In the Field Friday: Faith Mariacher

By: Alora Brown
For our first “In the Field Friday” of 2021, we will be highlighting Faith Mariacher from Lee, New Hampshire. Faith is a current student of CFAES Wooster/ATI where she is majoring in livestock production and management with a specialization in small ruminants. Faith is

Faith Mariacher

Faith Mariacher

currently interning with Hoffman Corriedales in Rockham, South Dakota.


Hoffman Corriedales is a sheep and cattle farm that specializes in Corriedale sheep and have raised many champions. Faith’s responsibilities include working with 350 head of Corriedale sheep and 450 head of commercial Angus cattle. This summer she has been fitting sheep, processing calves, and baling hay. Other daily tasks include feeding and general running of equipment.


Her advice to future students is to never be afraid to take chances and step out of their comfort zones. Faith says, “Don’t underestimate yourself; you could miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.”

101 CFAES Wooster Buckeyes Named to Spring 2021 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the 101 CFAES Wooster Buckeyes named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List! We are so proud of your accomplishments!

First Name Last Name City State
Jason Althaus Columbus Grove OH
Emily Barkheimer North Lawrence OH
Skylar Bauer Harrisville PA
Isabella Beam Apple Creek OH
Emilee Berchtold Medina OH
Maranda Berger Continental OH
Eric Bils Nevada OH
Brooke Bockey Spencerville OH
Alexander Borton Wooster OH
Chad Bostic Patriot OH
Faith Brandon Morristown OH
Paul Broschk Rocky River OH
Alora Brown Hillsboro OH
Emma Byrd Sardina OH
Kate Cole Dorset OH
Kyra Combs Lodi OH
Jordan Conner Akron OH
Austin Dotterer Wooster OH
Regan Draeger Lindsey OH
Megan Drake Salem OH
Jacob Echelbarger Wooster OH
Dakota Eckenrode Massillon OH
Alexis Eldridge Shelby OH
Culley Emerson Litchfield OH
Courtney Espenschied Canton OH
Tatum Franczek Wooster OH
Megan Gibboney Orient OH
Gabriella Gonzalez Canton OH
Delisa Goodman Cardington OH
Hayley Harbaugh Brunswick OH
Gage Harris Bethesda OH
Ashley Hawvermale Wooster OH
Joseph Helterbrand Hillsboro OH
Cody Herman New Philadelphia OH
Katherine Himes Wooster OH
John Isler Prospect OH
Adam Joehlin Marion OH
Madisen Jolliff Kenton OH
Cheyenne Kase Jefferson OH
Grant Kessler Ostrander OH
Blake Kessler Ostrander OH
Wyatt Kissell Mount Vernon OH
Keara Knepshield Greenville OH
Grace Koppelman Chardon OH
Jaxon Lindsey Newark OH
Brady Linker Genoa OH
Madyson Little Barnesville OH
Spencer Logan Cortland OH
Sean Magers Howard OH
Paige Maibach creston OH
Reese Mangas Leipsic OH
Brooklyn Manning Trenton OH
Paige Marshall Alvada OH
Alissa Menefee Amherst OH
Blake Mercer Jackson OH
Macee Mercure North Lima OH
Leah Miller Ashland OH
Justin Miller Willoughby OH
Marissa Miller Circleville OH
Sarah Millikan Napoleon OH
Alexis Montgomery Weston WV
Shelby Nicholl Jackson Center OH
Abby Niese Continental OH
Jonna Nissen Luckey OH
Kyle Northup Crown City OH
Stephanie Novak Lisbon OH
Heather Oberlin Hicksville OH
Sydney Parker New Richmond OH
Patrick Parker Wooster OH
Wyatt Price Carey OH
Annell Prochnow Wilmington OH
Mitchell Pugh Fort Recovery OH
Sydney Questel Wooster OH
Katelyn Redick Miamisburg OH
LeAnn Regula West Mansfield OH
Destiny Reynolds Cincinnati OH
Olivia Rinesmith London OH
Lydia Schmidt Shreve OH
James Schon Amherst OH
Alexandra Schreiber Cardington OH
Megan Schulte Ottawa OH
Madison Schwilk Upper Sandusky OH
Kayla Scott Mineral City OH
Grant Shook Bloomville OH
Emily Singleton Wilmington OH
Kyle Smith Norwalk OH
Natalie Snyder Shiloh OH
Britany Sparent Mentor OH
Hannah Sparent Mentor OH
Lindsey Spurlock Clyde OH
Hayley Stiverson Marion OH
Benjamin Stover Columbus OH
Case Swartz Richwood OH
Heather Swartz Prospect OH
Brayden Thompson Chillicothe OH
Scott Thompson Bristolville OH
Wyatt Tom Chandlersville OH
Adam Wagner Bowling Green OH
Logan Williams Marysville OH
Dallas Wright Harrod OH
Madilyn Youngpeter West Salem OH

Scholarship Tips!

It’s time to fill out your CFAES scholarship application if you haven’t already!  The deadline is fast approaching: February 15, 2021!  While you are still able to apply after that date, you will only be considered for additional funds should they become available.  This means you need to apply by the February 15th deadline in order to have the best possible chance to receive scholarship gift money for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Here are a few tips for filling out the CFAES scholarship application.

Use the Correct Student ID Number!
When filling out your scholarship application, be sure to double check that you’ve typed in your student ID (9-digit number, usually beginning with 500 if you’ve enrolled in the past few years, found on your BuckID and the email you received after you submitted your application) correctly.  Your information is categorized electronically by this number, so if you accidentally type the number wrong, your application may not be processed correctly, if at all.

Use the Campus You Will be Attending in the Fall!
Make sure you’re selecting the correct location you’ll be attending NEXT FALL.  If you are starting your classes at ATI next fall or if you are a continuing student at ATI, make sure you select ATI/Wooster. If you are transitioning to Columbus in Autumn 2021 (after summer), you need to select the Columbus campus.  Many of our scholarships are based on which campus you’ll be attending.  If you select the wrong campus, you will not be in the correct selection pools, and any scholarships you have been awarded may be removed due to location.

Be Concise and Efficient When Writing!
When answering essay questions, there is a 300-word limit.  This means you need to be concise and efficient when answering.  For example, you may be answering a question about why you’ve chosen your major. Rather than tell a long story with a great deal of detail, give a few background details and focus on how that experience has impacted your major selection.

Focus on Highlights!
You may be asked to list accomplishments or achievements in a particular area of your life, such as volunteerism or 4-H.  Focus on recent highlights, or those that have had the greatest impact on your life.  If you list too much, it’s difficult for those reviewing to focus on your recent successes.

Apply Here!
Click the above link to access the scholarship form.

Do you have Questions?
Finally, if you make a mistake on your application or have any questions, contact and I will work with you to make sure everything is taken care of.

Best of luck!

Katie LeMasters
Academic Affairs
Program Coordinato

132 Ohio State ATI/Wooster Campus Buckeyes Added to the Autumn 2020 Dean’s List

We are so proud of the 132 Ohio State ATI/Wooster Campus Buckeyes who were named to the Dean’s List for the Autumn 2020 semester!

Name City, State
Jason Althaus Columbus Grove, OH
Emily Barkheimer North Lawrence, OH
Jesse Bauer Harrisville, PA
Skylar Bauer Harrisville, PA
Isabella Beam Apple Creek, OH
Emilee Berchtold Medina, OH
Kalyn Blue Hamler, OH
Brooke Bockey Spencerville, OH
Alexander Borton Wooster, OH
Chad Bostic Patriot, OH
Kayla Bowens Greenfield, OH
Zoe Bowers Massillon, OH
Paul Broschk Rocky River, OH
Alora Brown Hillsboro, OH
Edward Butler Crown City, OH
Mckayla Clymer Wauseon, OH
Kate Cole Dorset, OH
Jordan Conner Akron, OH
Donnette Cox Columbus, OH
Alexis Czarny Spencer, OH
Austin Dotterer Wooster, OH
Regan Draeger Lindsey, OH
Megan Drake Salem, OH
Seldon Dyer Larue, OH
Dakota Eckenrode Massillon, OH
Alexis Eldridge Shelby, OH
Culley Emerson Litchfield, OH
Alyssa Erb Marshallville, OH
Courtney Espenschied Canton, OH
Faith Ferencik Brunswick, OH
Megan Ferrari Brunswick, OH
Tatum Franczek Wooster, OH
Zackary Fuhrer Mansfield, OH
Geoffrey Galida Salem, OH
Megan Gibboney Orient, OH
Jolena Gioiello Girard, OH
Gabriella Gonzalez Wooster, OH
Brendan Good Dalton, OH
Delisa Goodman Cardington, OH
Hayley Harbaugh Brunswick, OH
Gage Harris Bethesda, OH
Ashley Hawvermale Wooster, OH
Joseph Helterbrand Hillsboro, OH
Cody Herman New Philadelphia, OH
Curtis Irwin Salem, OH
John Isler Prospect, OH
Adam Joehlin Marion, OH
Eric Johnson Zanesville, OH
Madisen, Jolliff Kenton, OH
Cheyenne Kase Jefferson, OH
Blake Kessler Ostrander, OH
Grant Kessler Ostrander, OH
Wyatt Kissell Mount Vernon, OH
Tara Klingenberger North Canton, OH
Keara Knepshield Greenville, OH
Michaela Kopczewski Orient, OH
Grace Koppelman Chardon, OH
Brady Linker Genoa, OH
Alexandra Liskai Woodville, OH
Madyson Little Bethesda, OH
Spencer Logan Cortland, OH
Reese Mangas Leipsic, OH
Brooklyn Manning Trenton, OH
Kaitlyn Markwood Bryan, OH
Paige Marshall Alvada, OH
Noah Martin Middleburg Heights, OH
Corey May Blanchester, OH
Hayden McCoy Coshocton, OH
Blake Mercer Jackson, OH
Macee Mercure North Lima, OH
Marissa Miller Circleville, OH
Patrick Miller Monvlova, OH
Sarah Millikan Napoleon, OH
Alexis Montgomery Jane Lew, OH
Kayla Murphy Malta, OH
Cory Myers Shelby, OH
Shelby Nicholl Jackson Center, OH
Abby Niese Continental, OH
Jonna Nissen Luckey, OH
Kyle Northup Crown City, OH
Eryn Oldham West Milton, OH
Patrick Parker Wooster, OH
Sydney Parker New Richmond, OH
Zane Parrott Lexington, OH
Katelynn Pence Piqua, OH
Lillian Pinkelman Toledo, OH
Alex Pletcher Newark, OH
Annell Prochnow Wilmington, OH
Mitchell Pugh Fort Recovery, OH
Sydney Questel Wooster, OH
Kylie Ramirez Killbuck, OH
Elena Rango Richfield, OH
Megan Raudebaugh Danville, OH
Katelyn Redick Miamisburg, OH
LeAnn Regula West Mansfield, OH
Destiny Reynolds Cincinnati, OH
Skyelar Rock Delaware, OH
Sierra Schaffer Shelby, OH
Lydia Schmidt Shreve, OH
Emily Schmitz New Weston, OH
James Schon Amherst, OH
Alexandra Schreiber Cardington, OH
Megan Schulte Ottawa, OH
Madison Schwilk Upper Sandusky,  OH
Kayla Scott Mineral City, OH
Morgan Sedjo Avon Lake, OH
Hunter Shane Wharton, OH
Nicholas Shaw Jamestown, OH
Rachel Sherman Sunbury, OH
Grant Shook Bloomville, OH
Emily Singleton Wilmington, OH
Lucinda Sisler Medina, OH
Kyle Smith Norwalk, OH
Hannah Sommers Canal Fulton, OH
Cameron Spencer Edison, OH
Lindsey Spurlock Clyde, OH
Reed Steiner Rittman, OH
Benjamin Stover Columbus, OH
Case Swartz Richwood, OH
Heather Swartz Prospect, OH
Macey Taylor Huntsville, OH
Kassidy Thompson Troy, OH
Scott Thompson Bristolville, OH
Wyatt Tom Chandlersville, OH
Lucas Vroman Akron, OH
Haley Warren Somerville, OH
Wayne Weinman Wooster, OH
Emma Wenger West Liberty, OH
Leah Winchell Creston, OH
Brooke Wiseman New Lexington, OH
Keenan Wolf Wooster, OH
Madilyn Youngpeter West Salem, OH

Ohio State ATI Dairy Facility

Ohio State ATI’s dairy facility and programs offer students so many opportunities! From hands-on experiences caring for the animals, and learning management techniques, to visiting other dairies on field trips, our students gain a wide understanding of the dairy industry. At Ohio State ATI we offer two dairy programs to cater to students’ different career and educational goals.  First our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dairy Cattle Production and Management offers students the opportunity to earn an Ohio State University degree in two years and then move into the industry. Our Associate of Science (AS) in Animal Sciences with a Dairy Specialization is designed for students whose educational goals include earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to schedule a visit to discuss what option may be best for you!

Congratulations American Degree Recipients!

The following 45 Ohio State ATI students received their American Degree as part of the 93rd National FFA Convention! These students have demonstrated the highest levels of commitment to FFA! We are so proud of your accomplishments! Congratulations!


Name Chapter
Tyler Adams Westfall
Cole Albers Anna
Dylan Andolsek Wellington
Autumn Banks Wayne Trace
Brooke Bockey Spencerville
Emily Bookless Ridgewood
Izabelle Cacioppo Barnesville
Justin Cordle Fairfield Union
Austin Dotterer Smithville
Megan Drake United
Seldon Dyer Elgin
Jacob Echelbarger Plymouth
Hannah Edler Ridgedale
Allison Flory Tinora
Delisa Goodman Cardington
Hunter Haines River View
Braxton James Colonel Crawford
Emily Jones McClain
Kendra Keener Norwayne
Wyatt Kissell Mount Vernon
Camille Knape Coldwater
Zach Kronemberger Miami East
Jason Leatherman Liberty Center
Alexandra Liskai Woodmore
Madyson Little Barnesville
Sean Magers East Knox
Reese Mangas Leipsic
Drew Mast West Holmes
Jacob McCarty East Knox
Hayden McCoy River View
Justin Miller Mississinawa Valley
Maggie Miller Indian Valley
Abby Niese Miller City
Jonna Nissen Eastwood
Haley Parparella Columbiana County Career Tech Center
Zane Parrott Northmor
Ryan Patton Chief Logan
Jacob Pelley Columbiana County Career Tech Center
LeAnn Regula Benjamin Logan
Olivia Rinesmith London
Benjamin Sheaffer Upper Sandusky
Grant Shook Buckeye Central
Emily Singleton Laurel Oaks
Lindsey Spurlock Bellevue
Case Swartz Elgin
Leah Winchell Wayne County Schools Career Center
Brooke Wiseman New Lexington

Ohio State ATI Equine Facility

Ohio State ATI offers both an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Horse Production and Management and an Associate of Science (AS) in Animal Sciences with a Horse Specialization. The AAS degree is built for students to complete their two years at Ohio State ATI and then move into the industry. The AS degree is built for students who want to make the transition to the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University and complete a bachelor’s degree. These different degrees make it possible for students to obtain their different education and career goals! If you are interested in learning more schedule a visit and we will be happy to discuss all of the options with you!

Ohio State ATI Swine Facility

At Ohio State ATI, we are proud to provide our students with hands-on experiential learning opportunities! Our swine facilities are no different. Our students are out working with the animals every day and gain experience in every aspect of the industry!  If you are interested in learning about swine check out our Livestock Production and Management degree or our Animal Sciences degree with a swine specialization. You can always schedule a visit to learn more about any particular program!

Ohio State ATI Library

Ohio State ATI’s library is all about finding ways to help students succeed academically. Our library team of Kathy Yoder, Kris Purdy and Abagail Burkey have a combined 37 years at ATI and truly love helping our students. Their biggest advice for a prospective student is, “Don’t be shy about asking questions. That is why we are here. We love helping students figure out what they really need.”

Ohio State ATI Beef Facility

We are really proud of our new beef teaching, research, and outreach facility which was completed in 2020. It joins our beef handling facility which was designed by animal behaviorist Dr. Temple Grandin! Our beef facilities are great for both animal welfare and student learning. If you are interested in learning more about our livestock and animal sciences programs, start here, but we also encourage you to schedule a visit!