Farmers Cooperative
  • Dorchester, NE, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Hands-on Agricultural Experience

Farmers Cooperative offers agricultural internships to college underclassmen. The goal of our intern program is to not only bring value to the coop, but also create value for the individual intern to help further their knowledge and experience in agriculture. In order to create a valuable experience, each intern is paired with a mentor from Farmers Cooperative to share their insights on our industry. We offer a 12 week summer program as well as 10 week programs for students on the quarter schedule.

Job Title: Summer Internship

Job Location: Varies throughout trade territory

Interns will work throughout the summer in designated locations working on assigned projects and assisting in their designated department. The program is designed to see a wide range of their department's duties and tasks. Internships are below:

Agronomy, designated agronomy facility: 

  • Work with the local Agronomist on any agronomy support activities.
  • Crop Scouting Initial training provided by Winfield
  • Tissue Sampling
  • Soybean Seed Treatment
  • Plot Preparation Evaluations and Entries
  • Attend Meetings Sales and Training
  • Proper care of company vehicle for company work
  • Other duties as assigned

Precision Ag, Princeton NE:

  • Data Management - keep data secure, organized, and accessible.
  • Reporting - tracking inputs and satisfying insurance, regulatory, and banking needs.
  • Mapping - as-applied maps, application maps, and harvest maps for identifying placement of inputs.
  • Basic Yield Analysis - single layer comparison of hybrid/variety to yield data
  • Display Setup - create file to setup displays with growers, farms, fields, varieties, Rx's, and guidance lines.
  • Production Planning - pre-season planning of inputs and recommendations for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Management Zones - define productivity zones to more efficiently place products.
  • Prescription Writing - implement variable rate seed, nitrogen, and irrigation prescriptions.
  • R7 Tool - in-season and historical imagery & automated tracking of changes in plant activity between images.
  • Data Calibration/Cleaning - post-calibrate and remove errors from raw data.
  • Advanced Yield Analysis - multi-layer comparison of any spatial data layer (i.e. hybrid/variety, seeding rate, slope, soil type)
  • On-Farm Research - yield analysis and on-farm research trials to determine what works best on your farm.
  • Soil Moisture Management - track soil moisture levels using soil moisture sensors, telemetry, and reports from the web

Marketing, DeWitt NE:

  • Work with our Marketing director with any marketing/communications/PR support activities
  • Assist in local promotions such as community events, farm shows, open houses, etc.
  • Help with our advertising efforts in radio/news print/posters
  • Develop a strong social media platform for company promotions/events/news
  • Gain a better understanding of local advertising avenues and agricultural marketing field in general
  • Assist in company signage (logos, bill boards) by demonstrating graphic design skills
  • Other duties as assigned

Feed, Beatrice NE:

  • Gain an understanding of Feed Mill operation and regulatory laws affecting the feed industry.
  • Understand and perform day-to-day feed operations, processing, and customer service.
  • Develop knowledge of beef, swine and poultry formulation activities and sourcing.
  • Contribute to feed intake studies, condition scoring, pasture tours and meetings.
  • Assist in the customer service, sales development, custom feed trials and research.
  • Participate in Industry Meetings, Product launches, and Feed Brand conferences.
  • Other special assignments and duties as assigned.
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