GROWMARK Names 2013 Summer Interns

In the 54th year of the program, 61 college students are exploring career opportunities as GROWMARK summer interns. They are working at FS cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ontario; as well as GROWMARK FS; MID-CO COMMODITIES; SEEDWAY; Select Seed; and the GROWMARK corporate office in Bloomington, IL.

The interns are exposed to accounting, marketing, communications and product and service-related activities.

The group attended an orientation program at the GROWMARK corporate office in May, and will reconvene in June for an agribusiness tour. Each intern will complete a special project and deliver a presentation on that project in August.

“This year, we have our largest intern class ever,” said Ashley McClintock, GROWMARK university relations manager. “They will gain hands-on experience in their chosen field, and have the opportunity to clarify career goals.”

The GROWMARK intern program began in 1959 with three interns. Since then, 892 students have been involved in the program.

The interns come to GROWMARK from:

Delaware Valley College

  • Kent Morgan, son of Blake and Pamela Morgan of Klingerstown, PA, is majoring in crop sciences and working for GROWMARK FS.

Illinois State University

  • Amie Burke, daughter of Virgil and Debbie Burke of Fithian, IL, is majoring in agricultural communications with a focus in leadership and working for the Energy Division of GROWMARK.
  • Breana Cameron, daughter of Martin and Wendy Cameron of Astoria, IL, is majoring in finance and working for the Treasury Division of GROWMARK.
  • Ryan Collins, son of Gary and Brenda Collins of Flanagan, IL, is majoring in ag business and agronomy management and working for the Seed Division of GROWMARK.
  • Eddie Ehrhardt, son of Ray and Heidi Ehrhardt of Emington, IL, is majoring in agriculture business and working for GRAINCO FS.
  • Theodore Olson, son of Chris and Karen Olson of Rossville, IL, is majoring in agronomy industry management and working for Heritage FS.
  • Jessi Vance, daughter of Rick and Patti Vance of Tremont, IL, is majoring in agribusiness and agronomy management and working for Ag-Land FS.

Iowa State University

  • Matthew Allen, son of David and Deb Allen of Dumont, IA, is majoring in agriculture studies agronomy and working for AgVantage FS.
  • Justin Breja, son of Jeff and Lisa Breja of State Center, IA, is majoring in agriculture studies and working for New Century FS.
  • Gabe Cuthbert, son of Barry and Vicky Cuthbert of Nauvoo, IL, is majoring in agriculture systems technology and working for West Central FS.
  • Emily Ewoldt, daughter of Dan and Sue Ewoldt of Traer, IA, is majoring in agriculture studies and working for New Century FS.
  • Joe Fecht, son of Robert and Deanna Fecht of Toluca, IL, is majoring in agronomy and working for Ag View FS.
  • Patrick Hill, son of Scott and Vicky Hill of Shellsburg, IA, is majoring in agriculture studies and working for New Century FS.
  • Brett Johnson, son of Jeff and Rhonda Johnson of Shirley, IL, is majoring in agriculture studies and life sciences and working for Frontier-Servco FS.
  • Randy Kuehn, son of Gene and Nancy Kuehn of New Hampton, IA, is majoring in agronomy and working for AgVantage FS.
  • Nathan Rogers, son of Norm and Karen Rogers of Somonauk, IL, is majoring in agriculture business and working for Conserv FS.
  • Ryan Ruzicka, son of Dick and Chris Ruzicka of Traer, IA, is studying ag science and ag systems technology and working for New Century FS.
  • Tyler Schoening, son of Gary Schoening of Vinton, IA, and Pam Rairdin of Center Point, IA, is majoring in management and information systems and working for New Century FS.
  • Tyler Smith, son of Kelly and Janel Smith of Manchester, IA, is majoring in agriculture studies and working for Three Rivers FS.
  • Josh Sonnabend, son of Dean and Tammy Sonnabend of Vernon Center, MN, is majoring in agriculture business and working for MID-CO Commodities, Inc.
  • Nicholas Stromer, son of Kevin and Bonnie Stromer of Garner, IA, majoring in agricultural studies and working for AgVantage FS.

Penn State University

  • Joshua Fairchild, son of Stephen and Carol Fairchild of Kutztown, PA, majoring in agricultural science and working for GROWMARK FS.
  • Andrew Hower, son of Blair and Amy Hower of Northampton, PA, majoring in agricultural systems management and working for SEEDWAY.
  • Dale Johnson, son of John and Deborah Johnson of Belle Mead, NJ, is majoring in agribusiness management and working for the GROWMARK FS.
  • Eric Klopp, son of Richard and Denise Klopp of Bethel, PA, is majoring in ag sciences and working for GROWMARK FS.
  • Ryan Martin, son of Blaine and Lori Martin of Volant, PA, is majoring in agribusiness management working for GROWMARK FS.
  • Ethan McDaniel, son of Todd and Amy McDaniel of York, PA, is majoring in agro-ecology and working for GROWMARK FS.
  • Daniel Miller, son of H. Wayne and Carol Miller of Fairhope, PA, is majoring in animal science and working for GROWMARK FS.
  • Tyler Nishnick, son of Clyde and Bobbi Nishnick of Hickory, PA, is majoring in agricultural systems management and working for GROWMARK FS.

Purdue University

  • Chelsea Naas, daughter of Bruce and Jessica Naas of Oakfield, NY, is majoring in landscape architecture and working for GROWMARK FS.
  • Kelsey Tuholski, daughter of Dale and Teresa Tuholski of La Porte, IN, is majoring in soil and crop sciences and working for Select Seed.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

  • Mark Degener, son of Steve and Carol Degener of Waterloo, IL, is majoring in plant and soil sciences and working for Gateway FS.
  • Lucas Larson, son of Ed and Kim Larson of Prophetstown, IL, is majoring in agribusiness economics and working for Gold Star FS.
  • Anthony Vaughan, son of David and Angela Vaughan of Fairfield, IL, is majoring in agribusiness and economics and working at Wabash Valley Service Co.
  • Tyler Voss, son of Tony and Linda Voss of Breese, IL, is majoring in agriculture systems and working for Gateway FS.

SUNY – Cobleskill

  • Paul Brockett, son of Michael and Tammy Brockett of Sauquoit, NY, is majoring in agriculture business management and working for GROWMARK FS.

University of Guelph

  • Robert Bos, son of Peter and Connie Bos of Goderich, ON, is majoring in agriculture business working for Lucknow District Co-operative, Inc.
  • Stephanie Campbell, daughter of Paul and Janet Campbell of Chatham, ON, is majoring in food, agriculture and resource economics and working for AGRIS Co-operative, Ltd.
  • Laura Price, daughter of Michael and June Price of Minesing, ON, is majoring in honours agriculture and working for FS Partners.
  • Jason Pronk, son of Clarence and Arlene Pronk of Arthur, ON, is majoring in agriculture business and working for FS Partners.

University of Illinois

  • Brad Bernhard, son of Guy and Lynette Bernhard of Elwood, IL, is majoring in crop sciences and working for Heritage FS.
  • Josh Burns, son of Brad and Julie Burns of Bloomington, IL, is majoring in supply chain management and working for the Logistics Division of GROWMARK.
  • Andrew McCarty, son of Richard and Robyn McCarty of Mt. Pulaski, IL, is majoring in agribusiness and consumer economics and working for South Central FS.
  • Courtney Niemann, daughter of Kevin and Tracy Niemann of Litchfield, IL, is majoring in agricultural communications with a focus in advertising and working for Conserv FS.
  • Cody Pettit, son of Steve and Ann Pettit of Wenona, IL, is majoring in crop sciences and working for Ag View FS.

University of Northern Iowa

  • William Schwickerath, son of Mark and Theresa Schwickerath of New Hampton, IA, is majoring in accounting and working for AgVantage FS.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

  • Caleb Riedeman, son of Scott and Rose Riedeman of Brandon, WI, is majoring in crop sciences and working for Frontier-Servco FS.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

  • Bryanna Bauman, daughter of Jeffrey and Kelli Bauman of Juda, WI, is majoring in agricultural business and working for Three Rivers FS.
  • Austin Hoefs, son of Mark and Kim Hoefs of Burlington, WI, is majoring in agribusiness and working for Conserv FS.
  • Bekka Lee, daughter of David and Dawn Lee of Belmont, WI, is majoring in soil and crop sciences and working for Frontier-Servco FS.
  • Nicole Stumpner, daughter of James and Susan Stumpner of Crystal Lake, IL, is majoring in accounting and working for Conserv FS.
  • Kyle Weber, son of Kenny and Lois Weber of Volga, IA, is majoring in animal science and crop and soil sciences and working for Three Rivers FS.

Upper Iowa University

  • Evan Dornink, son of Steve and Susie Dornink of Freeport, IL, is majoring in agricultural business and working for Stephenson Service Co.

Wartburg College

  • Samuel Upah, son of Trent and Michelle Upah of Marshalltown, IA, is majoring in business administration and working for AgVantage FS.

Western Illinois University

  • Evan Borrowman, son of Kevin and Shari Borrowman of Rockport, IL, is majoring in agricultural sciences and working for Two Rivers FS.
  • Benjamin Dahlstrom, son of Brian and Polly Dahlstrom of Sherrard, IL, is majoring in agriculture science and working for Gold Star FS.
  • Abigail Hunt, daughter of Kelly and Dana Hunt of Buffalo, IL, is majoring in agriculture business and working for Lincoln Land FS.
  • Aaron McFadden, son of Mike and Teresa McFadden of Adair, IL, is majoring in agriculture science and working for Fulton FS.
  • Austin Ufkes, son of Brent and Angie Ufkes of Carthage, IL, is majoring in agriculture business and working for West Central FS.
  • Sarah Ziegler, daughter of Rowen and Annetta Ziegler of LaHarpe, IL, is majoring in agriculture business and working for West Central FS.

Wittenberg University

  • Darbie Zirkle, daughter of Steven and Robi Zirkle of Paris, OH, is majoring in education and working for Heritage Cooperative.

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