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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: March 7, 2016

  1. Master in Plant Health Management

    Attached is a flyer with info for a GRA opportunity for the Master in Plant Health Management.  The department is seeking someone with an interest and background in Ohio agriculture and someone with an interest and skills for working in OSU Extension.  The student in this position would be well prepared to apply for OSU Extension Educator positions. Review of applications will begin March 31.

  2. Australia Veterinary Medicine Student Seminar

    If you’re interested in veterinary medicine, you might consider attending a unique presentation from Professor Rosanne Taylor, Dean of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney (Australia).  She is going to be visiting Columbus next Wednesday, March 9th, and has set up a presentation for students at 5:30 PM in the Animal Sciences Arena.  We will be catering in food for the presentation, so if you’re interested in attending the information session, please RSVP to Joan Jerauld.2 in PH 116 by Tuesday, March 8th.

  3. Invitation to VPH Lecture

    OSU’s Pre-Vet Club will be hosting a meeting with Dr. Hoet on March 23rd at 7pm in the VMC Auditorium and YOU are invited!  Dr. Hoet will be talking about the field of veterinary public health (what it is, possible career paths, the Veterinary Public Health program here at Ohio State).

    Dr. Hoet has a DVM degree (1991) from Zulia University, Maracaibo, Venezuela; a PhD in Veterinary Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University (2002), and is a Diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He serves as the Director of the Veterinary Public Health program at Ohio State ( This program is one of only two ACVPM accredited programs in the USA, and the second largest in the country with >60 graduate students. Dr. Hoet has been teaching and performing research in infectious diseases since 1993, publishing over 66 research articles and book chapters on infectious diseases. His current research interest is on the epidemiology of zoonotic and foodborne pathogens such as MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella; as well as the molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance associated with these pathogens in humans, animals, and the environment.

    Dr. Hoet will be providing food to all that plan on attending. To provide an accurate head count for food, we are also sending out an attached google doc. RSVP. Thank you in advance to all who come to learn more about the VPH program. RSVP by March 20!

    The VMC Auditorium is located on west campus across Olentangy River in the Veterinary Medical Center. We have attached a map showing two different ways of getting to VHA. Once you go through the set of double doors on the east side (the doors facing Coffey Road) you will go through the door on the left and up the stairs - the auditorium is up the stairs through the double doors to your left. There will also be executive board members and signs directing you to the correct location. Note that there is heavy construction around the veterinary hospital, so we encourage leaving early to give yourself enough time to be on time.  

  4. CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum

    Congratulations to the following students that placed in the research forum:

    Animal Health
    1 – Rachael Adams
    2 – John Rowe

    Animal Nutrition
    1 – Jared Ashworth
    2 – Rachel Woodfint

    Social Science
    1 – Sarah Adamczak

  5. Shades of Animal Science

    Shades of Animal Science is an organization that networks students with faculty members and career professionals in the several areas of animal sciences. They participate in several hands-on activities throughout the year with animals such as cattle, primates, big cats, and rabbits. The meetings are every other Tuesday at 6:30 in the Animal Science Building Room 210 or at an off campus location. All are welcome to join and attend! Please contact Ms. Joldrichsen with any questions.

  6. Professional Development Night

    Are you looking for an opportunity to polish up your professional skills? To network with industry leaders, and enjoy a 3 course dinner with friends? Then join student council in the annual Professional Development night event March 28th from 6- 8 pm. The theme is “Creativity in the Workplace” so come dressed in business-casual, and ready to show off your originality! Tickets are currently on sale in Kottman 210, and Ag Admin Building 100. Table reservations for club use are also available.

  7. Little International Competition

    Do you miss your 4-H/FFA days of showmanship competition? Do you want to have a friendly competition amongst your friends and peers? Have you ever wanted to learn how to show a heifer, hog, sheep, or horse? Then the Little International showmanship competition is for you! Little will be taking place April 16th at the hog and equine facilities starting at 8am. The categories that will be shown are the following: pigs, sheep, guys and gals lead, cattle, and horses. Each species with have an experienced and inexperienced division. Each animal must be worked with a minimum of five times in order to be eligible for the show. In addition to showmanship skills, you also have the chance to showcase your cooking skills with the ham and corned beef competition. Sign up on the following link or on the paper signups in Animal Science Building. If you have any questions feel free to contact Molly Cleveland.


  8. USTA Research Internship

    USTA is offering the Information & Research internship again this summer!  The number of sales they support has increased, so they will need interns to help with the pedigrees. For more information on this intersting opportunity, see the attached job description. Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Blough, the Director of Human Resources as the United States Trotting Association. 

  9. Dairy Martketing Intern Position at COBA

    If you are still looking for a summer internship opportunity, consider applying for the dairy marketing intern position at COBA! Interns will be exposed to a wide range of experiences within the dairy industry and learn how the COBA/Select Sires cooperative supports and functions within the industry. Interns will also learn all facets of the business including communications, marketing, technician work, cattle evaluation and sales. Any interested students are encouraged to check out the attached job description and apply online.

  10. NTF Summer Internship

    The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the summer 2016 semester in the Washington, D.C. office.  NTF is seeking a recent graduate or a currently enrolled senior with a desire to learn about and advocate for the turkey industry. Pursuit of, or degree in, poultry science or animal science is strongly desired but not mandatory. Additionally, a strong consideration will be given to those that seek to work in the poultry industry as a career.  This internship is paid, and will assist candidates with finding housing if needed.
    Those interested can send a resume, a letter of recommendation, and a cover letter to Sarah Trujillo by close of business on Friday, March 25th.  The cover letter should answer the following two questions: (1) What interests you about the poultry industry? And (2) Why do you see this internship as a good fit for you?  For more information, please see the attached internship description

  11. The Wilds Seasonal Positions

    The Wilds is currently offering two seasonal positions in their Education department:
    Conservation Educators teach programs for schools, youth groups, families and adults. This position requires staff to work a flexible schedule, including working weekends and occasionally staying overnight at the Wilds. All staff will be required to drive a school bus during tours (training will be provided). This position will begin March 14th and end May 29th.

    WildeCamp Educators are counselors for the WildeCamp program. WildeCamp is a residential camp experience for children ages 8-18. Counselors spend week long periods living at WildeCamp with the campers. They will teach educational lessons, participate in outdoor activities (swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, etc.) and be responsible for creating fun and memorable opportunities for EVERY child. This position will begin on May 30th to August 7th.

  12. Loper Summer Internship

    Winding Creeks equine farm is currently offering positions for their summer internship program from May 16 - August 7. Please view the attachment for full details as well as contact information.

  13. Southern Swiss Internship

    Southern Swiss Dairy, LLC is now accepting applications for their summer internship through March 15. Southern Swiss operates an on-farm creamery alongside a dairy with registered Brown Swiss cows. The document containing additional information about the internship was left out of the email, so you may direct any inquiries here.

  14. Ohio Poultry Internship

    The Ohio poultry industry is dynamic and growing. There will be an increased need for a well-qualified work force in the near future. The goal of this internship is to expose undergraduate students to the different segments of Ohio’s Poultry Industry with hopes that the student will then select one area to further explore in a future internship. Successful candidates will work three to four weeks at each of the following: Ohio Broiler Operation, Ohio Turkey Operation, Ohio Egg Operation. Time with each of these will include on farm, processing and operational experience.

    Biosecurity is a major consideration when moving employees and visitors from farm to farm. Therefore, there will be approximately one-week between each of the farm located experiences. This week will be spent with the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) learning about segments of the industry. OPA experiences will include bird health (NPIP) and welfare programs, industry advocacy, consumer education and promotion.

    The Ohio Poultry Association facilitates this program. Overall program supervisor is Jim Chakeres, Executive Vice President. Each poultry operation will be providing one point of contact for the intern. Those interested in this internship should send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Chakeres.

  15. Cosi Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

    Cosi is offering positions as a Summer Animal Specialist Intern. Students will be responsible for providing hands-on care for animals, developing and implementing enrichment methods for the animals. This would be a great resume builder for any Zoology or Animal Science major. Check out the attachment for more details.

    Cosi also has volunteer opportunities in Guest Relations for those interested. Duties include interacting with guests by answering questions and assisting with their needs, therefore excellent communications skills are a must. For more information, please view the attachment.

  16. 4-H Animal Sciences Student Intern

    Nationwide and the Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center is looking for a 4-H Animal Sciences Student Intern to assist with the 2016 Ohio State Fair Youth Events from April 11th to August 14th. An intern will learn about livestock, companion, and performance animals by preparing materials to inform and challenge those at varying age levels. See the attached document for information regarding wage, qualifications, and responsibilities. If interested, send your resume to Keegan Gay by Friday March 11th at the latest.

  17. James W. Babcock Internship Program for American Students

    The James W. Babcock Internship Program for American Students is an opportunity for American undergraduate and graduate students to experience hands-on animal husbandry, participate in the delivery of classes and field trips, or take part in research and monitoring activities within various conservation projects. Positions are available in in programs concentrating on conservation, research, marine operations and education. See the attached document for contact information or go to their website here. Applications are due March 15.

  18. Ohio Cattlemen's and Ohio Beef Council Internships

    The Ohio Cattlemen's Association and Ohio Beef Council offers many internships for college students throughout the year. A scholarship will be awarded to each intern. Each intern also has the opportunity to earn credit while completing the internship. Internships are available for the summer and fall. For information on the positions, please view the attachment.

  19. Laboratory Animal Technician

    QTest Labs is seeking 4-5 students to work a few hours a day as a Laboratory Animal Technician. Students will have the primary responsibility for overseeing the animal husbandry on a day-to-day and study-to-study basis, perform daily animal care and daily routine cleaning of labs and offices, and perform study-specific skill sets as required. Please view the attachment for further details. Interested students should send a resume to Jay Schmidt, Director fo Operations.

  20. Wild Horse Rescue Internship

    Wild Horse Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit public charity located on a rural McDermott property in Scioto County, Ohio. Many of the horses have been abused or starved at one point in their lives and need human interaction.  Wild Horse Rescue uses natural horsemanship methods along understanding herd behavior to see how the horses react to pressure.  The intern will be supervised and assisted when needed for safety purposes. The intern should live in the area and provide their own transportation to and from the facility.  This is an unpaid opportunity, but the intern will gain benefits that extend to knowledge of equine handling and behavior that has been gained from more than 55 years of experience working with troubled horses.  Work schedules would be flexible.

    Interested interns can contact Betty Davison with resume and contact information.

  21. AgCareers Internships

    Field is excited to bring internship opportunities currently available on our website from valued partners such as Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Smithfield Hog Production, Monsanto and many more! Check out this website for a full list of these internships or visit

  22. Dairy QA/Herd Manager

    A premier Dairy company in the Phoenix, AZ metro area is looking for a top notch QA/Herd Manager!  Attached is the job description.  They are an established privately held dairy/food distribution company and a leader in the dairy industry.  They are paying top dollar and relocation for the right candidate.  They are looking for an up and comer in the industry who is focused on career growth.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact the partner at Performant Scout, Stacey Rouse.  


    Job Summary: Develop, maintain and supervise all aspects of dairy farm to ensure herd welfare, regulatory compliance, organic herd maintenance and compliance, raw milk quality, equipment/parlor sanitation, and efficient milking practices. Supervise and ensure proper, safe, and exceptional operation of associates engaged in milking and dairy herd maintenance. Monitor animal health and ensure herd welfare practices are maintained.

  23. OPA Bird Health Programs Manager

    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 OPA's prime mission. An integral part of the mission is providing for bird health programs. OPA is seeking a qualified individual who is energetic and hard working to join their Bird Health team as Program Manager. Please view the attachment for full details.

  24. Dairy Manager Needed

    Heartland Dairy Holdings LLC is seeking a young, qualified dairy manager that can oversee approximately 2250 head of milk cows and has preferably grown up in the dairy industry. Those interested can contact Tony Wasmund. Cell: 612-868-1840. Fax: 320-210-0103.


  25. Wranglers Needed

    Clear Creek Ranch is looking for 8 Individuals to help guide horseback rides in the mountains of Burnsville, North Carolina. The season runs from March to December. Responsible for care and maintenance of 50+ herd which includes feeding, mucking stalls, doctoring horses, grooming, saddling, leading trail rides and entertaining guests during evening activities. Wranglers should be able to handle guests of all riding experiences, from kids to adults, and beginners to advanced. Check out the flyer for more information.

  26. Calf Ranch General Manager

    A progressive calf ranch in the upper mid-west is looking for a general manager. Responsibilities would include oversight of daily activities, working with employee management, training and other various roles. Those interested should contact Ann Hoskins via email for more information. 

  27. Tech Services Representative

    The Technical Service Representative at Osborne Industries Inc is responsible for the installation, commissioning and field service of Osborne Industries Automated Swine Equipment. This position provides telephone and online customer support and provides training to customers on the proper use and operation of the equipment. Extensive travel is required both domestic and abroad. Skills in basic electricity to understand and troubleshoot electronics desired. Please view the attachment for application details.

  28. Select Sires Positions

    Select Sires, Inc. is seeking Livestock Technicians, Shipping Technicians and Processing Technicians at multiple locations. Work schedules and duties vary per facility for these non-exempt positions and employees are paid hourly wages. All work schedules are subject to change to meet departmental needs. Candidates must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and organized. Please view the attachment for all open positions. 

  29. Ohio EPA Scholarship Opportunity

    This merit-based, non-renewable scholarship is available to students who have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and can provide letters of recommendation as well as evidence of career motivation. Up to $2,500 is available for students entering their final year in four-year and five-year programs. Up to $1,250 is available to second year students in two year degree programs at public or private technical and community colleges in Ohio.

    For further information and application instructions, please direct yourself to the Ohio EPA Scholarship website. Applications must be received by April 15.

  30. NDS Scholarships Available

    National Dairy Shrine would like to announce that scholarship applications are currently available on our website and that the deadline for applications is April 15th.

    National Dairy Shrine offers over $50,000 dollars in scholarships and are hopeful that students from all over the country apply. Please see the attached application form.

  31. MISA Scholarship

    The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA) of the Food Processing Suppliers Association will be awarding seven $10,000 scholarships this year to deserving students studying the meat sciences at universities across the country.  Last year they were awarded to students at Colorado State, Kansas State, Ohio State, Texas Tech and Iowa State. Applications can be found online. The deadline for the scholarship submission is May 1

  32. North American Meat Institute Scholarship

    Since its inception in 1985, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Scholarship Foundation has granted tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to exceptional undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the Animal, Meat and Food Sciences. The goal of the Foundation is to create a self-perpetuating endowment that will fund scholarships well into the 21st Century.

    Undergraduates majoring in Animal/Meat/Food Science with an orientation toward the post harvest processing of meat and poultry food products or enrolled in a Culinary (Art) Science program, are encouraged to apply. See their website for more information or fill out an application today! Applications much be received by May 30.

  33. Roy 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. 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. 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. For more information see attached flyer and application form. Applications due April 1.

  34. NDPRB Scholarship

    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 and is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  Check out the attachment for a copy of the application and scholarship details.  Information can also be found on their website. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 22.

  35. Animal Sciences 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 Thursday, March 31st.  

  36. A Day in the Life of a Buckeye

    A Day in the Life of a Buckeye is a program that offers a one-on-one experience for inner city and Appalachian area high school sophomores and juniors to experience life at The Ohio State University, and college in general, for a day. This visit, hosted by currently enrolled undergraduate students, often includes attending classes, interacting with faculty and staff, eating in campus-area dining facilities, visiting the library and recreational facilities, attending student group meetings, and seeing a residence hall room. If being a host is right up your alley, be sure to sign up online today!

  37. Experience OSU for a Day Hosts 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 we are in need of volunteers to show these students around campus when they come to visit.

    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 see various classrooms, the Oval, the Union, a dorm room, and to eat lunch at Parker Dairy Store (lunch is free for the host and shadow). To sign up, simply fill out the form. If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Klopfenstein.

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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.