The GROWMARK System Announces Class of 2022 Summer Interns

The GROWMARK System Announces Class of 2022 Summer Interns

Legacy internship program continues for its 63rd year

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (May 17, 2022) After two years of offering a hybrid program, the GROWMARK/FS System is pleased to welcome its newest class of interns back in-person for the complete immersive experience. 74 interns were selected during a rigorous application process and are now working hands-on at GROWMARK and FS-company locations across North America.

“We are excited to be back to fully in-person with our internships this spring and summer. Our interns’ experiences in their day-to-day jobs is the most important piece of the programs. We want to give the students the opportunity to experience the inner workings of an agri-business and help them determine if this career path is right for them. ‚Äč said Kayla Tobias, GROWMARK Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Member Employment. “Students will be able to engage with industry professionals in-person on important projects and have the opportunity to clarify career goals, while we get exposed to some of the most talented students. These programs continue to be a key component in identifying and retaining top talent for the System.”

There are two tracks: the GROWMARK Interns are exposed to accounting, marketing, and product and service-related activities. Each intern will complete a business-related project and deliver a presentation on their project at the conclusion of their internships.

Interns in the Exploring Agriculture program will be focused on operations, equipment & technology for scouting, assisting with facility and equipment maintenance & repair, and building professional relationships with FS locations and customers while learning the different products and services the GROWMARK System provides.



The GROWMARK program interns, serving GROWMARK and FS companies come from:

Illinois Central College, IL

  • Caleb Mahr, Ag-Land FS

Illinois State University, IL

  • Lia Lohnes, GROWMARK Inc.
  • Katey Norris, GROWMARK Inc.
  • Mason Young, M&M Service Co.
  • Nathan Denault, GROWMARK Inc.

Iowa State University, IA

  • Levi Lubben, AgVantage FS
  • Sara Dudley, New Century FS

John A Logan, IL

  • Jessie Lewis, Southern FS

Kansas State University, KS

  • Sydney Garrett, GROWMARK Inc.

Lincoln Land Community College, IL

  • Kyle Colwell, Prairieland FS

Murray State University, KY

  • Emily Marsh, Southern States Cooperative

North Carolina State University, NC

  • Brady Jessup, Southern States Cooperative

Northwest Missouri State University, MO

  • Morgan Picht, GRAINCO FS

Ohio State University, OH

  • Aaron Rieman, Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Penn State University, PA

  • Cooper Schlegel, GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic
  • Grant Hoffer, GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL

  • Ryan Orr, Western Grain Marketing

South Dakota State University, SD

  • Ashilyn Hulstein, GROWMARK FS Midwest

Southeast Missouri State University, MO

  • Killian Delaney, Sunrise FS

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL

  • Caitlin Tippy, Illini FS

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • Grace Jozwiak, FS Partners
  • Faith Emiry, FS Partners

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

  • Justin Smith, Illini FS
  • Jacob Wiesbrock, GRAINCO FS
  • Evan Link, West Central FS
  • Jonathan DePrey, Conserv FS

University of Illinois Springfield, IL

  • Allison McFarlane, GROWMARK Inc.

University of Kentucky, KY

  • Britney Cox, Southern States Cooperative

University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

  • Elijah Greenwell, Praireland FS

University of Wisconsin – Platteville, WI

  • Jayson Long, Insight FS

Virginia Tech, VA

  • Catherine Shifflett, Southern States Cooperative
  • Alexis Warren, Southern States Cooperative

Western Illinois University, IL

  • Lori Jackson, GROWMARK Inc.
  • Isabella Gray, Sunrise FS
  • Jayna Trueblood, GROWMARK FS Midwest


The Exploring Agriculture program interns, serving FS companies, come from:

Delaware Valley University, PA

  • Abigail Stauffer, GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic

Des Moines Area Community College, IA

  • Spencer Paysen, AgVantage FS

Eastern Carolina University, NC

  • Joshua Shreve, Southern States Cooperative

Heartland Community College, IL

  • Ryan Cleinmark, Evergreen FS

Iowa State University, IA

  • Abby Wing, New Century FS

Joliet Junior College, IL

  • Ethan Brockman, GRAINCO FS
  • Devin Snow, Evergreen FS

Kaskaskia College, IL

  • Zachary Kampwerth, Gateway FS

Kentucky State University, KY

  • Maliqua Walker, Southern States Cooperative

Kirkwood Community College, IA

  • Matthew Hearn, New Century FS
  • Lane Stender, AgVantage FS

Lake Area Technical College, SD

  • Brittney Massey, GROWMARK FS Midwest

Lake Land College, IL

  • Ryan Buerster, Wabash Valley Service Co.

Lincoln Land Community College, IL

  • Fuller Anderson, M&M Service Co.

Mid-State Technical College, WI

  • Joshua Schuetz, Insight FS

Murray State University, KY

  • Luke Ervie, St. Clair Service Co.
  • Madison Westerfield, Southern States Cooperative

North Central College, IL

  • Derek Olson, Insight FS

Penn State University, PA

  • Benjamin Shoemaker, Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Richland Community College, IL

  • Hayden Mitchell, Evergreen FS

South Dakota State University, SD

  • Abby Boehm, AgVantage FS
  • Miles Carda, GROWMARK FS Midwest

Southeast Missouri State University, MO

  • Alexis Mudd, Gateway FS

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL

  • Charles Sanders, Southern FS

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, WI

  • Donald Laufenberg, Insight FS

St. Ambrose University, IA

  • TJ McDonnell, GRAINCO FS

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

  • Thomas Johnson, M&M Service Co.
  • Nathan Welch, West Central FS
  • Kate Miller, Southern FS
  • Reid Hawkins, West Central FS

University of Mount Olive, NC

  • John Collins, Southern States Cooperative

University of Northwestern Ohio, OH

  • Logan Boes, Legacy Farmers Cooperative

University of Wisconsin Plateville, WI

  • Cade Benson, Stephenson Service Company
  • Kyle Haldiman, Insight FS
  • Katherine Novak, Insight FS

Upper Iowa University, IA

  • David Snider, Ag-Land FS

Virginia Tech, VA

  • Marley Goodman, Southern States Cooperative

Wabash Valley College

  • Alec Fewkes, Wabash Valley Service Co.

Western Illinois University, IL

  • Braeton Kimbro, Prairieland FS


Chris Grogan Manager, Publications and Media Relations, GROWMARK, Inc.


About GROWMARK, Inc.

About GROWMARK, Inc:

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative serving almost 400,000 customers across North America, providing agronomy, energy, facility engineering and construction, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by member cooperatives. More information is available at

1701 Towanda Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701