CFAES Give Today

Department of Animal Sciences


Student Newsletter: October 29, 2017

In This Issue:









  1. AWBC Meeting

    Dr. Craig Harms will be coming to speak about farmed fish welfare! Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30 in Room 111N (north side of the arena) of the Animal Science Building. Homemade Rice Krispie treats will be provided!


  2. Evening Lecture with Dr. Dena Mangiamele

    The event is an opportunity to learn more about shelter medicine, forensic medicine, animal welfare ,and tips for vet school/practice. Not to mention, free snacks! The event is on November 8 at 6pm. For more information, please see the attachment. Hope to see you there!

  3. 3rd Annual Buckeye Classic

    Think You Can Judge? The Department of Animal Sciences & the Meat Science Club invites you to try meat judging: Beef, Pork, & Lamb Carcasses: Beef & Pork Wholesale Cuts
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2017
    Animal Sciences, Room 117
    • Dinner provided between 6.30p.m. – 7.00p.m.
    • Instructions: 7.00pm – 7.15pm
    • Judging: 7.15p.m. – 8.00p.m.
    • You can judge as a team (four members) or individually
    • Awards for winning team
    RSVP: Caroline Miller, President of Meat Science Club
    Contact: Lyda G. Garcia, Assistant Professor of Meat Science, Meat Judging Coordinator
    FACE OFF: CFAES Clubs and Organizations ($20.00 / team OR $10.00 individual)
    For more information visit:
    WARNING: Try not to have a good time!
  4. 103rd Annual Saddle and Sirloin Little International

    The Little International events consist of showmanship competitions in five livestock species (goats have been added this year), and a Ham and Corned Beef Curing Contest. Students in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to participate in the events. Little I is open to family and friends of students, faculty and industry members. As part of the program, you may watch the showmanship contest and/or attend the luncheon and awards ceremony where you will have the opportunity to bid at the auction of the winning ham and corned beef products from the cure competition.

    This year, Little I will be held November 4, 2017. The showmanship competition will occur at the OSU Barns located at 3658 Kays Avenue, Dublin, OH. Showmanship will start at 8 a.m. with hogs and horses, followed by sheep, cattle, goats, and the Steeb competition respectively. At the conclusion of the final showmanship round, the ceremonies will move to the Animal Science Building located on campus at 2029 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH. The complimentary luncheon, ham and corned beef auction, awards presentations and announcing of the Steeb Award will all take place in the auditorium.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding the Little International or about sponsoring the event, please feel free to contact Nick Fowler ( or Kaci Way (, Little International Co-Chairmen.

  5. Buckeye Parasitology Club

    Buckeye Parasitology Club is accepting new members! This club includes undergraduates, graduate and professional students. Anyone with an interest in parasites (veterinary or human) is welcome to join. For additional information see the OSU Student Club and Organization listing or the club bulletin board in the VMC just south of Subway.

  6. Banner Photo of the Week

    This week's photo is courtesy of Joan Galbraith!

    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, any time before Sunday for the following week's newsletter.

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

  7. National Turkey Federation Internship

    The National Turkey Federation is accepting internship applications for the Spring 2018 semester. Interns will have the opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the legislative and regulatory process, communications management and trade association structure. 

    Applicants must be a recent graduate or currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at an undergraduate school during the internship. Pursuit of, or degree in, communications, public health, and/or legal studies strongly desired, but not mandatory. This paid internship will run January – May, 2018. Candidates who are chosen may be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. Additionally, interns can arrange to receive academic credit for their work.

    A resume and cover letter are due by FRIDAY, November 17 to Sarah Trujillo. For more information, please see the attached internship description.

  8. COBA/Select Sires Communications/Marketing internship opportunity

    COBA/Select Sires is seeking a Communications/Marketing intern for the summer of 2018. This position will provide a wide range of experiences within the dairy industry and will expose students to all facets of the business including communications, marketing, technican work, cattle evaluation, and sales. For more information on the position and the application, see the attachment. Applications are due January 8th

  9. Hagyard Veterinary Assistant Internship

    Hagyard is currently accepting applications for the Hagyard Veterinary Assistant Internship program.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jamie O’Flynn.

  10. Tyson Foods 2018 Summer Internships

    Tyson R&D Foods is accepting applications to fill 7 internship postions for summer 2018. This internship will provide hands-on experiences and allow individuals to gain mentorship from highly experiences industry professionals. They are looking for Food Science and Meat Science (Animal Science with Meat Science emphasis) undergraduates (who are planning to go to graduate school) and current graduate students. If you are and undergraduate and plan on submitting an application or resume, be sure to include that you plan on going to graduate school. 

    The attached video shows the Tyson Discovery Center in Arizona and will help you understand what the internships will look like. For more information, see the attachment or email Neal Clark.

  11. Dairy Focused Commercial Sales Intern

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is looking for a summer commercial dairy intern. The intern will be assigned a sales mentor that they will ride with to become acclimated to the sales climate. They will call on direct producers and dealers in the assigned territory and become involved in data collection and market research work. The intern may be assigned a special project to complete during the internship period.

    They are interested in candidates that have a desire to pursue a career in Sales and/or Management that have had exposure to the agricultural field, and are willing to relocate after graduation. Candidates must be at least sophomore status with an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher, have a passion and interest in the feed industry, and are authorized to work within the United States. Candidates must have the ability to lift 50 lbs regularly, manage vehicle confinement for long periods of time, and manage on-the-farm conditions. Successful candidates will have superior verbal and written communication skills and be self-motivated with the ability to manage time and priorities.

    For more information, please see the attachment or email Rich Nisen.

  12. ABS Global 2018 Summer Internships

    ABS Global has 2018 summer internship openings for individuals with a desire to gain experience with the industry leader for utilizing biotechnology to pioneer animal genetic improvement. They are looking for self-motivated students with a positive attitude and a passion for learning!


    • Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited two or four year U.S., or Canadian college/university or a recent graduate seeking a short term internship
    • Enrolled in an accredited two year community college or junior college U.S./Canadian citizen or eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
    • Eligible to work full time for 12 consecutive weeks during 2018 summer


    Deadline: November 12, 2017 11:59pm CST

    Applications must include:

    • Unofficial college transcript
    • Resume
    • Cover letter which includes top areas of interest (not to exceed three); which internship opportunities interest you the most; and why.
    • Two letters of recommendation

    To apply, please submit all to this site by November 12, 2017.


  13. 2018 Koepon Internship

    Choose from one or any combination of the following focus areas to create a rewarding internship with your skills and career goals in mind.

    Genetic Consulting
    Travel within a multi-state region to large, progressive partner dairies or work with source herds for Alta’s product development and PEAK programs. Implement customized genetic plans, assist with sire procurement, provide performance reports using DairyComp, assist with Holstein Association SET evaluations and select and prepare daughters for professional photography.

    Reproductive Management
    Develop your understanding of advanced herd reproductive strategies with thorough hands-on experience. Assist with pregnancy diagnosis, artificial insemination, tail striping, heat detection and monitoring herd reproductive performance using DairyComp in herds averaging 2,000 cows.

    Work with the current network of sales managers to build your own portfolio of accounts. Provide genetic, reproductive and calf management consulting advice, and develop customized solutions for current and prospect progressive dairy farms.

    Marketing & Training
    Enhance your skills in all areas of marketing, communications and training by promoting the Koepon companies globally through online, print and video communication pieces.

    Calf Management
    Work with the SCCL team on new research projects to advance the health and productivity of neonatal calves. Or use your sales and marketing skills to promote SCCL products through trade show involvement and producer and vet meetings.

    Dairy Herd Management Software
    Develop your understanding on current VAS products and software including DairyComp, FeedComp, ParlorComp, and more. Increase your knowledge, awareness and efficiency with dairy herd management software and practical application in every day, on-farm use.

    Apply now for your 2017 Koepon Holding Internships with Alta, VAS and SCCL!
    Please apply online by Friday, November 10.
    Visit this site and select INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES under the Careers tab to apply.


  14. 2018  Riverview LLP Summer Internships

    2018  Riverview LLP Summer Internships
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Friday, August 3, 2018

    Riverview offers paid, hands-on internships in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Interns rotate through different teams within their systems throughout the summer. Spanish language classes, with a focus on agricultural vocabulary, are also available to interns each week by our on-staff teacher.

    Interns pay for their own housing, but Riverview will help interns find places to live near their internship sites.

    Rotations: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cost Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Projections, Banking, Insurance, Human Resources
    Location: Morris, Minnesota
    Projects: Agricultural Infographic Development, Agvocacy Training, Community Outreach, Design/Develop Website Content, Photography + Video, Stevens County 4-H Dairy Project Adventure
    Location: Morris, Minnesota

    Projects: Educational Experience Teaching/Development, Agricultural Messaging Development, Agricultural Infographic Development, Agvocacy Training, Community Outreach, Design/Develop Website Content, Photography + Video, Stevens County 4-H Dairy Project Adventure
    Location: Morris, Minnesota

    Rotations: AutoCAD, Carpentry, Concrete, Heavy Equipment Operation, Plumbing, Surveying
    Location: Morris, Minnesota

    Rotations: Feeding/Nutrition, Pen Riding, Processing, Shipping/Cattle Tracking, Treatments, Yard Maintenance
    Nebraska Locations: Atkinson, Long Pine
    South Dakota Locations: Frankfort, McLaughlin

    Rotations: Hutches (calf care, feeding, treatment); Barns (calf care, feeding, treatment)
    Location: Hancock, Minnesota

    Rotations: Field Scouting, Haylage, Irrigation Systems, Liquid Manure, Spraying
    Locations: Morris, Minnesota and Atkinson, Nebraska

    Rotations: Feeding/Nutrition, Herd Health, Hoof Trimming, Mastitis/Treatments, Maternity, Reproduction
    Minnesota Locations: Hancock, Morris, Murdock, Pennock
    South Dakota Locations: Milbank, Veblen
    ​Arizona Location: Willcox

    Rotations: Benefits, New Hire, Payroll, Recruiting, Safety
    Locations: Morris, Minnesota

    Rotations:PLC/Controls/Electrical Systems, Construction/Design, Data Management, Facilities, Pumping + Piping Systems, Milking Systems, Ventilation Systems, Water Systems
    Minnesota Locations: Morris, Pennock
    South Dakota Locations: Veblen

    Projects: Create language activities and presentations in English and Spanish, observe and co-teach ESL and Spanish classes
    Locations: Morris, Minnesota


    Submit application, cover letter and resume at their site by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

    *If you are applying for multiple internships, only 1 application is needed


  15. Hilmar Dairy Farm Internship

    Are you interested in a career as a large dairy herd manager? Apply for the Hilmar Dairy Farm Internship.
    Interns develop skills to become a herdsman or dairy manager. This is a paid internship and offers housing and a travel reimbursement.


    • Motivated, hardworking student interested in dairy management in California or Texas
    • Current sophomore, junior or senior in college
    • Major must be dairy science, dairy management, animal science or vet science
    • Availability to work full time during 10 week program
    • Legal right to work in the U.S.
    Program Highlights:
    • Develop Dairy Skills
    • Participate in Group Seminars
    • Learn Employee Relations
    For more information visit our website or email
    Applications due December 11th
  16. CPD Mounted Internship Opportunity

    The Columbus Division of Police is currently looking for students interested in an internship with our Mounted Unit during the Spring Semester. Internships are voluntary, non-paid positions and are intended for students that are seeking academic credit. Due to the confidential nature of their work those students chosen to be considered will receive and be required to complete an in-depth Personal History Questionnaire, undergo a criminal background check and take a polygraph examination.The job duties are listed below:

    • Cleaning horse stalls, barn, turnouts, arenas and horses
    •  Feeding, bathing, saddling horses
    •  Herd management
    • Attend events with the Mounted Unit

    Interested students should send an email to Peyton O'Dell or

  17. Sitz Angus 2018 Internship

    Sitz Angus is looking for two types of interns: ranch and farm. 

    Ranch interns may be involved with feedlot/yard operations, backgrounding, heifer development, maternal herd management, terminal herd management, and summer calving herd management. Interns also may assist with electronic identification, artificial insemination and records management. All interns will receive an introduction to range management and ranch financial management. In addition, the intern will be expected to do seasonal tasks, such as pivot irrigating and meadow haying operations in the fall. 

    Farm interns may be involved with seasonal tasks, including planting, cultivating, pivot irrigation, and haying operations. Interns may also get exposure to crop scouting. All interns will receive an introduction to farm management and farm financial management. 

    Housing is provided for the interns. At one ranch it is a bunkhouse and at the other ranch the housing is a cabin. The typical work schedule is 6 1/2 days on, with one day off. Being horseback is an option, but not a requirement. One ranch is in Harrison, Montana, which is a very small town with limited amount of things to do for fun unless you travel to Bozeman, Montana. The other ranch is in Dillon, Montana which is a college town, so there are many other opportunities for interns to find things to do on their days off.

    Interns are provided access to a vehicle and are paid a salary with bonus potential if they go above and beyond the outlined duties.

    Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references with contact information to Sitz Angus.
    They can be found here on Facebook. 

  18. East Central/Select Sires Internship Opportunity

    East Central/Select Sires is accepting applications for their 2018 internships. Please visit their website or see attached position description for more information.
    Communication intern:
    The communications intern is responsible for a variety of projects in public relations, written communications, print advertising, and social media. The appropriate applicant will also receive a broad range of experience with all East Central/Select Sires programs and services.
    A.I.-specialist interns (2 positions):
    As an A.I. specialist intern, you will have the opportunity to experience a career in the A.I. industry and work with the breeds’ most elite females to produce the next generation of impact bulls and females. This internship provides the opportunity to learn and provide A.I. in both large-herd commercial operations and registered elite embryo programs throughout southern Wisconsin.
    Send your resume and cover letter to Dori Lichty. Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until October 31, 2017
  19. Dairy Research Internship

    Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, they create customized ingredient blends and management programs to fit each situation. Their research-proven management and nutrition technologies suit the specific needs of a diverse array of customers. All their animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer.

    As a research intern, students will be responsible for coordinating research trials and collecting data on the health and growth of young calves. Students will learn more about Cargill Animal Nutrition and the wide variety of career opportunities within the business. Challenging projects, along with the chance to interact with various Cargill employees make this a valuable work experience. In addition students will;

    • Work closely with the Nurture Research Center staff and assist with the execution of calf research protocols,
    • Collect samples and data from young dairy calves, including (but not limited to) blood, urine, feces, weight, height and other data,
    • Order research supplies and prepare treatments as outlined by protocol,
    • Enter, organize and manage large data sets,
    • Learn how to plate radial immunodiffusion assays and evaluate passive transfer or immunity,
    • Provide critical input to the research and development team.

    For more information, check out the attached position description or check out the link to the application.

  20. Fort Christopher's Thoroughbreds, LLC

    Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, LLC is a modern, thoroughbred facility located just 15 minutes from historic Saratoga Racecourse. They are currently accepting applications for multiple seasonal internship opportunities including:
    1.) Summer/Fall Sales Prep Season (June 15th - August), (Sept/Oct program also available)
    2.) Winter/Spring Breeding Season (Jan. 15th - April/May)
    The internships will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of a commercial thoroughbred operation in doing so they have created a great learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the horse industry and/or pursue post baccalaureate education in veterinary studies or graduate school.
    All internships are paid opportunities with housing provided.
    As a Breeding intern, students will have exposure to the following:
    Participate in daily horse care and management (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in foaling, foal watch, night barn checks, mucking stalls and breeding work. Reproductive management of mares and neonatal care. Develop skills in handling and training young horses. Stallion handling. Assist in breeding runs to local/regional breeding farms.
    As a Sales Prep intern, students will have exposure to the following:
    Participate in daily horse care and management (Develop skills in handling and training young horses, herd health management, record keeping, working closely with vet in all equine aspects etc.) Participate in sales preparation which includes: conditioning the equine athlete for public sales, grooming, exercise routines involving round pen work, teaching horses posing/walking. Bloodstock/pedigree analysis and working at sales grounds during sales will be offered to qualified candidate.
    Interested students please contact us to arrange an interview at 518-746-1055 or visit
  21. Full Circle Dairy Internship

    Full Circle Dairy is a commercial dairy, milking 3,000 cows on a rotary parlor in Lee, Florida. Their replacement heifer program boasts state-of-the-art automated feeders, and the primary focus is individualized calf care. To them, every calf counts!

    They are a dedicated and motivated team eager to provide real world experience to the next generation of dairy enthusiasts. Attached is a brochure containing more information, as well as an internship application.

    Contact Samantha Locke at with any further questions.



  22. Kentucky Equine Management Internship

    Today is the day!!

    The Kentucky Equine Management Internship is accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Session!

    The deadline to apply to Spring 2018 is October 31, 2017.

    Actual dates for the course are January 8 – June 8, 2018.

    More information about the program and the application form can be found on the website.

  23. South Wind Stables Internship Opportunity

    South Wind Stables, 6390 Refugee Rd SW Pataskala, OH 43062 (just off 70 heading east) is looking for 1 or 2 interns who are interested in developing their knowledge and skill in equine management, development and care. South Wind Stables houses 18 horses, has riding trails on 60 acres, and an indoor arena of 80x200

    They have a welcoming and easy going environment that offers the intern the opportunity to become knowledgeable about and engaged in: stable management and practices from customer service viewpoint, and contracts to the financial aspects of the business. Also, the importance of stable housekeeping, working with horses of a wide variety of breeds in basic horsemanship, and dressage, show management ( schooling shows on premises June, July, Aug, Sept) In addition, as part a a well-rounded barn, there will be learning experiences with veterinary care, nutrition, pasture management, farrier, chiropractor, acupuncture, equine behavior and body language, riding, stall cleaning, grooming, client relationships. Yes, you will be cleaning stalls, but there are many other opportunities also.

    Owner/Trainer has earned USEF bronze and silver medals and is USDF “L” Graduate for dressage judge training.

    There is an immediate opening for 1 or 2 interns for flexible day/hours

    Contact for More Information Amy Rothe-Hietter (owner) (614-218-9217)

  24. Maplecrest Farms Full-Time Job Opportunity

    This is a rare opportunity for a full time beef herd position in Ohio! The position would be salaried and health care would be provided. Housing is an option if needed. For more information, email Joanie or call 937-763-1198.



  25. Dairy Farm Manager Position

    Keith Marshall with Marshall Farms in Unionville, VA is looking for a farm manager. The herd consists of about 500 cows with robotic milkers and managed in an organic system. For more information, call Keith at 540-604-4794 or email.

  26. Resident Advisors Recruitment 2018-2019

    Residence Life is about to begin the Resident Advisor Recruitment process for next academic year, 2018-2019. This position allows students to take part in an important leadership role in the dorm life community.

    Upcoming student information sessions are:

    ·       Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 7:00pm, Morrison Tower, Lobby

    ·       Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 8:00pm, Raney House, Bolder Room

    They are looking for quality, diverse, and academically successful candidates for their information sessions. For the most up to date position requirements, expectations, and application process please visit the link. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Berry.

    Applications will close on Friday, November 17, 2017.

  27. Montana Wool Lab Manager/Graduate Assistant

    This is a full-time position/graduate program associated with the activities and mission of the Montana Wool Laboratory at Montana State University. The position pays $40,000/year with full MSU benefits including a partial tuition waiver. This position is an active component of MSU’s sheep research, teaching, and extension programs.

    This person will be responsible for the development and implementation of laboratory services, research, and outreach programs related to the Montana Wool Laboratory and its externally funded research and outreach initiatives. In many cases, this individual will be responsible for performing assigned duties in the absence of direct supervision.

    A BS in animal science or related field is required and an MS preferred. Graduate research associated with this position will be in the area of sheep and wool production. To apply please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial copy of transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Patrick Hatfield, Head Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman Montana. (Ph. 406 994-4850).




  28. Dairy Nutritionist Job Opportunity

    Kalmbach Feeds is looking for a full-time dairy nutirtionist. This is a highly responsible position associated with providing meaningful technical support and growing the dairy nutritional product sales. This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the successful candidate must be sensitive to customer needs, corporate goals, team member goodwill, and the public image.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Provide support to the Sales Team in their efforts to sell and service dairy nutritional products to customers.
    • Provide custom formulation, product development, problem solving, management assistance, research, and total support of dairy customers.
    • Development of new products for general sales as well as for unique customers.
    • Provide regulatory and quality control support to the manufacturing operations as it relates to dairy products and labels

    For more information, please see the attached file or visit their website. Send resumes and inquiries to Jacquie Daniel

  29. DHI Cooperative, Inc.

    DHI Cooperative, Inc. has an immediate need for a Lab Technician in their ELISA lab located in west Columbus. They analyze both milk and blood (serum) samples for pregnancy and disease for cattle and goat/sheep producers. The applicant would need to have a working knowledge of ELISA procedures and pipetting experience. Ag or dairy experience is a plus but not required. Applicant must have reliable transportation and be able to work alone. Hours can be somewhat flexible but will require Monday-Friday attendance.

    If you have questions contact Julee O'Reilly, Laboratory Manager.

  30. PointeOne Full-Time Meat Scientist Job

    PointOne Recruiting Solutions is seeking a full-time Meat Scientist for their client; a large-scale, family owned, custom-formulated, culinary-quality meat producer located south of Chicago. Relocation is available! You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and full benefits package (relocation package if applicable). This company is growing, has a solid reputation due to its product development capabilities and is a great organization from a career perspective.

    The qualified candidate “ideally” should have 3-10 years meat formulation experience, including project management. A Bachelor’s degree in Meat Science or Food Science or similar is a must. The ideal candidate should have enough experience in the field to allow them the confidence to hit the ground running. A strong working knowledge of food service and/or national account restaurant chains would be perfect. This person must be dynamic in their communication skills and be able to develop and strengthen relationships both internally and with customers.

    To apply:

    Email AND cc with the subject “Meat Scientist Illinois". For full details regarding the postion, please see the attached description. 

    They want interactions with candidates to be memorable, so be sure to make your email memorable as well. Tell them about how you match up to the Meat Scientist characteristics and what makes you a wonderful person to have around!

  31. East Central Select Sires Careers

    East Central/Select Sires is accepting applications for an administrative coordinator position and several A.I.-specialist positions. Please visit their website for more information.

    Full-time and part-time A.I. specialists:

    As a professional artificial insemination (A.I) specialist, you will have the opportunity to experience a career in the A.I. industry and work with the breeds’ most elite females to produce the next generation of impact bulls and females. This career provides the opportunity to learn and provide A.I. in both large-herd commercial operations and registered elite embryo programs throughout southern Wisconsin.

    Administrative coordinator:

    The administrative coordinator at East Central/Select Sires will work closely with the general manager and director of marketing and is responsible for coordinating administrative support for them in many high-level areas. This position is based at the East Central/Select Sires (EC/SS) office in Waupun, Wis.

    Send your resume and cover letter to Dori Lichty. Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until October 31, 2017.

  32. BARK Seasonal Roles

    BARK is what happens when a bunch of crazy dog people turn an obsession into a profession. The office is filled with dogs barking and burping, wrassling and chirping. (And laughter. Lots of laughter!) They are looking for hard-working, dog-loving folks to join the pack and help create wonderful new ways to make dogs happy. Currently, there is an opening on the Customer Experience team. These roles are seasonal to hire so could become regular after the holidays. Check out this link if you are interested:


  33. Program Coordinator III – Dairy Farm Manager

    The Department of Animal Science under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Program Coordinator III – Dairy Farm Manager. The Dairy Farm is a research farm working with external industry partners, vendors, and a diverse group of faculty, and approximately 40 staff and students. The ISU Dairy Farm, is a $15 million complex with an operating budget of approximately $3 million.The job posting is at: 

    The Dairy Farm Manager reports directly to the Animal Science Farm Director. This position is responsible for overall leadership, direction, and management of the ISU Dairy Farm, including the overall herd health and modern and effective production practices for the operation. The Dairy Farm Manager is fully accountable for developing, implementing, and meeting facility safety, quality, environment, cost, and operation plan objectives. Other responsibilities include implementing and assuring alignment with business strategies, processes, and programs to ensure compliance with ISU and regulatory requirements related to: food safety, employee safety, security, environmental, and human resource compliance. 

    This position will collaborate with faculty on a variety of unique research and teaching projects, coordinate details for scientific data collection, and establish appropriate protocols. The manager will also hire and supervise farm employees, and train undergraduate and graduate students in production and research procedures and methods such as data collection, statistical design, and analyses of experience. Further, the position will develop and analyze budgets, make modifications to maximize efficiency, and write reports and summaries relating to data and project activities.

    The successful candidate will possess a high level of business acumen in addition to agriculture knowledge in the area of animal science, veterinary science, and animal husbandry including disease management, nutrition, lactation, behavior, breeding, and genetics. They will be self-motivated and be able to work independently along with working productively in a team setting. Effective written and interpersonal communication skills are critical to effectively interact with diverse staff, faculty, and students. The candidate will have a strong ability to direct and guide employees, be detail-oriented, and possess the ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects.

    All staff members are expected to interact collegiality and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics. The incumbent must have the ability to work variable hours (depending on work load and certain periods of peak times and seasons), which will include weekends and holidays. The duties of this position require travel to different facilities/locations to carry out position responsibilities, and therefore the candidate must have access to transportation.

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 9 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.


  34. Rascal Animal Hospital

    Rascal Animal Hospital is currently seeking veterinary assistants and RVT’s to join their animal care team!!!

    The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with good communication skills who will be an asset to the team. Ability to balance and complete multiple tasks while working in a high volume, fast paced environment is a must. Applicants desiring either full or part time positions will be considered. Rascal Animal Hospital offers a fast pace work atmosphere, with advancement opportunities, and a competitive pay structure

    They are an AAHA Accredited facility that provides wellness and sick exams, surgeries, diagnostics, hospitalization and 24 hour emergency and critical care. Their mission is to provide high quality care to pets while providing affordable services in an effort to help decrease the number of euthanasias due to financial limitations and to help provide treatment options to caretakers with financial concerns

    Feel free to send resumes to Nicole Thompson, Head RVT.

  35. Full-Time Position with QTest Labs

    Position Overview: 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.

    Essential Job Functions:

    · Husbandry for all animals in the facility, including appropriate environmental conditions.

    · Handling animals to assist in study-related activities.

    · Receiving animals per specific SOP.

    · Maintaining and reviewing accurate animal records.

    · Report any abnormal animal observations to Study Director and Attending Veterinarian in a timely manner.

    · Cleaning and maintaining facility.

    · Full Time and Part time Hours Available.


    Non-essential Job Functions:

    · Maintenance of front office (cleaning, organization, trash, vacuum, etc.).



    · Physical ability to move and lift animals and cages.

    · Able to work with and handle a variety of animal species.

    · Knowledge of computers and software systems (i.e., Excel, Word, Power Point).


    Other Skills/Abilities:

    · Interaction with personnel, vendors, and clients.


    For more information, contact Jay Schmidt at or 614-760-0800.

  36. Available Position for Applied Dairy Nutrition Graduate Research Assistant

    A PhD and/or MS graduate research assistant position(s) is available in Dr. Jackie Boerman’s at Purdue University to pursue projects related to applied dairy cattle nutrition.

    A strong undergraduate (or Master’s degree) with a background in Animal Science, Biology or related majors is required, with some prior research experience preferred. Research will be focused on the presentation of diets impact on intake and production and/or nutritionally manipulating energy partitioning in lactating dairy cattle.

    A strong candidate will have a competitive GPA and GRE score, experience handling dairy cattle, and previous lab experience. Anticipated start date is January, 2018 and/or August, 2018.

    Please contact to be considered for this position. Include in an email your interests and qualifications for the position, your resume/CV, and contact information for 3 academic/professional references. The selected student(s) will enroll in the Department of Animal Sciences graduate program at Purdue University.

  37. Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation Scholarship

    Several college scholarships are available to beef industry youth through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation. These scholarships are administered through the Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation in conjunction with various organizations and individuals. Applications deadlines are October 31.

    Below is the information that briefly describes the scholarships as a whole as well as the link to the website.

    Attached you will also find the application form.

  38. Female Scientists Scholarship is excited to share a new scholarship offered to female students pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, biology, physical science, social science, chemistry, or physics. hopes to promote both educational opportunities and achievement for women in science. The Women in Science Scholarship gives one lucky student $500 to help with their tuition.

    Applying for the Scholarship

    Students must apply by April 1, 2018, which gives you plenty of time to submit the quick and easy application. One winner will be chosen based on their free response submissions. To submit an application, visit this page.



  39. CFAES Transcript Designation

    CFAES has a new transcript designation available to recognize student efforts to internationalize their OSU experience. This new designation is called the Global Option (GO). 

    The CFAES GO has four basic components:

    • Education Abroad or International Student Status
    • Taking a course related to your major or minor (see list) that is international in nature
    • Advanced international learning: A second study abroad, or the second set of 3 credit hours for a program that awards 6+ hours, or participate in an international research project, internship or Service Learning experience, or minor in a program that is international in nature, or prove at least minor-level proficiency in a non-English language
    • Complete the Global Option Capstone course (FAES 4580) at some point after reaching rank 4 (exceptions allowed for special circumstances such as Agriscience Ed students who are not able to take any additional courses their final year)

    The GO application and more information can be found here. With any questions, contact Kelly Newlon.

  40. Animal Sciences Study Abroad

    Reasons to Study Abroad:

    • Earn academic credit. Any study abroad program will help you meet graduation requirements if you plan ahead.
    • Build your knowledge about animals and how different cultures care for and use them.
    • Gain cross-cultural awareness to better understand the role of the U.S. in the global animal industry.
    • Learn about people and their different perspectives.
    • Invest in yourself by showing that you value other cultures and that you are academically curious

    Short Term Opportunities:

    Spain: Human and Animal Interactions December 15-23

    Northern Germany and Netherlands: Europe (various locations) Equestrian Studies - Animal Sciences (spring 2018) March 9-18

    South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior & Welfare (summer 2018)

    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

  41. OSU Commuter Mentoring Program

    Are you a first year commuter student interested in making new friends? The commuter mentoring program is offered to first year commuter students and helps them engage more with campus activities and have an overall better experience at OSU. Commuter liaisons serves as a resource for mentees to go to with all questions and concerns, as well as, connects mentees with campus resources and events while providing regular check-ins and reflections with mentees.

    Program includes

    • Weekly email updates
    • Bi-weekly one on one meetings with commuter liaisons
    • Monthly group events on campus and around the Columbus area

    For more information, visit their website or call their office at 614-292-0100. Don't hesitate to email or call with any questions! If you are interested in joining the Commuter Mentoring Program, please email

  42. Undergraduate TA opportunities

    The Department of Animal Sciences is accepting applications for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for Spring semester 2018! Responsibilities of the position will vary depending on the course assigned and the applicant’s experience. Duties may include grading assistance, student support such as office hours and/or course review sessions, and preparation and assistance with laboratory sessions.  Acceptance for these positions will be based on previous course work, GPA, and letter of intent. Students can earn 1-2 credits of Professional Development (ANIMSCI 3488 or MEATSCI 3488). 

    Applications are due December 1. For more information, please visit the link.

  43. 2018 Next Generation Student Delegation

    Are you interested in shaping new ideas for food security and agricultural development? Apply now to join the 2018 Next Generation Delegation during the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ 2018 Global Food Security Symposium, held March 21-22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Selected students’ travel to and accommodations in Washington DC are covered in order to enjoy the opportunity to engage in symposium discussions and interact with global leaders working on agriculture, food, and nutrition issues. International students are especially encouraged to apply for this program. Learn more about last year’s Next Generation Student Delegation.

    Applications are due on or before Sunday November, 5. Questions about the application process? Please contact

  44. 4th Annual International Livestock Forum Student Travel Fellowships

    Colorado State University (CSU) and the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) have partnered to bring together industry experts for a multi-day event to discuss global livestock and meat production. The fourth annual International Livestock Forum (ILF) will be held in Fort Collins, CO on January 5-6, 2018, in conjunction with the NWSS in Denver, CO. As part of the ILF, a student-only program and tour will be provided for selected students on January 4th and 5th, as well as an additional day of student-only tours at the NWSS on January 7th.

    The 2018 ILF will bring together industry leaders, government professionals, members of academia to discuss domestic and international livestock and food production. Fellows of the 2018 ILF will experience unique tours of some of Colorado's top agricultural enterprises, behind-the-scenes access to the National Western Stock Show, and a full day of networking and interaction with an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and industry panelists. This is a premiere opportunity to engage in the future of international livestock and food production.

    All undergraduate and graduate students from any university around the world, pursuing a degree in Animal Science or another agricultural field, are eligible to apply for a travel fellowship to the 2018 International Livestock Forum. Twenty students will be selected for this fellowship.

    Selected students will participate in the following (schedule subject to change):

    • Thursday, January 4, 2018: Welcome Reception and Industry Speaker in Denver, Colorado;
    • Friday, January 5, 2018: Industry tours and ILF kickoff ILF;
    • Saturday, January 6, 2018: Impressive lineup of keynote speakers and industry panelists followed by World-famous NWSS Rodeo;
    • Sunday, January 7, 2018: Behind-the-scenes tours at the NWSS

    Fellowship recipients will receive the following:

    • $500 voucher for fellows flying in for the ILF; $100 voucher for students driving to the ILF;
    • Four nights of lodging;
    • All meals on Friday tour day;
    • Complimentary registration for the 2018 ILF, including free meals and an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and elite industry panelists;
    • NWSS badge for admission during entire show; one rodeo ticket for Saturday night's Colorado versus the World rodeo at the NWSS.

    For full consideration, fellowship applications must be received by midnight (MST) on Friday, October 27th. Fellowship applications, and more information about the 2018 ILF can be found here.


  45. 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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Animal Sciences Career Services Site

    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. In addition, there is an option for students to submit their resume and/or cover letters for review, prior to applying for internships or going to the career expo. Check it out!