BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (May 16, 2017) – Forty-two college students are exploring agricultural career opportunities this summer as GROWMARK interns. They are working at FS member cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ontario, Canada; as well as the GROWMARK corporate office in Bloomington, Illinois and GROWMARK FS in the northeast.
The interns are exposed to accounting, marketing, communications, and product and service-related activities. The group kicked off the program at the GROWMARK corporate office on Monday, May 15 and will reconvene in June for an agribusiness tour and professional development opportunities. Each intern will complete a business-related project and deliver a presentation on their project in August.
"We are excited for the 58th year of the GROWMARK internship program," said Amie Hasselbring, GROWMARK university relations manager. "The program continues to be a key component in identifying and retaining top talent for the GROWMARK System. Students engage with industry professionals on important projects and have the opportunity to clarify career goals, while we get exposed to some of the most talented university students."
The GROWMARK internship program began in 1959 with three interns. Since then, over 1,100 students have been involved in the program.
The interns come to GROWMARK from:
Delaware Valley University
Illinois State University
Iowa State University
Morrisville State College
Pennsylvania State University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University
University of Guelph
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
West Virginia University
Western Illinois University