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Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: November 9, 2015

  1. Fred Stout Experience Awards

    Students with a strong desire to pursue a career in managing and/or marketing Registered Jersey™ cattle are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Fred Stout Experience awards. Two awards will be offered: (1) a minimum 10-week summer marketing internship with Jersey Marketing Service, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and (2) a minimum 10-week on-farm, customized internship in Jersey herd management. Financial support is provided by a permanent endowment created by friends and colleagues of Fred Stout. Applications and letters of support must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, December 1 and addressed to Fred Stout Experience, American Jersey Cattle Association, 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-2362. They may be sent by email to Please visit this link to learn more about this opportunity.



  2. Outstanding Senior Award

    The application form for the 2016 Outstanding Senior Award is now available. This is the premier award granted to seniors in CFAES. To qualify for consideration, applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and be graduating during the 2016 calendar year. Selections are made based on the applicant's record of scholarship, leadership, professional and personal growth and involvement in the community, both within OSU and beyond. The deadline for applications is December 16th. All applications will be reviewed in January. A group of students  will be selected, from all who apply, to interview with the selection committee in February. The group of Outstanding Seniors will be recognized at the CFAES Recognition Program on April 7, 2016.  Contact Dr. Marilyn Trefz should you have questions.

  3. Grad School Info Session

    An information session will be held on Thursday, November 18th in AnSci 117 from 5-6pm for interested undergrads. Topics such as finding an advisor, understanding your funding options, and learning about department programs will be discussed.

  4. Alltech Student Ambassador

    The Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program features the world’s largest agriscience competition. It offers the brigh-test scientific thinkers from colleges and universities across the globe an opportunity to compete at the highest level and be rewarded for their innovative research. Students are encouraged to join Alltech in pursuit of solutions in animal health and nutrition, crop science, agriculture analytical methods, food chain safety and traceability, human health and nutrition and other agriscience-related sectors, while also gaining valuable experience with the company’s global team. Positions are available for undergraduates and graduate students. Please view the attached application and submit before December 31.

  5. Vita Plus Internship

    Dairy Farm

    Vita Plus has posted an opening for their Summer 2016 internship. The objectives of this internship is to introduce an undergraduate student to the activities of a dairy nutritionist and the feed industry. This internship will include time with Vita Plus dairy consultants and technical support staff, dairy producers, and feed production team. The student will be involved in research projects on dairy farms, and work alongside both office and field dairy staff on a variety of projects. This internship will take place at the Vita Plus headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Check out the flyer for more details. Applications are due November 15.

  6. National Turkey Federation Internship


    The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the Spring 2016 semester in the Washington, D.C. office.  The organization 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, there will be a strong consideration for those that seek to work in the poultry industry as a career.  This internship is paid, and housing assistance will be provided if necessary.

    Interested candidates should send a resume, a letter of recommendation, and a cover letter to Sarah Trujillo by close of business on Friday, November 13th.  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.

  7. National Pork Board Internships


    The National Pork Board is seeking candidates to apply for the 2016 internship program. To learn about these exciting opportunities, please see the attached descriptions.  There are positions available in Producer Services, Communication, Science and Technology, and Domestic Marketing. Interviews will take place in December. The Pork Board is funded through a market checkoff collection on sales of market swine in the United States. National Pork Board is effectively serving U.S. pork producers through the development of educational programs, coordination of research projects, and increasing the demand for pork meat in domestic and international markets. Students can also visit for more internship opportunities.

  8. Select Sires Internship

    Select Sires is offering a new internship with the technical services group under the direction of Dr. Ray Nebel.  This internship will focus primarily on dealing with records from domestic and internal dairy customers.  Please see the attached announcement for information on how to apply. The deadline for all applications is November 20.

  9. 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

  10. Tyson Foods Internships

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    Tyson Foods would like to announce that it is accepting applications for its R&D Summer Internship program. The program has 8 positions available, open to current year Juniors and Seniors as well as Graduate students majoring in Food Science, Meat Science, Animal Science / Poultry Science (with a meat focus), and Grain / Bakery Science as well as 1 internship for Food Processing, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineers (Downers Grove, IL). Check out the flyer for more information and instructions on how to apply.

  11. Commercial Dairy Specialist

    ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company and a leader in the commercial feed industry is seeking a qualified dairy leader in our Ohio sales territories.  This position will provide dairy technical leadership to customers within the region.  Requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree, dairy industry knowledge, working knowledge of proper management and feeding practices, computer literacy and the ability to become proficient in feed formulation/ration balancing, and strong agricultural business aptitude. Prior sales experience and a proven track record developing new accounts, a plus.  The successful candidate will have superior verbal and written communication skills, troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Visit the careers section at to apply.

  12. Grad Student Swine Teaching Position

    This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, intelligent student to work on either a Master’s or PhD degree at Iowa State University, while being employed as Iowa State University Swine Teaching Farm Manager.

    Responsibilities include managing a 90 head farrow to finish operation along with class and the Department of Animal Science activities. Please view the attachment for further details.

  13. Director of Public Relations

    Ohio Beef Council

    Position opening for a Director of Public Relations and Consumer Marketing program at the Ohio Beef Council. Staff responsibilities include the development and implementation of beef checkoff-funded programs in the areas of consumer advertising, retail, foodservice, nutrition and veal designed to increase consumer demand for beef and veal products. The position also includes some OCA program coordination. Cattle industry background is strongly preferred.

    For a complete position description, contact the Ohio Beef Council at 614-873-6736 or email at  To apply, mail a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director, Ohio Beef Council, 10600 U.S. Highway 42, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

  14. Towers Agricultural Honorary

    Towers Agricultural Honorary is currently accepting applications for membership for the 2016 class. It was founded in 1952 by Allan W. Smith, in an effort to establish an organization to honor individuals in agricultural fields demonstrating high levels of scholarship, strong leadership skills, and high moral character.  The Honorary is comprised of a variety of majors and backgrounds within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.  Any student in The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who has completed at least three academic semesters, or any transfer student who has completed one academic semester in agriculture and is at least a first semester sophomore, has earned an accumulative point hour ratio of 3.00 and has proven himself/herself outstanding in at least one extracurricular activity is eligible for membership.  Throughout the year, Towers' members are involved in a variety of group activities and events. A few of our annual events include quarterly Red Cross blood drives, our Member/Mentor recognition reception, and a Winter Walk throughout the Chadwick Arboretum.

    To apply: fill out application at  If you cannot fill it out online, attached is a PDF version of the application; complete it and email it to Recruitment Chair, Jared Ashworth.  Contact Jared Ashworth if you have any questions and/or need more information.  Applications are due January 29th, 2016.

  15. Student Travel Fellowship Program

    November 30 is the last day to apply! 

    The application deadline has been extended for the 2016 International Stockmen's Educational Foundation Travel Fellowships! In an effort to enhance the educational experiences of college students and strengthen the leaders of tomorrow's livestock and meat industries, the International Stockmen's Educational Foundation (ISEF) awards International Livestock Congress travel fellowships each year  to senior-level undergraduates and graduate students currently enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.
    The International Livestock Congress USA, managed through a partnership of the ISEF and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, is a unique global event that brings leaders from the livestock and meat industries together to discuss issues of international importance that affect the future of animal agriculture. Students will participate in the event March 2 - 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas that will include a student career workshop, the International Livestock Congress USA, and associated tours and activities.
    Fellowships include airfare, ground transportation, hotel and scheduled meals. Scholastic achievement, leadership experiences and professional references are all part of the stringent qualifying requirements for this fellowship.

    Applications must be submitted online (Student Travel Fellowship Program Application) and are being accepted through November 30, 2015.  Guidelines for submitting applications may be found here: 2016 Application Guidelines. Three professional reference forms must also be submitted by the deadline (Professional Reference).
    Information regarding the 2016 International Livestock Congress may be found at

  16. Career Development Workshops


    Join the Career Development for one of the many workshops we are offering this autumn semester!
    ·         11/10/2015 (evening) LinkedIn Workshop and Networking, location TBD

    To stay in the know on upcoming career development events, log in to Hireabuckeye and look in the Events tab.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.