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Student Newsletter: October 19, 2020

Welcome to Week 9!

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

  2. Pepper is a 13 pound grey Flemish Giant Rabbit. Her birthday is July 4th and she is a year and 3 months. She is one of the most sassy and vocal rabbits you could ever meet. Pepper loves eating different fruits and vegtables, napping, getting a massage, and going outside to explore.




  1. 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.

  2. 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 

  3. Our October BIYC event (see attached) will feature our CFAES embedded counselor, David Wirt on Tuesday, Oct.


  1. COBA/Select Sires is now accepting applications for the 2021 Communications/Marketing Internship and the 2021 RSCM Internship.

    2021 Communications/Marketing Internship

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

  3. 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.

  4. Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, LLC is a modern, thoroughbred facility located just 15 minutes from historic Saratoga Racecourse. They are currently accepting applications for the Breeding Internship program.

  5. Alta Genetics is now accepting internship applications. They are accepting applications until November 6th. This internship will work on developing your consultative sale sakills and build your portfolio of large, progressive dairy accounts.

  6. ABS Global is now recruiting for a variety of exciting opportunitites for their Summer 2021 Intern Positions. 

    Depending on postions, internships are open to high-school grads or those pursuing a degree at an accredited technical college or university. 

  7. CentralStar has released their internship program for summer 2021. They are accepting applications until Oct.

  8. The Kentucky Equine Management Internship is planning to host interns for our upcoming Spring Reproduction and Breeding session to be held January 11-June 11, 2021 with some minor modifications to the academic portion of the course.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The NAAB Doak Graduate Fellowship is a unique opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in the bovine genetic improvement industry to earn a Master of Science degree in bovine genetics or bovine male reproduction physiology.

  4. The Community Health Fellowship is a unique “gap year” opportunity for top recent college graduates from across the country. Since 2009, more than 112 graduates have served as Fellows, and the program continues to grow.


  1. Clemens Food Group is looking to fill a postion in their Coldwater, Michigan plant. The role would be a food safety supervisor (see attached) in charge of their HACCP plans and shelf life program.


  1. Columbus Navigator has compiled a list of the best pumpkin patches near Columbus.

    The list includes Lynd Fruit Farm, Pigeon Roost Farm, and Leeds Farm. 

    The full list can be found here. 

  2. Since 1972, The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway has been operated and maintained by volunteers. The train departs each Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from the Nelsonville Depot at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


  1. KXPRESS knows that students are creative and have great ideas for communicating knowledge. The Knowledge Exchange is looking to help amplify those ideas while providing scholarships up to $500 for selected finalists.


  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. Ohio State has switched to Handshake - a modern career development platform for students to explore career employment, internships and other opportunities, based on their interests, major and skills.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Lifebuoy

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

  8. 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.

    Ag Explorer