Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

November 8, 2012

From the Desk Of Barry Delks
1. Peace Corps


Full-time Positions
1. Research Station Superintendent - University of Georgia
2. Provimi North America - Ingredient Sales Coordinator
3. Milk Production Services of Indiana - Producer Relations Program Coordinator
4. Landmark Cooperative Services - Agronomy Territory Account Manager
6. ASAS Career Center

Part-time positions
1. Purdue Food Stores - Meat Processing

Internships/Student Workers
1. Purdue Food Stores - Meat Processing
2. Dairy Internship, Hilmar, CA
3. National Swine Registry Internships
4 Indiana FFA Summer Development Internships
5. Baird Farms

Career Events
1. Science Resesarch Career Day

From the Desk Of Barry Delks

Animal Sciences Careers Website

1. Peace Corps

The U.S. Peace Corps is actively seeking applicants skilled and educated in your field of study. College seniors, second-year graduate students, and recent graduates may want to learn more about the Peace Corps experience, and the career path opportunities and higher education programs that come with Peace Corps service. Fall applicants could start service upon graduation in 2013.

Building Skills & Career Opportunities

Peace Corps provides the chance to help others while gaining valuable experience for today's job market, in addition to other benefits like the option to combine service with graduate school for credit and/or financial assistance, paid living expenses, full medical and dental coverage while in service, cancellation or deferment of some student loans, and special eligibility for federal jobs. In addition, volunteers bring their enriching experience and spirit of community service back home to our communities when they return.

By serving in Peace Corps, volunteers show the world a side of America that promotes service, cooperation and peace, and they help people of other countries gain a better understanding of our multicultural society. Peace Corps is also a great way to launch a career. From Africa to Asia, Central & South America to Eastern Europe, and Pacific Islands to the Caribbean, volunteers work with local communities and entrepreneurs, governments, schools, corporations and other U.S. agencies and organizations to address important global issues of education and youth development, food security, environmental conservation, public health, water resources, community economic development and more.

Volunteers return home as global citizens, with cross-cultural, leadership, language, teaching and community development skills that position them well for advanced education and professional opportunities. These attributes are more than enough to make prospective employers take a good look at returned Peace Corps volunteer candidates. Volunteers returning from abroad become part of a network of more than 210,000 Americans who have used their Peace Corps experience as the foundation for successful careers in a variety of areas, including government, business, non-profit, education, the arts, journalism, and more. See examples of these notable Peace Corps Volunteers.

Other highlights can be viewed at and

Thank you for any help you can offer in making this unique personal and professional development opportunity available to your students.

Joshua Becker (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Fiji)
Acting Manager, Peace Corps Midwest Regional Office
55 W. Monroe St., Ste 450, Chicago, IL 60603

Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age, but there is no upper age limit to serve. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment, including three months of comprehensive culture, language, program, and safety and security training. More than 8,000 Americans are currently serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in 76 countries.

Fulltime Positions

1. Research Station Superintendent - University of Georgia

This positions will remain open until filled.

Announcement of job vacancy:
CAES Campus at Griffin
University of Georgia
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Griffin, GA 30223
Phone 770/228-7306

Date: October 31, 2012

Position No.: 20121741

Applications are invited by all qualified persons for the
Position of: Research Station Superintendent
Department of: Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center
Job Classification Base Salary Range Rate: Commensurate with Experience and Education.

Description of Job Duties: This position will oversee all aspects of operations at the Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center. This position plans, directs and coordinates research activities, revenue operations, budgetary activities, and day to day operations. It also serves as the liaison in the community as it relates to the mission of CAES, and in particular with the Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center community council. The position supervises and manages all REC personnel and serves as its safety coordinator.

Desirable Skills and Training: Previous experience in research and education farm or research station management. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in the agriculture sciences. Must be able to operate all types of large and small farm equipment.

Prefered Qualifications: Master's degree in the agricultural sciences and research and education station management experience.

This is a regular full-time position. Normal working hours are from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

This announcement will remain in effect for at least five (5) working days from the date above. Therefore, it is subject to closing without notice. It is the general policy of the University of Georgia to fill all positions at the minimum salary listed. See full job description and apply online at (job #20121741).

For assistance contact the personnel office at 770-228-7306 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

2. Provimi North America - Ingredient Sales Coordinator

Provimi North America, a Cargill company, a leader in providing nutrition solutions for meat, milk and egg producers, is currently accepting resumes for an Ingredient Sales
Coordinator for our Brookville, OH location.

Support ingredient sales with emphasis on order to delivery confirmation and customer service support. Coordinate sales activities with internal department personnel and
suppliers to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

Responsibilities Include:


Provimi North America, Inc. offers an excellent wage and benefits package, including health insurance, 401(k), paid leave and more.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply online at, Careers section.

Provimi North America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

3. Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, Inc. - Producer Relations Program Coordinator

Job Title: Producer Relations Program Coordinator

Job Summary:
Reports to: General Manager
Overall accountability:

Job Specifications:

Job Role: Execute Dairy Promotion's Unified Marketing Plan industry image and producer relations plans and programs to positively position the value of the dairy checkoff program to producer and coop/processor leader audiences, and industry organizations. Protect and promote the image of dairy products and producers to a consumer audience. The position is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships among dairy producers, the dairy industry and the checkoff program.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Personal Qualifications:
Positive attitude, honesty, integrity, initiative, dependability, creativity, sound judgment, desire to learn, ability to organize time and the ability to work in a friendly, cooperative and flexible manner with staff, supervision and business contacts.

The ideal candidate would have a dairy background in addition to the job specs listed.

We will be accepting resumes through November with plans to complete interviews by December 18, 2012 with a start date of January 2, 2013.

Deb Osza
General Manager
American Dairy Association of Indiana, Inc./Dairy & Nutrition Council, Inc.
Divisions of Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, Inc.
9360 Castlegate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46256
317-842-7133 x 218
317-842-3065 fax

4. Landmark Cooperative Services - Agronomy Territory Account Manager

Landmark Cooperative Services has an exciting opportunity for an Agronomy Territory Account Manager within our Cottage Grove Agronomy Division Landmark's mission is quite simply to be a cooperative business dedicated to providing rural and urban customers with the highest quality products and services. Landmark works hard to enhance our producers' profitability, exceed customer expectations and keep our cooperative financially strong.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Area Sales Lead, the ATAM develops relationships with growers that result in sales of fertilizers, chemicals and seeds. The ATAM makes on farm sales calls that analyze needs which enables the grower to utilize Landmark services and products that enhance their profitability and satisfaction.

Essential Duties:




If you are interested in this opportunity, applications can be found on our website -

Return Application to:
Landmark Services Cooperative
Human Resources Department
1401 Landmark Drive
P.O. Box 277
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

5. has job postings in the swine industry. More than 200 jobs are listed, in Production, Feed, Management, Marketing, Sales, and more.

6. ASAS Career Center

The American Society of Animal Science has launched the ASAS Career Center.

For Job Seekers: This new site now offers you the opportunity to get your information out to potential employers and search job postings all in one location with a single login. After registering you can use the site to:

To access the ASAS Career Center, go to

Part time Positions

1. Purdue Food Stores - Meat Processing

If you have any students graduating in December who have not found employment by January and will be staying in the local area we have a temporary position beginning in January in our meat processing area. The hours are 6:00 AM to noon Monday to Friday (30 hours per week) and the rate of pay is $9:20 per hour. This would be a good opportunity for anyone looking to get into meat processing to gain valuable experience while searching for full-time employment.

Any interested applicants should submit their resume to Erik Kurdelak at or contact Erik on 765-494-2017 Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Shelly Cochran
Director, Food Stores
Purdue University
270 South Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Tel: 765-494-2017
Fax: 765-494-8741

Internships / Student Workers

1. Purdue Food Stores - Meat Processing

We have 2 part-time student employment opportunities in our meat processing room available now. If any of your students are looking for work. Duties include, Slicing deli meats to order, washing pans, assisting with daily pre-and/or post op sanitation duties, assisting with vacuum marinating, weighing and labeling pans. Starting rate of pay is $7.50/hr. We ask for a minimum of 10 hours per week and we work around their class schedule.

Any interested applicants should submit their resume to Erik Kurdelak at or contact Erik on 765-494-2017 Monday to Friday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Shelly Cochran
Director, Food Stores
Purdue University
270 South Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Tel: 765-494-2017
Fax: 765-494-8741

2. Dairy Internship, Hilmar, California

A group of California dairymen have joined together to offer a hands-on dairy internship opportunity in Hilmar, California. The program is a paid internship focused on large-scale California dairy operations.

In addition to basic cow and dairy operations skills, the program highlights management issues, such as employee relations, government regulations, and fiscal responsibility. One of the program goals is to develop on-farm employee decision making skills, which are critical to the long-term success of any dairy business.

We are looking for motivated, hard-working students interested in a career in large dairy management in California. Students must have sophomore, junior, senior, or equivalent status with a major in dairy science, production and management or vet science.

Applications, the letter of recommendation form, and additional information is available on the website: For additional information, please contact us at

Please also know that we are always interested in offering tours for collegiate dairy clubs when they visit California.

Applications are due January 14, 2013.

Thank you,
The Dairy Internship Committee

3. National Swine Registry Internships

The National Swine Registry will be offering four summer internships: Fieldstaff, Marketing and Communications, National Junior Swine Association and Pedigree.These internships provide students pursuing agricultural degrees opportunities to build their resumes, while working in the purebred swine industry. Complete descriptions of these opportunities may be viewed online by visiting We encourage you to share this information with your students. The application deadline in Dec. 1.

Katie Maupin
NSR Assistant Editor
BCA Sales Coordinator
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594 (office)
314.808.0653 (cell)

4. Indiana FFA Summer Development Internships

Position:Indiana FFA Organization Development Internship (2)

Description: Full time summer intern to work for the Indiana FFA Organization. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: State Convention planning and program implementation, State Fair coordination, Country Market coordination, programs development / evaluation, annual report development, conference curriculum research and development, special partner development initiatives, FFA Leadership Center projects / program development, and other jobs as needed.

Education: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree
Experience: Work with youth and adults, leadership training, agriculture education, partner development, and the FFA organization.
Skills: Oral and written communications, program development, computer literacy, youth training, grant writing, team building, organizational and time management skills.

Salary & Time: $425 per week, Minimum 12 weeks

Benefits: Potential lodging, mileage reimbursement for official business, and some meals will be provided.

Application: Applications are due by November 21. Please submit a letter of application and resume via e-mail to:
Indiana FFA
Lisa Chaudion
Phone: (317) 878-4178

Interviews: Interviews will be held prior to December 21st. Since we are accepting only emailed applications, please make sure you receive an emailed response that we have received your application to insure delivery of the application.

5. Baird Farms


My Grain Farm is a family farm located in Central Indiana. I am seeking a young man to assist me with the regular farm work consisting of some manual labor as well as machine labor. I also own a seed sales business and need someone who will interact with customers, helping with sales and delivery. I have strong work ethics and values and have been farming in the same community for fifty years.

We need a Farm Worker with long range desire for farm management in a family setting. There will be some Seed Sales work. This is a paid position.



Desired Qualifications:


Career Events

ANSC Career Calendar

1. Science Research Career Day

November 14, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Lilly 3-113.

Network with future employers. Hear from ANSC alumni and learn about careers with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.

Companies include: Pfizer, USDA/APHIS, Lilly, BASi, and Covance (event sponsor).

View the flyer.

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