Two Hawkeye students selected for GROWMARK Exploring Agriculture Internship

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Two Hawkeye Community College students are participating in the Exploring Agriculture Intern Program, a 10-week internship developed by GROWMARK, Inc. to help bridge the gap between students and faculty at the two year community and/or technical college level and the GROWMARK system retail companies.

“We are striving to provide students with hands-on agronomic experiences, allowing them to gain a strong understanding of the GROWMARK System and the agriculture industry, with the hopes of preparing them to fill full-time positions with an FS retail or member company,” said Amie Hasselbring, GROWMARK university relations recruiter.

Participants will work for member and retail companies in the GROWMARK System. Their internship will focus on agronomy operations of the retail business.

At the end of the 10 weeks, interns will each meet with their company’s management staff to discuss their experiences and present a summary of their projects.

The interns come to the GROWMARK System from Hawkeye Community College are:

  • Brennan Chapman, son of Travis and Wendy Chapman of Waverly, is majoring in agribusiness management and working for AgVantage FS in Janesville, Iowa.
  • Jacob Meester, son of Gregg Meester of Parkersburg, is majoring in agribusiness and working for AgVantage FS in Allison, Iowa.