5 things to know about CFAES’ new sustainable agriculture major

At CFAES, our mission is: We sustain life. Soon, our students will gain a new path for learning to do just that.

CFAES’ four-year degree program in sustainable agriculture—centered on a balance of food production, environmental quality, economic viability, and social responsibility—will start fall semester 2021. Here are five things to know about it …

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Look here for jobs in sustainability and more

CFAES’s 2018 Career Expo is Feb. 15 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, and this year it’s combining three expos in one — Food and Agricultural Sciences, Construction, and Environment and Sustainability. It’s open to Ohio State students and alumni, and there’s still time for employers to register to attend.

Learn more.

Get help starting your career

CFAES’s 2018 Career Conference for students is Feb. 3 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. It offers breakout sessions on job searches; internships; industry, nonprofit and government work; business etiquette; writing resumes; negotiating salaries; and more. Quintin Jessee, owner-director of Columbus’s Land-Grant Brewing Company, which has a focus on sustainability, will give the keynote talk. Register here.

Cool place to work, 4 jobs open

Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, has four research aide jobs open. Two will help the lab’s research coordinator, including by collecting water samples by boat, helping run experiments and reporting data. One will run the Aquatic Visitors Center. One will work as a general research assistant, including on efforts to conserve the Lake Erie water snake.

Visit the lab’s website.

These skills will help you sample fish and also get a job doing it

Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, talks about Stone Lab’s Sept. 23-24 workshop on fish sampling techniques in the video above.

Braig, one of the workshop’s instructors, says the training being offered has been “very deliberately developed to provide students with marketable skills.”

Stone Lab, located at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie and part of Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, has provided similar professional training to 40,000 people in the past five years, all of it designed to help them get jobs, keep their jobs and advance their careers.

Learn more about the workshop and how to register.