Why Intern with CFE?

Cooperative Farmers Elevator (CFE) is a leader in the agriculuture industry. We are deeply rooted in over 26 communities and serve more than 4,000 members. We are dedicated to guiding the next generation of ag advocates and producers. 


Hands-on Experience

Gain real world, hands-on experience with CFE's internship programs. Spend your summer learning from our top sales and operations team. Attend team meetings, farm-tours and educational opportunties. And yes, our internships are paid!

Agronomy Internship

This intern may be involved in working at one of our various warehouses assisting growers with their crop protection chemicals, seed or other agronomy related products and/or services. The operational intern also will be exposed to crop scouting and some customer interaction.

Although there will still be some operational activities involved in this internship, the goal will be to have this person transition to field scouting as soon as the crop size and stage allows. All information that is gathered will be relayed to the agronomist whom they are working with.

Job Description

Feed Internship

Key Responsibilities

  • Cow Calf and Feedlot Nutrition – Feed sampling, ration formulation, projections, performance tracking and feedlot audits. 
  • Swine management - Assist with grading, trouble shooting, marketing, farm audits, training, site security checks, daily care, etc. 
  • Swine Nutrition - Learn formulation and ration balancing. 
  • Feed sales - Understand the sales process to communicate product knowledge and product usage to customers while building relationships. 
  • Feed manufacturing - Manufacture both feed supplements and complete feed in HACCP approved facilities. 
Job Description

Information Technology Internship


This intern will be working directly with CFE’s IT Operations group supporting the day to day operations of the business. Troubleshooting, educating, traveling to locations and critical thinking/ decision making are quality traits for this position.


Although there will still be some operational activities involved in this internship, the goal will be to have this person transition to Data & Analytic work as soon as comfort is gained in CFE’s network/infrastructure.

Intern Spotlights

KRISTI MENSEN - Iowa State University

"CFE is really good about extending education, not just through internships, but to their communities and members too."

RIGGEN ZELINSKY - South Dakota State University

"It was great to work in the cooperative system and see a business so dedicated to giving farmers the tools they need to succeed."

NICOLE VAN ROEKEL - South Dakota State University

"They care about their employees and the customers they serve, and value the importance of getting to know someone and helping them succeed."

ADAM HOOGEVEEN - South Dakota State University

"It was great to see how involved the co-op was in every aspect of the growing season, especially for someone who hasn't had that farm experience in the past."


  1. Apply online under the careers tab
  2. Email your resume to
  3. Mail your resume to:
Cooperative Farmers Elevator
ATTN: Internship
PO Box 37
Rock Valley, IA 51247

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