Cooperative Careers

Cultivating Career Connections

Agricultural co-ops bring together a wide range of careers and related industries to help achieve a larger-than-life team effort. Go inside the day-to-day lives of real-world professionals working behind-the-scenes for and with co-ops, and show students the diverse skills that can be harnessed to find success in co-ops and beyond.

This series introduces students to a wide variety of in-demand career paths that are essential to maintaining a successful agricultural co-op.

Michaela Wendlandt

Truck Driver

Find out how Michaela came full circle working for a co-op after having grown up on a farm, using her mechanical-mindedness and love for new challenges.

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Barbara Carruthers

Animal Nutritional Consultant

Did you know farm animals have nutritionists? Discover the combination of science and loving care that Barbara puts into maintaining healthy diets.

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Evan Sieling

Senior Business Analyst, IT

Learn about the cutting-edge field of Precision Agriculture from Evan, who helps farmers translate the insights of software tools to make data-driven farming decisions.

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