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NAAE My Local Cooperative Media Library

Resources on this page:
My Local Cooperative Interactive Notebook
Career Profile Videos
Career Profile Graphics
Cooperative Fact Graphics
Other videos about Cooperatives
Links to help Students Explore Careers in Cooperatives

We worked with cooperatives across the United States to gather profiles of employees and what they do in their job. Many thanks to the following cooperatives for working with us to create these profiles!       

Ag Partners, Kansas
Farm Credit Mid-America
Frontier Cooperative, Nebraska
GENEX, Wisconsin
MFA Oil, Missouri
Skagit Farmers Supply, Washington
Sunrise Cooperative, Ohio
Ursa Farmers Cooperative, Missouri

Interactive Notebook

This printable workbook is filled with activites that will help supplement your instruction about cooperatives.

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Career Profiles - Videos

Plant Operator
Thomas Hickey
Skagit Farm Supply

Agronomy Mechanic
Adam Panabaker
Skagit Farm Supply

Sales and Delivery
Brian Grenz
Skagit Farm Supply

Mill Manager - AFCO
Kyle Morgan
Skagit Farm Supply

Location Manager
Steve Niese
Sunrise Cooperative

Agronomy Solutions Advisor
Brian Rhodes
Sunrise Cooperative

Sales Administrative Assistant
Courtney Hill
Sunrise Cooperative

Trainee - Sunrise FFA Program
Ethin Bendickson
Sunrise Cooperative

President and CEO
George Secor
Sunrise Cooperative

Office Manager
Heidi Benich
Sunrise Cooperative

Vice President of Marketing
Morgan Niedermier
Sunrise Cooperative

Customer Experience Manager
Tyler Rezac
Frontier Cooperative

Regional Operations Manager
Bill Moates
Frontier Cooperative

International Regional Sales Manager
Tobby Pan
GENEX

Director of Talent Development
Anne Davison
GENEX

Global Dairy Product Manager
Abby Van de Ven
GENEX

Vice President of Sales and Service
Brandon May
GENEX

Dairy Area Sales Manager
Brian Hamm
GENEX

Communications Coordinator
Brooke Albrecht
GENEX

Beef Area Sales Manager
Gail Rippe
GENEX

Director of Beef Sales
Justin Hergenreder
GENEX

Territory Sales Manager
Justin Praegitzer
GENEX

Dairy Account Manager and Consultant
Kyle Westaby
GENEX

Career Profiles - Graphics

Each of these profiles contains multiple images with information about that person's career. Download the zip folder that contains each person's full profile and incorporate it into your own presentation.

Ethan Noll

Digital Ag Team Lead
Ethan Noll
Ag Partners Cooperative

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Jessica Hermesch

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Jessica Hermesch
Ag Partners Cooperative

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Regional Manager

Regional Manager
Kevin Bergman
Ag Partners Cooperative

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Agronomy Account Manager

Agronomy Account Manager
Nick Blevins
Ag Partners Cooperative

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Energy Delivery Driver

Energy Delivery Driver
Rusty Bannister
Ag Partners Cooperative

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Office Manager

Logistics Coordinator/Office Manager
Shannon Fischer
Ag Partners Cooperative

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Customer Experience Specialist

Customer Experience Specialist
Alice Hayse
Farm Credit Mid-America

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Senior Financial Officer

Senior Financial Officer
Devin Gilliam
Farm Credit Mid-America

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Risk Analyst-Competitive Intelligence

Risk Analyst - Competitive Intelligence
Emily Brewer
Farm Credit Mid-America

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Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst, Credit
Kolt Bitzer
Farm Credit Mid-America

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Senior Talent Development Manager

Senior Talent Development Manager
Michelle Duncan
Farm Credit Mid-America

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Enterprise Business Analyst

Enterprise Business Analyst
Tori Summer
Farm Credit Mid-America

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Assistant VP Safety and Compliance

Assistant Vice President of Safety & Compliance
Cody Hull
Frontier Cooperative

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Location Manager

Location Manager
Larry Hathaway
Frontier Cooperative

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Reproductive Technician

Reproductive Program Senior Technician
Dan Utter
GENEX

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VP Global Retail

Vice President - Global Retail Sales
Judd Hanson
GENEX

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Propane Plant Manager

Propane Plant Manager
Chad Laune
MFA Oil

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Operations Manager

Operations Manager
Jenny Daggett
MFA Oil

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VP Operations

Senior Vice President of MFA Oil Operations
Kenny Steeves
MFA Oil

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Senior Customer Service Representative

Senior Customer Service Representative
Robin Saylor
MFA Oil

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Senior Manager

Senior Manager of Distribution, Procurement and Quality Control
Zach Studer
MFA Oil

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Office Manager

Office Manager
Brenda Wright
Ursa Farmers Cooperative

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Finance and Admin Manager

Finance and Admin Manager
Karen Voss
Ursa Farmers Cooperative

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Seed Salesman

Seed Salesman
Michael Hicks
Ursa Farmers Cooperative

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General Manager

General Manager
Roger Hugenberg
Ursa Farmers Cooperative

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Grain Merchandiser

Commercial Grain Merchandiser
Scott Meyer
Ursa Farmers Cooperative

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Grain Marketing

Grain Marketing/Crop Insurance Specialist
Susie Wray
Ursa Farmers Cooperative

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Location Manager

Location Manager
Truman Phillips
Ursa Farmers Cooperative

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Cooperative Facts

Need some graphics for a presentation? Check out these cooperative facts! Just right-click on the graphic you want and save to your computer for a full-size version.

What is a Cooperative?
Cooperative Principle 1
Cooperative Principle 2
Cooperative Principle 3
Cooperative Principle 4
Cooperative Principle 5
Cooperative Principle 6
Cooperative Principle 8
$65 billion
1.2 million co-ops
10% of workers worldwide
Cooperative jobs
Cooperatives Employ
Where are Cooperatives?
First Dairy Cooperatives
2 million farmers
Cooperatives in the US
Ben Franklin
Cooperative Principle 3Board of Directors
Careers
Cenex
Fuel Refiner
CHS
CoBank
Consulting
12% of humanity
Cooperative Owners
Cooperative Patrons
Cooperative Root Word
Cooperatives Give Back
Cooperatives help demand
Cooperatives lifestyle
Cooperatives Month
Dairy Cooperatives
Farm Credit
First Cooperatives
Global Connections
Land O Lakes
majority of farmers
Philanthropy
Rochdale
Rural Economies
Southern States
Storage and Processing
Top 5
Which of these is not a cooperative?
Not a cooperative!

Other Resources

NAAE My Local Cooperative

Connections Make Us Stronger - CHS, Inc.

The Value of Being Connected to a Co-op - CHS, Inc.

We Are Stronger Together as a Cooperative - CHS, Inc.

Cooperatives Are Everywhere!Take Ownership. Cooperative Network

NRECA: The Electric Cooperative Story - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Co-op 101: Economic Benefits Iowa State University Agriculture and Natural Resources

Links to help students explore career opportunities at their local ag cooperatives

AgCareers.com Farmers' Co-Op Jobs and Careers
CHS Inc. Member Cooperative Job Board
CHS, Inc. Career Opportunities
National FFA AgExplorer

Find a Local Cooperative

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Map
Wisconsin Co-Op Directory
USDA Century Cooperatives
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Map (Iowa)
Keystone Development Center (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware)
Nebraska Cooperative Council Map (Nebraska)
Kansas State University Arthur Capper Cooperative Center Cooperatives (Kansas)

 
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