BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (April 1, 2019) – Forty-one students are taking part in GROWMARK's Exploring Agriculture Internship Program for the spring and summer. Fifteen spring interns start in April and twenty-six summer interns start in May. The students are spending 10 weeks working at FS member cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, New Jersey and Ontario, Canada.
The interns are exposed to firsthand inner workings of Retail Energy and Agri-business to help them determine if a career in Retail Agriculture and Energy is right for them. They will be operating field research and crop monitoring equipment & technology for scouting, assist with facility and equipment maintenance & repair, and build professional relationships with FS locations and customers while learning the different products and services we provide.
GROWMARK joined 69 organizations and companies representing the spectrum of biomass-based diesel value chain in signing a National Biodiesel Board letter requesting an extension of the biodiesel tax credit.