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Student Newsletter: September 20, 2021

Welcome to Week 5!

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  1. This year's Food and Agricultural Sciences Career Fair is going to be held virtually on Handshake from 1-5 pm on Thursday, September 30th.

  2. Looking for a unique course to take this fall?   CFAES Dean Kress and Dr. Hitzhusen from ENR will be offering a Group Studies course (ENR/FAES 5194) titled “What Does it Mean to be a Good Person?” 


  1. Applications for the US Cellular Agriculture Hackathon just opened.

  2. The Animal Science department is now taking orders for departmental embroidered and screen print clothing items (button up shirts, polos, jackets, vests, sweatshirts, hats, etc.).

  3. The Center for Human Animal Interactions Research and Education is hosting a Human-Animal Internactions day! It will be held on October 2nd, from noon to five.

  4. Visit Welcome Back 101 for all the information you'll need as you return to campus! More information can be found on safe and healthy protocols, events, and more!


  1. Summer internship spots have opened up at Cargill Dairy! Applications are due by October 17th and interviews will be held on October 22nd.

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  3. The CSU Breeding Farm Internship for January 2022 is now open for application!

  4. The NBCA is looking for excellent college students (Junior level or higher) to be a Convention Intern in Houston, Texas! The deadline to apply is October 15th.

  5. Genus/ABS Global is now recruiting for a variety of exciting North American Summer 22' internship opportunities and their new Wisconsin Co-op program!

  6. The PACE AG Group is looking for 2022 Dairy Production Summer Interns who want to gain experience in large scale dairy farm management and business. 

  7. Miamitown Equine Veterinary Services is hiring in Cleves, Oh. Qualified candidates are detail oriented, self-motivated, and organized. Our fast-paced practice requires efficiency as a top priority.


  9. Schneider's is hiring for the Quarter Horse Congress from September 20th through October 24th. There are positions open in their retail booth.Schneider's also has entry level and beyond positions open in their corporate office.

  10. 1) Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities


  1. There will be an informational session for students interested in graduate school or wanting more information about graduate school on October 26th at 6:00 pm by zoom or in Plumb 220.  The information is especially appropriate for juniors and seniors.

  2. Develop skills in preclinical or clinical trial design, toxicology, safety or clinical pharmacology, or advance your career in research administration.


  1. There is a position opening for a Reigonal Animal Science and Forages Extension Agent at Auburn University! The application deadline is December 5th.

  2. Buschur Dairy is hiring a full-time dairy cow feeder! Applicants woudl work 8-9 hours a day and some weekends. They would also need to be comfortable with heavy-lifting and prior dairy-knowledge is appreciated.

  3. The Texas A&M Summer Undergraduate Research in Genetics and Genomics (SURGe) Program is a 10-week intensive research experience under the mentorship of one of their Faculty of Genetics members that include a 3-credit hour Bioinformatics class.

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  5. The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization with educational, research, and demonstration facilities located in Chazy, New York.

  6. We have recently announced a Dairy Research Technician position at UW-Platteville. This position will assist in the dairy cow-related research and training efforts at Pioneer Farm and the on-campus lab spaces. The major qualifications are listed below. 

  7. STgenetics Ohio Heifer Center is seeking a motivated individual to join our team as a veterinary/research assistant at our South Charleston, OH location located just 40 minutes from Columbus.

  8. UW-Madison is looking for someone who might be interested in managing the animal sciences youth programs in the Division of Extension at UW-Madison. B.S. is required and M.S.

  9. ULAR is in need of technicians in their lab animal facilities, and would welcome any applicants from the Animal Sciences graduates and students. They are mostly looking for full time employees, but would try to accommodate some current students as well. Anyone interested can contact Dr.


  1. Lynd Fruit Farm will have an expanded apple shooting range.This year’s targets include a series of ‘giant chimes’, each with a different sound depending on where you hit the canister. The apple cannons are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  2. The Powell Chamber Farmer’s Market features about 30 vendors/farmers selling vegetables, fruit, plants, breads, pies, baked goods, and crafts such as jewelry, candles, and lotions. The market is every Saturday and Sunday May 22-October 10th from 9am – 12pm.


  1. The Lallemand Forward Scholarship is still open for undergraduate, DVM,

  2. Targeting Excellence is a 510c3 that raises money to award scholarships to students majoring in food animal agriculture.  Students pursuing Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degrees are eligible for the scholarships.  It is well-known that college is expensive and this is a great opportunity for

  3. Part of the Lallemand Forward program is an annual scholarship opportunity with awards for undergraduate, DVM, masters, and PhD students.  They have started accepting applications now through Sep. 30th.


  1. There will be a virtual information session about the Sustiainable Service Living education abroad program in Costa Rica! It is on September 23rd from 5:15-6:15 and will be held virtually.

  2. There will be information sessions about the FAES European Equestrian Studies education abroad program on September 22nd and 29th. The session on the 22nd is in-person from 12:00-1:00 pm at Kottman hall room 104. The session on the 29th will be held virtually from 5:30-6:30 pm

  3. There will be an info session for the Peru FYE study abroad trip on September 20th from 4:00-5:00 pm at Kottman Hall room 102! Attend this meeting for important information about the trip if you are interested!


  1. The Office of Student Life – Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) is accepting applications for our next cohort, BLF ’24.

  2. We need volunteers to host prospective high school students and show them around campus! EOFD Hosts volunteer to have prospective high school students shadow them from approximately 9:30 a.m. until about 1 p.m. for 3 to 4 weekdays total each semester.

  3. At this event, students will be able to meet with professionals from different areas within Purina Animal Nutrition, making connections and gaining a deeper knowledge of the career opportunities that are available to them in industry. It will take place online on October 14th.

  4. The Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest (AWJAC) provides a unique educational experience where students learn to assess animal welfare in a variety of settings using evidence-based methods and oral reasoning.


  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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