At Frontier Coop, we feel that farmers and the cooperative system are special, and we strive to be the model for what the future of agricultural cooperatives look like for future generations. We also feel it’s crucial to set the example for how to successfully bring multiple generations together, facilitating conversations, providing resources, promoting growth and advocating for change.
It begins by creating opportunities, which is one of our Core Values here at Frontier Cooperative. Our internship program is designed to do exactly that—it’s an opportunity for a student to learn and experience all business units and understand why each is necessary for Frontier to be successful.
Our goal for interns is for them to learn about how each business unit functions to support the cooperative, our farmers and employees, and then question how can we do it better.
Preparing the Next Generation of Agriculturalist
An internship at Frontier Cooperative will provide a full and realistic view of the work involved in a career in agriculture, specifically at a coop. Our program integrates learning and experiences with practical application and skill development in the workplace. Interns will be provided with a mentor and opportunities in self-leadership training and various workshops when available. Additionally, each intern will identify a project to focus on during his or her time at Frontier, which will be presented to the Senior Leadership Team.