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Student Newsletter: November 9, 2020

Welcome to Week 12!

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  1. This week's club of the Week is Buckeye Dairy Club! For more information on this club and other CFAES Clubs, see here

  2. This week's Pet of the Week is Benjamin! Benjamin is an 8 year old golden retriever/yellow labrador mix. He was rescued a year ago and now enjoys life as a farm dog herding chickens! Ben loves to follow his owner around the farm and "help" any way he can.


  1. A new undergraduate course, How Animals Can Make You Sick: An Introduction to Zoonoses (VETPREV 5721), is being launched in Spring 2021.

  2. Please see the attached flyer regarding a new course opportunity available to students from FABE: AGSYSMT 2580 – Introduction to Digital Agriculture, which will provide students an introduction to digital agriculture and the data acquisition and management systems; analytical tools; machinery

  3. The course Math 2010S Intersections of Mathematics and Society: Hidden Figures (GE: Open Option, Service Learning, Social Diversity in the US [pending], Culture



  1. The Buckeyes In Your Corner Oct.

  2. The Buckeye Dairy Club is fortunate enough to have been approved by the college to put on the Buckeye Royal Showmanship contest despite the crazy year we are undergoing.

  3. The Poultry Science Club of OSU is now taking orders for our 70th annual Turkey Sale from now until November 11thOrders can be made online following the 


  1. Kalmbach Swine Management, Ohio’s largest pork producer, has an exciting, paid summer internship opportunity designed for college students with a livestock production career path.

  2. Calling freshmen and sophomores! The application is now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program - a distinctive, 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S.

  3. Certified Angus Beef is looking for enthusiastic, engaging writers for their internship program. A well-developed, multi-media portfolio is critical to success in any communications role across the beef industry and interns get the chance to build theirs.


    The Ohio State Waterman Dairy is looking for students interested in operating farm equipment and working with dairy cattle. Paid positions are open for Spring 2021 employment and can fulfill internship requirements.

  5. The internship will be based from Witmer’s Feed & Grain, Inc. in Columbiana, Ohio. There will be significant travel to dairy farms throughout Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Southern New York, some may require over night stays.

  6. UNL West Central Research & Extension Center

  7. The Angus Foundation is excited to announce applications are being accepted now through December 1 for the Talon Internship Program

  8. OSU is a member of the Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence Program. Several Ohio State students have participated in MPC’s COE program and OSU professor Dr. Cressman teaches at the Center of Excellence.


  1. The Rainfed Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN) project plans to host a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program (

  2. The OARDC Mastitis and Mammary Physiology Laboratory led by Dr. Enger in the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State University is seeking applications for a full time MS and PhD student.

  3. Dr. Amy Skibiel’s Lactation Physiology Lab, in the Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences, is recruiting graduate students! The main research themes of the lab center around lactation biology, animal physiology, and postnatal development.


  1. Experiential, food-forward events and meetings are on the menu at 1400 Food Lab. Bring people together through custom in-kitchen experiences and chef-prepared meals for executive retreats, training sessions, team-building and celebrations.

  2. With the drop in temperatures, now is the perfect time to fall in love with some local hot chocolate. Check out this list of best places to get hot chocolate in Columbus! 

    Winans Chocolates and Coffees


  1. The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to offer three scholarship opportunities in 2021. Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in college are encouraged to apply. Applicants, or their parents, must be Ohio Pork Council members.


  1. If you’re planning to graduate in the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Autumn 2021 semester and have a 3.0 GPA or greater, you might consider applying to be recognized as a CFAES Distinguished Senior. Selections will be based on service, employment, involvement, research, and academics.

  2. The Dairy Challenge allows teams of 3 to 4 individuals to use the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to compete in a fun, educational environment. Due to COVID-19, an actual visit to a dairy farm will not be possible.

  3. Apply today to become a 2021 CFAES Peer Mentor! Interested in helping to connect new students to OSU and CFAES?


  1. In alignment with recommendations from the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) continues to limit occupancy to support safety and physical distancing guidelines. For students coming/going to our CFAES Columbus campus, please note:

  2. The Libraries are currently offering contact-free pickup by appointment at Thompson Library only, and document delivery through 

  3. The large majority of our faculty and staff will be telecommuting during the pandemic, which means the best way to get assistance is to email your advisor or instructors with questions, or to set up a Zoom or phone call.  There will be a contact directory of email and phone # of all faculty and

  4. The Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website is continually updated with the most current information about the university's return to campus and navigating the term


  1. 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.

  2. Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr.

  3. 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

  4. Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network.

  5. The Career Services page on the departmental site has been redeveloped to hopefully make it more user-friendly. Check out helpful resources for building a resume, writing cover letters and more. There are resume templates that can be used to create a resume in case you don’t know where to start

  6. Lifebuoy

    Emergency: Dial 911
    University Police: 614-292-2121
    Student Advocacy Center: 614-292-1111
    Student Judicial Affairs: 614-292-0748

  7. Job search

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

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