Undergraduate Newsletter Animal Science Iowa State University February 15, 2016

February 15, 2016
Undergraduate Newsletter
Animal Science
Iowa State University
February 15, 2016
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Weekly Schedule
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ISU Undergraduate Animal Science Newsletter
February 15, 2016
Weekly Schedule
February 15
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February 27
February 28
Pre-Vet Club Meeting in Gilman 1352,
6:10 PM
Academic Quadrathalon in Farm
Bureau Pavilion, 5:45 to 9:30 PM
Spring Market Hog Show at HASLC
Academic Quadrathalon
When: Tuesday, February 23rd in the Farm Bureau Pavilion
§ Registration: 5:45 to 6:15 PM
§ Contest: 6:15 to 9:30 PM
Teams of 4 can sign up to compete. What can you win? Scholarship money and the
opportunity to represent Iowa State at the Regional Academic Quadrathalon in Des
Students can sign up by either emailing [email protected] or at the B&B office
(120 Kildee).
The deadline for signing teams up is February 19th at 5 pm. Any questions should be
directed to Megan at [email protected]
ISU Undergraduate Animal Science Newsletter
February 15, 2016
Animal Science Undergraduate Updates
Pre-Vet Club
Meetings this semester:
February 18th, March 24th, and
April 21st. All meeting will be
held in Gilman 1352 at 6:10
Follow us on our Facebook
page! You will find links from
our Facebook page to many of
our affiliates.
Dairy Science Club
Block and Bridle
Main meeting for Spring 2016:
March 2nd, April 6th, and April 20th.
Market Hog Show is February 27th
Cyclone Classic is March 18th – 20th
SGI/B&B Pig Sale is March 26th at
Animal Learning Day is April 9th at
Animal Science Banquet is April
Follow us on Twitter:
Homemade ice cream for sale
every Wednesday from 11-1 in
front of Lush Auditorium for
Ice cream mixing on Monday
from 8-4 in meat lab room 163
Equestrian Club
§ Like us on Facebook!
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February 15, 2016
Department of Animal Science Scholarships for Undergraduates
§ Enrollment as a full-time student (12 or more credits) in the Department of Animal Science for full academic year
§ Animal Science or Dairy Science MUST be your PRIMARY MAJOR to qualify for these scholarships.
§ Minimum Requirement: GPA of 2.0 or above. (Student must not be on academic probation.) Some scholarships
require higher GPAs.
§ For scholarships that state a student may qualify for the scholarship in succeeding years, the student must
reapply for the scholarship each year.
Application Deadline: February 15th at 10 PM. Application form can be located at
For more information, contact Dr. Bundy in Kildee 123E.
Pork Industry Scholarship
Juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management. Students who seek to attend veterinary
or graduate school have an emphasis on swine.
Application Deadline: February 18th
§ Application form can be located on pork.org
§ Applicants will be notified in April
§ Specific questions contact Dr. Chris Hostetler at [email protected] or 515-223-2606.
For more information, contact Dr. Bundy in Kildee 123E.
Targeting Excellence Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an agricultural curriculum at an
institution that offers degrees in agriculture.
A total of $120,000 will be awarded in 2016 from the applications that are submitted. Scholarship amounts will be based
on the program in which the student is enrolled: $1,000 for 2-year programs, $2,000 for 4-year programs, and $3,000 for
graduate programs. Preference will be given to students who attend schools in regions where fundraising events were held
in 2015. The preference regions for 2016 awards are Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Application deadline: March 15, 2016. The organization will announce award winners on May 1, 2016, and checks will
be mailed on September 1, 2016, after the students submit their enrollment verification.
For more information about submitting a Targeting Excellence scholarship application or making a donation please visit
our website or contact Rachel Virden at [email protected]
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February 15, 2016
Roy J. Carver Scholarship
Twenty awards of $5,200 each (renewable for one year) will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year.
§ Evidence of significant social and economic obstacles to attending college full time
§ Graduate or accredited Iowa high school or Iowa resident for 5 years
§ Junior classification in Fall 2016
§ Minimum GPA of 2.80
§ Demonstrate financial need on basis of the FAFSA (filed by March 1st)
Application Deadline: April 1st. Apply online at www.carvertrust.org and click on scholarships and on-line application.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid in 0640 Beardshear Hall.
IFAA Winner’s Circle Scholarship
College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock and agricultural projects and current undergraduate
students may apply for scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA). Applicants
must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the agriculture industry.
Winners will be announced during the 2016 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, August
20th, an event sponsored by IFAA. Winner's Circle scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions
proceeds as well as Winner’s Circle Club donations.
To apply, visit http://www.iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions/winners-circle-scholarships/.
Deadline: April 1st
If you have questions, contact: Linda Weldon at 515-291-3941 or Harold Hodson at 515-290-8875.
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February 15, 2016
GlobalVetLINK Marketing Internship
§ Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or similar field
§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
§ Ability to work in self-directed manner in a fast paced high reward environment
§ Use of Microsoft Office products
§ Exhibit professionalism in all environments
§ Work 15-20 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 per week during the summer
What you will learn:
§ Competitive research and analysis
§ Identifying current and future market opportunities
§ Prepare documents for market and product requirements
Customer research and feedback
Defining the roadmap
Deadline: ASAP
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
For more information, see Ms. Burgett in Kildee 109G.
New Zealand Calving Internship
Where: Matamata, New Zealand
When: last week in June to the last week in August
§ Checking cows
§ Sorting cows who have calved
§ Moving milk to the calf barns
Collecting calves
Feeding calves
Washing calf feed equipment
Applicant will need to be able to drive a 2 and 4-wheeler with a tractor. Housing is provided.
Deadline: March 4th
To apply, e-mail a resume with references and cover letter to Chad Winke at [email protected]
For more information, see Ms. Burgett in Kildee 109G.
Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) Internship
Where: Billings, Montana
When: October 13th – 23rd
Interns will have the opportunity to assist in all aspects of event planning and execution for The NILE Stock Show and
Rodeo. The Internship program provides the opportunity to gain training and work experience in the livestock and equine
industries as well as events based business.
Offering four internship opportunities: livestock emphasis, equine emphasis, rodeo relations, and media and
Deadline: September 2nd, 2016
Application and more information can be found at www.thenile.org.
For more information, see Ms. Burgett in Kildee 109G.
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February 15, 2016
Zoetis Internships – Summer 2016
Each year, a variety of positions are available for students as interns within the Veterinary Medical Research and
Development Division. Internship areas include: clinical research, microbiology, marketing, livestock wellness, food
systems, metabolism, and many more.
All internships are paid and available to both graduate and undergraduate students.
Students can access more information via www.zoetis.com by selecting careers, then opportunities for students, and
finally learn more.
9-month Paid Farming Apprenticeships
Where: Rockport, Maine
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) offers two nine-month farming apprenticeships. One is a beef cattle (Belted
Galloway) emphasis, and the other is on growing vegetables at the Erickson Fields Preserve.
Applicant should have previous farming experience and experience in education youth/consumers.
Benefits for the apprenticeships include $1,000 monthly stipend, 2 weeks paid vacation, health insurance, and shared
Interested students should e-mail Joelle Albury at [email protected] for more information.
For more information, see Ms. Burgett in Kildee 109G.
DuPont Pioneer Livestock Nutrition Research Associate
Where: Polk City, Iowa
Part-time position with approximately 15-25 hours per week. Willing to work around student schedule.
Students must be comfortable working with large animals, including hogs and steers. They must be able to commute to
location in Polk City.
Assist with beef and swine trials
Performance and metabolism trials
Mix feed
Activate fates/fences to feed animals
For more information or if interested, please contact Jenna Williams at [email protected]
Neogen Corporation – Sales and Marketing Internship
When: Summer 2016
Communicating with customer base
Support of Territory Managers
Traveling (some overnight)
Working at meetings and tradeshows
Basic math and computer skills are required and must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation.
Must be working towards a degree in Animal Science or Agricultural Business.
For more information, see Mrs. Burgett in 109G Kildee.
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Clear Creek Ranch Full-Time
Where: Burnsville, North Carolina
Full-time positions available. Seasons run from March to December.
Responsible for care and maintenance of 50+ herd.
Responsible for feeding, mucking stalls, doctoring horses, grooming, saddling, leading trail rides, and entertaining guests
during evening activities.
Wranglers should be able to handle guests of all riding experience
Deadline: ASAP. Contact Rebecca Sanderson at [email protected] or by phone 828-675-5125.
For more information, see Dr. Bundy in Kildee 123E.
Applegate Animals Welfare Specialist
§ Examining, evaluating, and reporting to management information regarding the animal’s health, welfare, and
behavior systems
§ Ensure supplies are fully compliant with approved Animal Welfare Manager.
§ Responsible for accuracy and maintenance of audit reports and communication to Animal Welfare Manager
§ Bachelor’s degree in Animal or Poultry Science
§ Preferred 3-5 years of work experience with a focus on animal welfare
§ Organized and self-management skills
§ Excellent verbal and communication and follow-up skills
§ Computer skills with Microsoft Office and Outlook
Deadline: ASAP. Contact [email protected] or call Samantha Ross at 866-587-5858.
For more information, see Dr. Bundy in Kildee 123E.
Head Equestrian Director
Where: Boone, Iowa
Must be 21 years old
Responsibilities include leading trail rides, brief riding tutorials, and in-depth riding lessons with youth aged 7 to
Design a curriculum that horsemanship camps can use
Responsible for 18 horses and the care and upkeep of the riding facility
Responsible for implementation of safety procedure and ensuring the riding facility meets all guidelines and
Will supervise the Assistant Equestrian Director
Deadline: ASAP. Contact Alex Kretzinger at [email protected]
For more information, see Dr. Bundy in 123E Kildee.
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February 15, 2016
Assistant Equestrian Director
Where: Boone Iowa
Must be 18 years or older
Assist in the care of 18 horses and maintenance of riding facilities and equipment
Help design and supplement curriculum with the Head Equestrian Director
Assist with pony and trail rides
Provide help to the Head Equestrian Director when needed
Will work to maintain pastures, ensure animals are led and care for, and maintain safety standards
Deadline: ASAP. Contact Alex Kretzinger at [email protected]
For more information, see Dr. Bundy in 123E Kildee.
Equestrian Program Coordinator
The Equestrian Program Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of a horseback riding program that is safe, fun, and
appropriate for all campers. The coordinator also manages the physical operations of the horseback facilities and
equipment. This position assists in achieving the council’s overall membership and retention goals.
§ Minimum age of 21 years
§ Certification as an equestrian instructor from a nationally recognized organization
§ Management or supervisory experience at a horseback riding facility (at least 6 weeks)
§ Experience working in a resident camp setting
§ And more!
To apply, please visit our website at www.GirlScoutsToday.org, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on our Careers
tab. Once there, go to the position entitled Summer Residential Camp Positions - Level 2.
Full-time Laboratory Supervisor – AgSource Ellsworth Labs
Where: Ellsworth, Iowa
Responsible for managing the staff and coordinating tests and analysis, while maintaining a high level of customer
satisfaction. May be responsible for recommending improvements to the lab and lab materials or equipment.
Candidates should have 4 years prior laboratory or supervisor experience with a 4-year degree in Chemistry or related
To apply, please visit www.crinet.com/careers.
For more information, see Dr. Bundy in 123E Kildee.
ISU Undergraduate Animal Science Newsletter
February 15, 2016
Never give up on a dream just because of
the time it will take to accomplish it. The
time will pass
~ Earl Nightingale