Land O’Lakes offers local internships through its national network of 800+ local retailers. Interns placed at a retailer gain valuable on-the-job experience in operations, crop scouting, customer service, marketing, agronomy sales and much more. Join us, and together we can shape the future of agriculture.
Our internship program is designed to help you gain the skills and experiences you’ll need to take the next step on your career journey. Possible full-time roles include:
Sales Agronomist. Determine grower needs and create agronomic solutions within your sales territory. Identify and monitor problematic yields, and decrease agronomic issues in the fi eld by providing quality service and technical recommendations.
Professional Custom Applicator. Maintain equipment and apply crop nutrients and protectants to customer fields. Work with managers and staff to ensure the application is safe, accurate and effi cient. Great opportunity to be active and outside.
Crop Scout Intern
Identify weeds, diseases, and insects affecting crop growth and development. Gain valuable experience testing soil and plant nutrients. Analyze reports used to make crop protection product recommendations with an experienced agronomist. Work closely with a local retailer—apply classroom learnings to real-life experiences
Agronomy Sales Intern
Build your sales and business development skills within the retail ag industry. Market and execute Answer Plot® sessions that help farmers understand how products perform in the field. Conduct plant micro-nutrient testing and analyze results with experience agronomists. Actively identify weeds, diseases, and insects. Conduct cold calls and sales calls with the sales team.
slide 2 of 3 Agronomy Sales Intern Build your sales and business development skills within the retail ag industry. Market and execute Answer Plot® sessions that help farmers understand how products perform in the field. Conduct plant micro-nutrient testing and analyze results with experience agronomists. Actively identify weeds, diseases, and insects. Conduct cold calls and sales calls with the sales team.
Meet Recent Local Retail Interns
In their own words, here's a look at the experience they gained working in the field.
"This summer my intern focus was on agronomy. I helped agronomists in the Huron, SD, area scout fields for weeds and identify what "pre" would be best to apply beginning of the season, and then as the season progresses how to manage weeds and other pests. I also headed the tissue-sampling program for the region and helped get growers signed up with our FFT (field forecasting program)."
North Dakota State University Crop & Weed Science
"I worked at Ag Partners in Hartley, IA. I was able to spend time outside in the field crop-scouting and learning more about my future career. No two days are the same in this profession. Each day I was assigned new jobs and faced obstacles that I had to work through. I loved showing up to work not knowing what that day might look like. It always felt like an adventure and I was eager to go to work in the morning because the days were so diverse."
Iowa State University Agronomy
"I worked at CFS at Clarks Grove in Minnesota. As an agronomy intern, I spent many days scouting fields for grasses, broadleaves, insects, and diseases. We then would advise crop producers on chemical application selection and timing. The thing that suprised me most was how different herbicides have different modes of action, and how they affect weeds differently. Some herbicides are burners, while others are growth regulators."
South Dakota State University Ag Education
slide 3 of 3 "My primary focus of the summer was to evaluate the goal-setting process at Land O’ Lakes, and to create a recommendation for ways that it could be improved. The most surprising thing that I learned was how quickly people can adapt to change if there is total buy-in. This was demonstrated as the company quickly adapted to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic." Samuel Pickerign University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business Masters of Human Resources and Industrial Relations
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