England with questions.


  2. University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine

    Are you considering going abroad for Veterinary School?

    NEW joint program allows you to finish your Animal Sciences degree with an early commitment to the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine!

    Information Session
    Monday, August 28th
    212 Animal Science

    Contact: Dr. Kelly George (.239)


  3. M.S. Graduate Research Assistant - Range Livestock Research

    A graduate research assistantship in range livestock research is available in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science at the University of Idaho. All coursework will be completed at the UI campus in Moscow, ID and research will be conducted from the NMCREEC in Carmen, ID and the Rock Creek Ranch near Hailey, ID. A Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences, Range, Biology or a related field is required and experience handling livestock is preferred. Applicants must be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be able to work individually or as a team member, and demonstrate excellent verbal-communication and written skills. 

    To apply, please contact Dr. Melinda Ellison at (208) 756-2749 or send a cover letter, CV/resume, academic transcripts (official or unofficial), and names and phone numbers for 3 professional references to Applicants must also complete an application to the UI graduate school. For even more information, see the attached job posting

  4. Horsemen's Association Meeting

    On Tuesday March 7th, OSU Horsemen's Association will have there next meeting at the OSU horse barn. We will have a carpool leaving at 6pm in front of Plumb Hall. This will be an opportunity to have a hands on experience with the new baby foals. As always pizza will be provided

  5. Quadrathlon Results

    Congratulations to Amanda O’Connor, Abby Ratcliff, Allie Schroeder, and Zach Yaufman for winning the OSU Animal Science Quadrathlon this past week.  They will represent Ohio State at the Midwest American Society of Animal Science meetings over spring break to compete for an opportunity to represent the Midwest region at the national ASAS conference.  Best of luck! 

  6. 2017 Tri-State Dairy Undergraduate Program

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

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

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

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

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

  8. AGA Seeks Mert Sowerby Summer Intern for 2017

    The American Guernsey Association is seeking candidates for the 2017 Mert Sowerby Summer Internship position. Motivated college students with an interest in the dairy industry should submit their resume and a cover letter to no later than March 8, 2017.

    The Mert Sowerby Internship was named for the late dairy industry pioneer. Sowerby was a legendary judge, herdsman, contest official and classifier renowned for his expertise in evaluating cattle. Raised on a farm in Michigan, Sowerby never considered the dairy industry his future until he began 4-H and FFA judging. He went to college at MSC (now Michigan State) and competed on their judging team as well. In 1946, Sowerby began his first career in the Guernsey industry managing the Brays Island Guernsey Farm in South Carolina.  After their dispersal, Sowerby moved on to the Woodacres Guernsey Farm in New Jersey, where he became a legend in the Guernsey fraternity. During his career at Woodacres, Sowerby sat on the AGCC Board of Directors and was a member of the Type Committee. Shortly after the Woodacres dispersal, he transitioned to becoming a national Guernsey classifier. By the end of his career, he classified more than 200,000 cows and judged shows in 28 states and three foreign countries. In 1953, Sowerby was recognized with the Klussendorf Award, and in 2011, he received the National Dairy Shrine’s Pioneer Award. He was also recognized as a distinguished member of the American Guernsey Cattle Club. Sowerby passed away in July 2014, but his legacy lives on. With the right encouragement as a youth, Sowerby was pushed in the direction of the dairy industry. The American Guernsey Association hopes this internship dedicated in his name will be a similar start for this year’s internship recipient.

  9. Red Arrow Farms Internship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. McCarty Family Farms Internship

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

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

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


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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. US Trotting Association Summer Internship

    USTA 2017 Summer Intern Position

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

    Job Summary:
    Perform tasks related to the gathering, compilation, and dissemination of racing and breeding data for the USTA, its members and customers. Responsible for providing quality assurance as it relates to the performance data transmitted to the USTA by its member tracks and other registries.

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

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

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

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

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

    Interested candidate should forward a cover letter and resume to:

    Jennifer Blough -- Director, Human Resources

  13. Kalmbach Feeds Internship

    Kalmbach Feeds is the lead pork producer in Ohio! They are looking for students who are ready to get a head start on their future career. Kalmbach Feeds is now offering a paid full-time internship at our Sow Units located across Northwestern Ohio. Students will learn Sow Unit Husbandry, Management, and Leadership skills. Kalmbach Feeds has 8+ slots still available for these internships. If interested in this internship or any other available internships please call Jacquie Daniel at (419) 294-3838 Ex.237

  14. Part-time Help Needed at Dairy Farm

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

  15. Merck Animal Health Paid Summer Internship

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

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

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


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

  16. 2017 OSU ATI Dairy Internship

    The OSU/ATI Dairy farm has internship opportunities available at the farm outside of Wooster, Ohio. The internship will be available from May through August and would be most suitable for those completing their Freshmen or Sophomore years. The internship will focus on the day to day application of management practices and the intern will rotate through four different jobs: Feeding, Milking, Calf and Heifer Raising, and Health and Reproduction. The goal of the internship is to help you see how management decisions affect day to day operations, and also how worker performance affects management decisions. You will be exposed to management programs like PCDart, CowManager, and TMR Tracker, as well as working with other support personnel. 

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

  17. Job Opening at Pilot Dogs

    Pilot Dogs is hiring for a new position, Resident Attendant.  This position is a part-time non-exempt position.  

    We are looking for an individual that is mature, responsible, and dependable.  They need also need to meet the following criteria:
    • Be able to communicate with visually impaired individuals and work around large dogs
    • Have a valid driver’s license
    • Be insurable by our insurance company
    • Pass a background check
    • Able to lift up to 40 pounds
    • Available for overnight and weekend shifts (7pm-7am two nights a week)

    If you meet these criteria and are interested in helping us improve the mobility of the visually impaired please contact Pam Miller or Jason Gray at (614)221-6367. 


  18. Dairy Herd Incorporated

                  Dairy Herd Incorporated (DHI) located on Alton Darby Road in Columbus is looking for some additional help in their milk testing lab. It is a 15 to 20 minute drive from campus.  If you are interested, please contact Brian Winters ( Be prepared to send him your resume.

  19. Seasonal Internship in Integrative Veterinary Medicine

    This program is applicable for qualified Veterinary Students, or Pre-Veterinary Students.
    The candidate would learn how to assist with: physical examinations, pet handling and restraint, managing care and treatments, client education, laboratory skills: fecal’s, blood chemistry’s, cytology; computer data entry for veterinary medical treatments, as well as setting up and maintaining treatment areas and supplies. The student would work one on one with the Staff Veterinarian: Carol Osborne and would assist with customer service and the front desk.

    -- Apply online here or call 440-247-5901

  20. Veterinary Technician Position

    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.

    Qualifications required in a Certified Veterinary Technician at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic include:
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced practice.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact and communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, with people of all ages.
    • Able to work flexible hours.
    • Interest in working with a dynamic team dedicated to excellence and quality care.
    • Excellent professional references in the veterinary field are required.
    • We would also be interested in new graduates from veterinary technician programs, willing to train right candidate.

    -- Apply online here or call 440-247-5901

  21. Barn Manager and Loper Internship Opportunity

    Looking to learn or expand your horsemanship skills through everyday barn tasks and ranch riding?

    Looking to learn how to manage your own barn and/or boarding facility?

    Looking to gain more experience working with and handling horses?

    Arabians, Quarter horses, and stock horses.

    Barn and program managing, Riding and Training, and Visit barns around central Ohio.

    Internship duration: Sept- May and May - August

    Contact Eddie Landry, barn manager for more information and to schedule an interview.

  22. Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital

    Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital is looking for a couple students that would like to work evenings and weekends. They need students who have some skill and are reliable. You would be working as assistants in the treatment area and exam rooms as well as the reception desk.  They have hit a very busy chapter at the hospital during the past 4-5 months and are continuing to grow and be very busy. If a student is willing to work hard, learn and be reliable then they are welcome to call in and ask for Tanja or Dr. Carpenter to schedule an interview. 
    Hours they are looking at are M-Th 3 or 4-7:00 and Sat. 7:30-2.

  23. Ohio Poultry Association Bird Health Programs Assistant

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

    Position Summary:

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

    Working Relationships:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Duties –

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

    Qualifications, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

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

    How to apply:

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

    The Ohio Poultry Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  24. Dairy Focus Support Opening in Dayton, Ohio

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

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

    For more information, check out the official job posting

  25. Assistant Barn Manager for Broodmare Division

    Spy Coast Farm is currently hiring in Lexington, KY. They are looking to fill the position of an assistant broodmare manager for the Broodmare and Breeding Division.


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

    Compensation Package:

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

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


  26. Still Water Farm LLC Cincinnati, OH

    Still Water Equestrian Farm located near Cincinnati is seeking a full-time, barn manager/foreman. Experience in equine management is preferred. Responsibilities to this key position include; but are not limited to:

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

    Benefits Include:

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

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

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

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

    Benefits Include:

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

    If you have a deep passion for horses with ample experience please submit your resume to:


  27. Feed Sales and Technical Support Manager

    Organix Recycling was incorporated in 2009 for the explicit purpose of diverting food from landfills to sustainable recycling facilities. They are the largest collector of supermarket food recyclables in the U.S. and serve 34 States and Puerto Rico. They recover retail food from more than 6000 major retail supermarkets and recycle most of this into ruminant feed. Animal feed represents the most value-added method of recycling retail food and is a growth market. 

    Major Responsibilities:

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

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

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

  28. Select Sires Dairy Analytics Support Specialist

    Select Sires, Inc. is seeking a Dairy Analytics Support Specialist to administer Select Sires, Inc’s RePRO ReVIEW database and program. Position will be based in Plain City, Ohio and will report to Charles Sattler and King Smith.
    This position will be responsible for database administration, data retrieval and analysis, and reporting of results to the various Select Sires and customer users. This position will also work closely with the SRS Specialists, PGA Coordinators, and RePRO ReVIEW team members. Qualified candidates must be detail oriented and technology savvy.


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


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

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

  29. Quality Supervisor Coshocton, OH

    This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz.  It is both a strategic and a tactical position.  Those that do not want to get their hands dirty or build out a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions should not apply. 

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

    For more information, please see the attached job description!

  30. Customer Service Representative Witmer's Field and Grain

    Job Description: Customer Service Representative
    Reports to: Office Manager
    Wage Structure: Salary 40-45 hours weekly

    General Responsibilities:

     Answer Phones & Direct Calls
     Greet Customers at the Front Counter
     Promote  & Develop Product Line, Show Feeds & New Pellet Line
     Coordinate all counter, seed & fertilizer transactions, weigh trucks 
     Answer Customer Feed & Animal Health Questions
     Work with Wholesale Business Development & Quality Assurance Director
     Assist with Marketing & Trade Shows
     Understand and put to practice company sales practices, mission statement, & core values  

    Desired Skill Set:

     BS degree in Agriculture, Animal Science
     Speak effetely to individuals or groups
     Strong people skills
     Ability to think on feet
     Positive attitude
     Ability to recognize potential opportunities
     Detailed oriented, attentive ~ strong organization skills
     Self-starter by nature
     Adaptable to change ~ flexible
     Creative in thinking
     Diligent by nature
     Persuasive by nature

    If you are interested, you can send resumes to:

  31. Senior Animal Welfare Auditor

    Founded in 1974 as a small family operation, Christensen Farms is now one of the largest, integrated food companies in the U.S. pork sector. Located throughout the upper Midwest, CF has operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. A leader in food production for more than 40 years, the Christensen Farms Team is committed to and takes pride in being an industry leader in responsibly producing pork for the noble purpose of providing food to a growing world. They believe in hiring talented people to help in the mission to deliver a high quality, safe and wholesome pork product to consumers while giving each employee the opportunity to be a part of an outstanding and professional work setting.

    This position will be responsible to work with production leadership to support farms by ensuring quality controls are in place to uphold CF and regulatory standards. The Senior Animal Welfare Auditor will provide classroom training to animal caretakers, conduct on-farm assessments/audits, support development of corrective action items and ensure follow up and completion of identified non-compliances. Individuals in this role will be expected to develop strong working relationships with leaders and caretakers to implement solutions ensuring compliance and continuous improvement. The Senior Animal Welfare Auditor will be actively engaged in the training of auditors and provide direction on day to day activities.

    For more information, see the attached position overview

  32. Quality Assurance Manager

    Atlantic Lamb and Veal LLC is a growing meat processing facility, producing various products and shipping throughout the US and overseas located in Creston, Ohio. They are searching for a motivated Quality Assurance Manager with a strong understanding of the meat industry. The QC Manager will report to the Plant Manager.

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

    For more information, contact the HR Manager Conan Cupples.

  33. Full-Time Position at Meijer

    Meijer is looking for meat cutters/processors.  They knife cut and band saw from primal that are sent in to spec cut product for the consumer, tray up product and wrap to floor for purchase; they also grind the trim and what is sent in from warehouse according to spec., and cut the butcher shop fresh each day and maintain throughout the day.  They have an opening shift from 5:00 am-1:00 pm and a closing shift 12:00 pm-9:00 pm and some mid shifts on weekends as well. 

    Students interested can apply at and fill out an application. There is a two-step interview process and if there are any questions about he positions or the process, please contact Carl Meier.

  34. University of IL Poultry Manager Position

    The Animal Sciences Department at the Univ of Illinois is searching for a Poultry Farm Manager. 

    This position coordinates research activities and directs the daily operational management of the Poultry Research Unit in
    Urbana, IL. The position provides hands-on unit management and coordination of animal research; the incumbent interacts closely with faculty, staff, students, administrators, other research unit supervisors, veterinarians, and compliance personnel.

    Must have at least 2 years experience working with poultry. B.S. required/M.S. preferred.

  35. Open Position at Witmer's Food and Grain

    In the middle of farm country, on the old family farmstead and surrounded by farm ground, sits Witmer’s Feed & Grain. A family owned feed mill founded in 1978, Witmer’s has grown and expanded from a local feed mill to a regional leader in feed manufacturing, grain processing and dairy consultative services. With enduring principles of hard work, transparency and honesty, they are focused on remaining a business characterized by personalized customer service. 

    Witmer's Food and Grain in Columbiana, OH is currently searching for someone with both an agriculture and accounting background for a full time position at 45 hrs a week. At Witmers, they provide more than a salary – they provide a care system! They have put together a collection of benefits for employees so that they can feel comfortable and taken care of. Some of the benefits include:

    Medical Insurance
    Vision Plan
    Life Insurance
    Disability Compensation
    401K Retirement Plan
    Paid Time Off
    Authorized Leave
    Employee Perks

    Anyone interested may send a resume to Cindy Ridzon, the office manager, or visit Witmer's website!


  36. Job Position at QTest Labs

    There is a great position available at QTest Labs as a laboratory animal technician! This is being offered for both full-time and part-time positions!

    The Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) will have the primary responsibility for overseeing the animal husbandry on a day-to-day and study-to-study basis.  The LAT will perform daily animal care and daily routine cleaning of labs and offices.  Additionally, the LAT will perform study-specific skill sets as required.  These skill sets may be, but not limited to, study room set-up, environmental logs, animal logs, shipping and handling, data collection, and quality control of data.  The LAT will be trained and signed off on all aspects of the job description, as well as the GLP’s.  The LAT is responsible for reading and following all pertinent SOPs related to the job description and facility.

    For more information, contact Jay Schmidt, the DIrector of Operations at QTest Labs. 


  37. Herdsman Position at Pfeifer Dairy Farms

    See the attached position announcement for a dairy herd manager position at a 500-cow dairy farm in Bucyrus, OH. The position would involve mostly working with the herd health and breeding programs. They are looking for someone with passion to work with dairy cattle and  experience in a similar position who is a problem solver. For additional information, use the contact information on the announcement or contact Kent Stuckey at 419-834-0087.

  38. Graduate Funding Opportunity at Ohio State

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

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

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

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

  39. Ohio Expositions Commission Scholarships

    In an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a scholarship program. 

    The applicant must reside in the State of Ohio, and must have been both eligible to be a participant in the Junior Fair (not older than 19 years of age as of January 1, 2017) and must have served as an active participant in both the Ohio State Fair Junior Division and their local County Fair.

    All questions on the application form must be answered to be considered for an award. College transcript must be attached, along with copies of ACT and/ or SAT scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Please mail completed applications, along with a photo to Ohio State Fair Scholarship Committee, Agriculture Department, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2017.Please review complete list of scholarships and application guidelines here.

    Applications will be judged on the following basis:

    • Scholastic Standing 25%
    • Citizenship and Leadership 25%
    • Ohio State Fair Participation 30%
    • County Fair Participation 20%

    Applicants may be required to be interviewed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

    Previous winners are eligible to compete, as long as they meet the above requirements.

    All scholarship recipients will be notified by June 20, 2017.

    Junior Fair Hall of Fame Non-Livestock Exhibits and Activities scholarships will be awarded at the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame luncheon on August 3, 2017.

    All other scholarships will be awarded during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair on August 6, 2017.

  40. Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

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

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

  41. Dairy Scholarships

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

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

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

  42. Ohio Pork Council Scholarships

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

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

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

    To obtain an application for these scholarships, please visit:


  43. National Poultry & Food Dist. Assn Scholarship Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information, check out the attached document.


  44. Stark County Dairy Promoters Scholarship

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

  45. Submit a 2017 Targeting Excellence Scholarship Application

    The scholarship application is now open to the Targeting Excellence program for supporting students with an interest in agriculture. Detailed information about the application process is located at this link. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

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

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



    The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB), through Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), annually awards up to 11 $2,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy.  Majors include: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag education. In addition, the NDPRB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to the outstanding scholarship recipient.

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

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

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

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

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

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


  47. CFAES Programs

    Snorkeling with a sea turtle

    For a complete list of CFAES programs, check here. If you have any questions about the programs that we offer, contact Ms. Kelly Newlon, Agricultural Administration Bldg., Room 100. 614-688-4144

  48. Animal Science Community Alliance

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

  49. CFAES Spring Job Shadow- USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services

    March 13th & 14th 9am- 4:30pm- need to attend both days to get the full experience

    RSVP on HireaBuckeye under Workshops by March 8, 2017

    The shadowing experience will be a mix of lectures/presentations/open discussion and field activities (visit to livestock market, disease outbreak scenario, using wands/PDAs/radio frequency ID technology).  The students will be exposed to multiple aspects of regulatory veterinary medicine; our primary focus as an agency is the promotion and protection of America's livestock and agricultural industries

  50. Equine Massage Therapy Certification Course

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

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

    Cost $3000

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

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

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

    For more information, or to register, contact:

    Deborah Fell 812-535-5277




  51. Call for Student Essays

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The submission deadline is April 30th, 2017.

  52. Ohio Agricultural Council Hall of Fame Nominations

    Persons wishing to nominate an individual who he or she believes is deserving of consideration for induction into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame may download a nomination form by clicking here.

    Nomination forms, along with three letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the earlier date of March 15, 2017, in order to be eligible for consideration in 2017.

  53. Waldock Brothers Award “Outstanding Senior in Animal Sciences”

    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 attached document. Please type the application.  Return the completed application to Dr. Steve Moeller by March 10, 2016.

    The annual Department of Animal Sciences Recognition Banquet will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, on the Columbus Campus. All applicants and their parents are encouraged to attend.  Banquet tickets will be provided to the Waldock Award Recipient. Parents and friends can purchase tickets (cost to be determined).

  54. 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

  55. 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.

  56. 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.