OSU Waterman Dairy Farm

Internships/Job Positions for OSU Students:

The Ohio State Waterman Dairy is looking for OSU students who are interested in employment and/or a paid internship for 2022.

The OSU Waterman Dairy milks 100 registered Jerseys and raises approximately 165 replacement heifers. The farm facilitates research, provides tours to a wide range of audiences, and allows for hands on college course experiences.

Free on farm housing can be provided to students who demonstrate good knowledge and work ethic. These students are held to a higher level of accountability and take on the role of student managers.

Besides general dairy chores (milking, feeding, & calf care) other opportunities can be tailored to fit internship requirements or employee interests. Students are responsible for 2 or 3 chores a week (3:45am/pm until approx. 7:00am/pm) and every other weekend. Work hours are flexible outside of chore shifts and the farm is located within a mile of campus to allow a convenient commute between or after classes.

Work experience can be gained in the following on farm practices:
Cattle Treatment
Herd Checks
Dairy Reproduction
Heifer/Calf Management
Pasture Management
Equipment Maintenance
Parlor Maintenance
Crop Production
Extension & Outreach

For more detailed information pertaining to job opportunities, please contact John or Bekah as soon as possible.

John Lemmermen.3, Farm Manager

Bekah Meller.5, Herd Manager