2023 Grain Merchandising & Elevator Management 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 goal of the internship is to identify, challenge, and build the skills of potential employees and future leaders of The Equity. During your time as an intern you will be exposed to many facets of our business. You will have the opportunity to work side by side with our staff of managers, salesmen, administrative assistants, and operations employees to help meet the needs of our customers. Depending on your area of interest, some of the responsibilities you may receive training on and be asked to perform include:

  • Grain Origination
  • Logistic Coordination
  • Building Relationships with Producers
  • Marketing of Grain
  • Job Shadowing
  • Grain Settlements
  • Futures & Options


201 W Roadway Ave, Effingham, IL 62401

Reports to

Mark Tarter, Vice President of Grain

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 completed job application and resume stating qualifications and experience.
Send application by email or mail to Jessica Bloemer by Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Jessica Bloemer, Agronomy Training & Development Manager
2900 N 3rd Street, Effingham, IL 62401

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, Economics, Risk Management, Farm Management, Agribusiness Economics, Agribusiness Markets & Management, Policy, International Trade & Development
Nearest Major MarketDecatur, Champaign, Terre Haute, Saint Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis

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