GROWMARK Names Summer Exploring Agriculture Interns

GROWMARK Names Summer Exploring Agriculture Interns

Friday, July 24, 2015 — The Exploring Agriculture Intern program was developed by GROWMARK, Inc. to help bridge the gap between students and faculty at the two year community and/or technical college level and the GROWMARK system retail companies. 

“We are striving to provide students with hands-on agronomic experiences, allowing them to gain a strong understanding of the GROWMARK System and the agriculture industry, with the hopes of preparing them to fill full-time positions with an FS retail or member company,” said Amie Hasselbring, GROWMARK university relations recruiter.

As a participant in the Exploring Agriculture Intern summer program they will spend 10 weeks working for member and retail companies in the GROWMARK System. Their internship will focus on agronomy operations of the retail business.

At the end of the 10 weeks, interns will each meet with their company’s management staff to discuss their experiences and present a summary of their projects.

The interns come to the GROWMARK System from:

 

Black Hawk College

  • Nick Jacobson, son of Kenneth and Tami Jacobson of Broadhead, Wisconsin, is majoring in agribusiness and working for Frontier-Servco FS in Broadhead, Wisconsin.

Black Hawk - East College

  • Jake Bennett, son of Tim and Joanne Bennett of Kewanee, Illinois, is majoring in crop science and working for Ag View FS, Inc. in Princeton, Illinois.
  • Andrew Draminski, son of Dave and Susan Draminski of Kewanee, Illinois, is majoring in agribusiness and working for Gold Star FS, Inc. in Woodhull, Illinois.
  • Kali Fetrow, daughter of Gary and Shari Fetrow of Tampico, Illinois, is majoring in agriculture and working for Gold Star FS, Inc. in Lyndon, Illinois.

Fox Valley Technical College

  • Amy Bastar, daughter of Sue Gagne and Jeff Bastar of Weyauwega, Wisconsin, is majoring in agribusiness and applied agronomic science and working for Frontier-Servco FS in Wautoma, Wisconsin.
  • Alexandra Rae Opgenorth, daughter of John and Dianne Opgenorth of Hubertus, Wisconsin, is majoring in agribusiness science and technology and working for Frontier-Servco FS in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Hawkeye Community College

  • Timothy Houtchens, son of Robin and Beate Hoffman of Vinton, Iowa, is majoring in agribusiness and working for New Century FS in La Port City and Vinton, Iowa.

Joliet Junior College

  • Cahill Horner, son of Jeff and Staci Horner of Streator, Illinois, is majoring in agribusiness and working for GRAINCO FS, Inc. in Streator, Illinois.
  • Rachel Vaessen, daughter of Michael and Brenda Vaessen of Sublette, Illinois, is majoring in crop agribusiness and working for Ag View FS, Inc. in Princeton, Illinois.

Kirkwood Community College

  • Dallas Durkop, son of Paul and Pat Durkop of Lost Nation, Iowa, is majoring in crop production and working for AgVantage FS, Inc. in DeWitt, Iowa.

Lincoln Land Community College

  • Leyton Brown, son of Stephen and Renee Brown of Morrisonville, Illinois, is majoring in agricultural engineering and working for Christian County FS, Inc. in Taylorville, Illinois.
  • Darian Norville, son of Pat and Traci Norville of Palmer, Illinois, is majoring in agriculture science and working for Christian County FS, Inc. in Taylorville, Illinois.

Parkland College

  • Luke Zimmermann, son of Vic and Lori Zimmermann of Monticello, Illinois, is majoring in agribusiness and working for Piatt County Service Company in Monticello, Illinois.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

  • Daniel Kieffer, son of Joe Kieffer and Diane Schaaf, is majoring in agribusiness and working for Frontier-Servco FS in Darlington, Wisconsin.
  • Miles Optiz, son of Mark Optiz and Kim Hartnett of Darlington, Wisconsin, is majoring in agribusiness and working for Frontier-Servco FS in Darlington, Wisconsin.
  • Austin Williamson will be working for Frontier-Servco FS in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

Southwestern Community College

  • Dillon Bruxvoort will be working for Frontier-Servco FS in Spring Green, Wisconsin.

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Cassie Becker

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