The GROWMARK System Announces Class of 2023 Summer Interns

The GROWMARK System Announces Class of 2023 Summer Interns

The legacy internship program continues for its 64th year

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (May 16, 2023) The GROWMARK/FS System is pleased to welcome its newest class of interns for the 2023 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 continue our internship programs with participants at GROWMARK Inc., GROWMARK retail and subsidiaries, and FS member cooperatives throughout North America,” said GROWMARK Member and Student Recruiting Manager Amie Hasselbring. “Students will have the opportunity to develop their professional experience and expand their networks with both peers and industry experts. The programs continue to be a pipeline for early career talent into the System by providing valuable hands-on experience."

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 internship.

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, FS companies and Southern States Cooperative, come from:

Illinois State University, IL

  • Addison Rucker, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Ally Dauck, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Angela Leone, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Bryce Teubel, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • David Salegna, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Graham Parr, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Landon Cook, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Lia Lohnes, GROWMARK Inc.
  • Madison Lane, GROWMARK, Inc. ‚Äč
  • Owen Fresia, GROWMARK Inc.
  • Shawn Goebel, Central Commodity FS

Iowa State University, IA

  • Anna Koehler, Insight FS
  • Bryce Mougin, AgVantage FS
  • Kayla White, New Century FS
  • Peyton Richie, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Tessa Karl, Ag-Land FS

Lincoln Land Community College, IL

  • Natalie Lavin, Central Commodity FS

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH

  • Sarah Bash, Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Murray State University, KY

  • Evan Williams, Southern States Cooperative

North Carolina State University, NC

  • Jacob Collier, Southern States Cooperative

Ohio State University, OH

  • Aaron Rieman, Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Parkland College Champaign, IL

  • Taylor Alwood, Illini FS

Penn State University, PA

  • Julia Neideigh, GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

  • Erin Anderson, GROWMARK, Inc.

Rend Lake College Ina, IL

  • Anna Kistner, Southern FS

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL

  • Jesse Fedderke, Gateway FS

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • Eric Attardo, FS Partners

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

  • Jacob Peters, Prairieland FS
  • Jaton Shaffer, Illini FS
  • Madalyn Koster, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Nathan Welch, West Central FS

University of Wisconsin – Platteville, WI

  • Alexis Healey, Insight FS
  • Isaac Ward, Conserv FS
  • Kyle Haldiman, Insight FS

University of Wisconsin – River Falls, WI

  • John Kress, Insight FS

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, WI

  • Klaire Trieloff, Insight FS

Western Illinois University, IL

  • Anna James, Sunrise FS
  • Austin Reynolds, West Central FS
  • Davee Smith, Sunrise FS


The Exploring Agriculture program interns, serving FS companies and Southern States Cooperative, come from:

Blackhawk Technical College, WI

  • Marie Harried, Insight FS

Ellsworth Community College, IA

  • Gatlin Johnson, New Century FS

Hawkeye Community College, IA

  • Zakary Wauters, AgVantage FS

Illinois Wesleyan, IL

  • Alex Rueck, Heritage FS

Iowa State University, IA

  • Matthew Waddingham, AgVantage FS

Joliet Junior College, IL

  • Liam Graham, Insight FS

Kaskaskia College, IL

  • Dee Boeing, Gateway FS

Lincoln Land Community College, IL

  • Aidan Schneider, Prairieland FS
  • Luke Adams, Prairieland FS

Lincoln Trail College, IL

  • Nestlee Cook, Wabash Valley Service Co.

Mitchell Technical College, SD

  • Jacob Hirsch, GROWMARK FS Midwest

Morningside University, IA

  • Darien Rabe, GROWMARK FS Midwest

Murray State University, KY

  • Ava Isaacs, Southern States Cooperative

North Carolina State University, NC

  • Caden Noonkester, Southern States Cooperative

North Iowa Area Community College, IA

  • Max Frohling, AgVantage FS

Northwest Missouri State University, MO

  • Luke Picht, GRAINCO FS

Penn State University, PA

  • Jaren Bomgardner, GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic

Purdue University, IN

  • Allaina Beaupre, Heritage FS
  • Elizabeth Schillinger, GRAINCO FS

Riverland Community College, MN

  • Soren Jacobson, Insight FS

Southeast Missouri State University, MO

  • Jacob Kapp, Gateway FS

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, WI

  • Desmond Miesen, Insight FS
  • Makayla Weigel, Insight FS

SUNY-Cobleskill, NY

  • Daniel Eyre, GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic

University of Findlay, OH

  • Amara Day, Legacy Farmers Cooperative

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

  • Cooper Allaman, West Central FS
  • Merritt Weese, GRAINCO FS

University of Mount Olive, NC

  • Quadriyyah Brown, Southern States Cooperative

University of Northwestern Ohio, OH

  • Gabrielle Nye, Legacy Farmers Cooperative

University of Wisconsin Platteville, WI

  • Aidan Sawyer, Insight FS
  • Louden Fuerstenberg, Insight FS

University of Vermont, VT

  • Cady Clucas, GROWMARK FS Mid-Atlantic

Virginia Tech, VA

  • Josh Lipinski, Southern States Cooperative

Wabash Valley College, IL

  • Charles Legg, Wabash Valley Service Co.

Western Illinois University, IL

  • Makenna LeFebvre, West Central 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