In the fifty-third year of the program, 51 college students are exploring career opportunities as GROWMARK summer interns. Amanda Middleton, daughter of Keith and Carolyn Middleton of Wilmington, Ohio, is majoring in agriculture at Wilmington College and working for Trupointe Cooperative.
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 one of our largest intern groups 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, 832 students have been involved in the program.
GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in 31 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. The FS brand represents knowledgeable, experienced professionals acting with integrity and dedication to serve more than 250,000 customers. m