Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

November 25, 2013

From the Desk of Barry Delks
Animal Sciences Careers Website
All Current Full-Time Positions
All Current Internship Positions
College of Ag Interview Opportunities
Employers by Concentration/Species
All-Campus Career Information

Scholarships

Career Fairs

Full-time Positions
1. Zoetis Veterinary Fact
2. Idyll Farms LLC Positions

Part-time Positions

Internships/Summer Work
1. Summer Experience in Agricultural Research
2. Summer Experience in Farm Management
3. NASDA Public Policy Internships
4. Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence Program
5. Indiana Farm Bureau Public Policy Internship

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities

Club Callouts

Leadership Development
1. ANSC 281 in 2014


Full-time Positions


1. Zoetis Veterinary Fact

Currently, Zoetis employs over 700 vets worldwide!


2. Idyll Farms LLC Positions

Idyll Farms is a Certified Humane goat farm and dairy in Northport, Michigan. They will be working with 60+ goats in milk this next year, with plans to grow to 150 goats over the next two years. As a working farm with a no waste policy, they have pigs, chickens, ducks, and miniature horses to round out the rotational pasture rhythms and consume waste from the cheese production. They are looking for both interns and potential creamery team employees. Their cheese making season begins April 1st. they also have openings for managing their farm markets, receiving visitors, and presenting goat cheese at the farm.

They welcome students of Animal Sciences with a ruminant/dairy interest as well as Dairy Science-focused students.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact:
Madeleine Hill Vedel
Idyll Farms LLC
10901 E Peterson Park Road
Northport, MI 49670
madeleine@idyllfarms.com


Internships/ Summer Work


1. Summer Experience in Agricultural Research

The work experience for Agricultural Research students will include learning research techniques and processes in a variety of areas including nutrient management, dairy cattle nutrition, agronomy, reproductive physiology of dairy cattle and horses, and dairy cattle behavior. Forage quality assessment procedures will be taught in Miner Institute's Forage Laboratory. Students may also gain work experience in the dairy research facility: feeding cows for individual feed intakes, measuring in situ digestibilities in ruminally cannulated cows, milk sampling, urine/fecal sampling, blood sampling, and assessing dairy cattle behavior. Research techniques for evaluating crop performance and ensiling practices will also be learned.

Hours: All students will be asked to work long hours in occasion, but no more so than would normally be expected in an agricultural research facility. Hours will include every other weekend.

Requirements:

Benefits:

Duration: May 19, 2014 - August 15, 2014

To apply, provide: completed application, college transcript, two letters of recommendation (one from college advisor and one from a previous employer), letter outlining career goals and reasons for application (include any research experience and skills in field crop or livestock production)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Send Materials To:
Katie Ballard
Director of Research
Miner Institute
P.O. Box 90
Chazy, New York 12921
ballard@whminer.com
518-846-7121, ext. 112
518-846-8445 (fax)


2. Summer Experience in Farm Management

Work experience for Farm Management students includes milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvest. The students fit and show a string of dairy cattle at the local county fair. Students are also introduced to the modern farm as a business, which has as its objective the conversion of plants into milk and meat. Students interested in careers in veterinary medicine, farm management, vocational agriculture, and agricultural extension have found this program to be particularly useful. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in an Artificial Insemination certification course offered in cooperation with personnel from a bull stud. This optional course will be offered at a minimal cost per student and this may be handled as a payroll deduction throughout the summer.

Requirements:

Benefits:

Duration: May 19, 2014 - August 15, 2014

To apply, provide: completed application, college transcript, two letters of recommendation (one from college advisor), letter outlining career goals and reasons for application (include any experience with field crop or livestock production)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Send Materials To:
Wanda Emerich
Dairy Outreach Coordinator
Miner Institute
P.O. Box 90
Chazy, New York 12921
ballard@whminer.com
518-846-7121, ext. 117
518-846-8445 (fax)


3. NASDA Public Policy Internships

NASDA is seeking highly motivated public policy interns interested in learning about the legislation and regulations that impact American agriculture. There is one internship position available per semester.

Requirements:

Responsibilities

Benefits: Interns are paid for their time at NASDA but housing is not provided

To apply: Submit a resume with GPA included, one writing sample that is 1-2 pages in length, and 2 letters of reference to Amanda Bryant (Amanda@nasda.org)

Application Deadlines:


4. Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence Program

The Center of Excellence Scholarship/Internship Program provides scholarships for students to take a curriculum of 6 poultry classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Classes are taught by faculty from participating land grant universities. Students can earn up to 18 credits over 2 years (9 credits a summer, 2nd summer optional). Paid internships are provided by MPC member companies to students accepted into the program. Internship placements are done by MPC staff.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2013

Opportunity includes:

To apply, fill out the application at: http://www.mwpoultry.org/COE_application.php


5. Indiana Farm Bureau Public Policy Internship

Indiana Farm Bureau Inc., Indiana's largest nonprofit farm organization, is seeking one public policy intern for the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly. This intern will work approximately 20 hours per week at the Indiana Farm Bureau office, headquartered in downtown Indianapolis, from January 2, 2013 through March.

For more information about Farm Bureau, visit: www.infarmbureau.org

Responsibilities:

Requirements:

Hours: Must be available from 10-2 PM from Monday-Thursday on a regular basis

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:
khall@infarmbureau.org or by mail to:
Indiana Farm Bureau
PPT Session Intern
225 S East St
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Application Deadline: December 8, 2013


Leadership Development


1. ANSC 281 in 2014

ANSC 281 (Career Planning in Animal Sciences) will be held on 2:30 or 3:30 on Wednesdays during the Spring 2014 semester in Lilly 3102. In this course, you will have fun while developing leadership skills, help you look at other options other than veterinary medicine in the Animal Sciences major, hear from over 15 speakers in the ANSC industry, learn about the diversity of careers, and learn how to prepare for an interview - in person, by phone, or by Skype.

Students will:


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