2023 Feed Manufacturing Internship


About The Equity

The Equity is an independent cooperative headquartered in Effingham, Illinois and has over 500 employees. Our market area currently includes 19 locations and covers South-Central Illinois and Southwest Indiana. The Equity has five divisions including: Agronomy, Grain, Feed & Livestock, Energy, and Retail Store, plus a Precision Agronomy dealership. The Equity’s mission is to deliver value to our customers through operational excellence, providing information, exploring opportunities, and supporting profitable roles for producers. Our core values, profitability, customer focus, constant improvement, integrity, and accountability have led to our success. These core values will continue to keep our company strong into the future. We hold sacred our brand promise of offering the best products, latest technology, and high-quality service, done right!

About the Position

The Equity is seeking a Feed Manufacturing Intern who is pursuing a B.S. at a four-year college/university with a major in Animal Science, Ag Business, Ag Engineering, and related fields. Candidates with strong communication, analytical, and manufacturing skills combined with previous animal science and manufacturing experience should apply.

 The internship will expose students to the many facets of animal nutrition, feed manufacturing and livestock production. Internship learning experiences will include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute projects to promote The Equity feed department production efficiencies
  • Work with feed production teams to analyze data to improve quality and consistency of feed manufacturing
  • Partner with the livestock team to identify ways to increase swine production efficiency through the feed manufacturing process
  • Gain experience in day-to-day operations of animal feed production
  • Increase understanding of the feed and livestock industry
  • Develop customer service, team building, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Participate in open houses, customer appreciation events, and internship program


201 W Roadway Ave, Effingham, IL 62401

Reports to

Thomas Perkins, Feed & Store Operations Manager

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter as well as an application.
Send application by email or mail to  Thomas Perkins by Thursday, December 1, 2022 

Thomas Perkins, Feed & Store Operations Manager

Effingham Equity shall not be liable for, shall not pay, and expressly rejects and disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for any commission, expense, fee or cost claimed or charged by any recruitment or employment agency, firm, or company in connection with the employment of any candidate selected by Effingham Equity for the position described above unless a written contract is executed by Effingham Equity and such employment agency, firm or company before Effingham Equity makes an offer of employment to such candidate.

Company Size201-500
Job SegmentInternship, Animal Science, Ag Business
Nearest Major MarketDecatur, Champaign, Terre Haute, Saint Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis

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