Internship Application  06/08/21 8:10:47 AM

Persons interested in an internship with Northern Country Coop should print, complete and deliver the application to:
Internship Application
Northern Country Coop
Attn:  Doug Frodl-Internships
PO Box 217
Stacyville, IA  50476-0217
Direct your questions to Doug Frodl at 507-402-0222 or email


John Baldus

Erik Gerdts
Megan Solland
Aaron Wagner
John Baldus is interning at the Adams, MN location.
Erik Gerdts grew up on a farm northwest of St. Ansgar, IA.  He graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 2020 and is currently attending Iowa State University and majoring in Agronomy with a minor in Agricultural Business.  Erik is looking to learn more about the agronomy industry and gain work experience. Erik is interning at the Stacyville, IA location.
Megan Solland grew up just west of Austin, MN on a corn and soybean farm. She graduated from Austin High School in 2019 and attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD the following fall.  Megan will earn an A. S. degree with a focus in Agriculture this spring and  hopes to continue her search for a career in the field of agricuture after this summer. Megan is interning with NCC's Precision Agronomy Division.
Aaron Wagner farms near Rose Creek with his father, mostly canning crops and some corn and beans and beef cattle. Aaron and his wife have three children, one girl age 8 and two boys ages 7 and 2. He presently attends Riverland for farm business management and agriculture sciences, and just completed his Precision Agriculture and Emergency Medical Responder certification. He is president of the Agriculture Science and Technology Club, a member of Professional Agriculture Students (PAS), a board member of Mower County Farm Bureau, and a volunteer firefighter for Rose Creek. Aaron is interning at both the Adams and Rose Creek, MN locations.

An agronomy internship with Northern Country Coop will provide you with a wide range of hands-on experiences in the agronomy department. You’ll interact and work with agronomists in the areas of operations, precision ag, seed, and crop scouting.
What will I be doing?
  • Crop scouting with electronic database
  • Weed & insect identification
  • Tissue sampling
  • Maintenance on Northern Country Coop's corn and soybean Answer Acre plots
  • Roadside field sign setup
  • Ground truth scouting various things
  • Chemical & seed delivery and cutomer pick-ups
  • Attend in-field training
  • Present information in group meetings
  • Nitrate testing
  • Individual project with presentation on results
  • Soil sampling
  • Follow up on complete custom applied jobs
  • Identifying Xtend fields
This internship is customized mainly to the spring and fall with possible summer work. Interns will learn the different operations that are needed for both grain and agronomy. They will assist with normal day-to-day operations and learn the skills necessary to work at Northern Country Coop.
What will I be doing?
  • Obtaining your CDL
  • Dumping grain carts
  • Filling anhydrous tanks
  • Driving grain and tender trucks
  • Helping in the fertilizer plant
  • Managing the chemical shed
  • Filling chemical shuttles
  • Loading train cars
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