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Agronomy Crop Scout Intern 


Real World Experience Compliments Classroom Learning

United Farmers Cooperative’s internships are designed to give students an opportunity to complement their formal education with career-related experiences. Gaining real world experiences also helps the participants to make more informed career choices, which will result in higher job satisfaction and higher productivity.

Our internships are paid programs that coordinate with the students’ schooling. Summer internships are available along with shorter seasonal internships. Interns will be assigned a mentor to assist them. Recruitment for summer interns is done in the fall with the goal of hiring decisions to be made by late winter.



Primary Objectives of the Position:

Gain an understanding of the agronomy industry through hands-on learning experiences and applying skills learned in the classroom in the field.


Major Areas of Accountability

  • In season seed duties including delivery, sorting, inventory, and returns
  • Plant tissue sampling
  • General field and crop scouting, soil sampling
  • Weed and insect identification
  • Work with agronomists to make proper recommendations
  • Provide customer service to local growers
  • Assist agronomists as needed
  • Develop and complete a field based summer learning project
  • Present project upon completion at end of internship
  • Attend training events
  • Effectively work with other employees in a team environment
  • Assist other agronomists/departments when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Experiences

  1. UFC Intern Orientation
  2. Explore other divisions within UFC system.
  3. Attend UFC employee appreciation event
  4. Summer project presentation & exit interview


  • Student pursuing a degree in agriculture with emphasis in agronomy, crop, soil, weed management, ag business, or other ag science course work.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Agronomy Crop Scout Intern  
Location All UFC Locations  
About the Organization United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) is a farmer-owned cooperative that was formed as the Cooperative Creamery Association of Lafayette in 1915 in the town of Lafayette, Minnesota. Over the next 100+ years of business, UFC would undergo many changes to meet the evolving needs of members in a changing world. Since its start in 1915, UFC has grown from one location and two employees to 175+ employees with multiple locations serving members across several Central Minnesota counties. Today, UFC is an innovative and diverse cooperative striving to meet and exceed its members expectations through several business units including United Natural Gas, Agronomy, Energy, Ag Equipment, Grain Handling Systems, Feed and Grain.  

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