Landus 201 Intern

Landus Cooperative
Boone, IA 50036
United States
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Job Type

Internship


Description

About Us

As a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Iowa, Landus elevates and uplifts thousands of farmers in communities throughout rural America. By activating the power of data to connect key contributors across the ag supply chain, we’re helping farmers build sustainable and profitable businesses and activating a more secure food and fuel future for farmers and consumers alike. 

About the Role

As the Landus 201 intern, you will have a unique experience with choosing your summer experience based upon your desired career path. You will be able to design your internship around your degree, experience and interests.   

What will you do?

Agronomy

  • Field Scouting, Soil Sampling, etc. with Account Manager or Account Lead
  • Learn about customer relationships
  • Basic knowledge of products offered to our customers
  • Hands on with plant operations
  • Learn about the future of the agronomy business
  • Field Equipment Operations- Tender & Applicator
  • Work with seed treatment
  • Gain basic understanding of Fertilizer and NH3 including proper handling
  • Attend agronomic training
  • Learn about Precision Ag
  • Gain knowledge of the future of the seed industry

Grain

  • Basic understanding of CBOT
  • Visit Landus locations to better understand geographic marketing decisions
  • Month end inventory control and measurement procedures
  • Observe month end Quality and Quantity review
  • Work with outside operations to understand grain flow
  • Bin segregation, Drying, Aeration, Handling equipment, etc.
  • Work with outside operations to understand functions of an elevator
  • Pits, Legs, Conveyors, Maintenance, and Housekeeping
  • Learn inbound and outbound grading procedures
  • (Customer receipts, trains, transfers, trucking to processors, etc.)
  • Gain knowledge about the future of the grain industry
  • Assist in train loading process

Grow Solution Center

  • Spend time with a GROW Solutions Center Specialist to understand how we provide virtual assistance to both our growers and employees with grain, agronomy, and precision ag questions.  
  • Learn about the GROW Ag Data Locker platform that captures and stores on-farm data and how it can provide monetization opportunities for our customers.  

Animal Nutrition

  • Assist in operations of the main master control, loadout, degumming, and oil filtering system.
  • Learn to perform oil pretreatment of FFA (Free Fatty Acid) including running tests on the oil for iron and phosphorus.
  • Learn about loadout functions, which include preparing trucks and rail cars for shipment and loading products (oil, meal, and specialty oil) by rail and truck.
  • Learn various quality control functions including operation of lab equipment for meal, oil, and water, visual inspection of all types of inventory, and measuring physical inventory.

Administration

  • Work with budgeting process
  • Work on feasibility study, if available
  • Learn company cash flows
  • Learn about balance sheet
  • Learn how to put together monthly financials
  • Learn about risk management
  • Sustainability in Agriculture

General

  • Monthly P& L review
  • Landus Policy & Procedures
  • Budgeting and Capital Expenditures
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Complete online Safety videos and quizzes.
  • Understand and practice all Landus safety policies
  • Responsible for being a champion of safety compliance throughout organization

Requirements

Candidate Requirements

Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year post-secondary program


Licenses, Registrations, Certificates

Valid state motor vehicle operator’s license


Location & Commitments

  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to prod, handle, feel, or reach.
  • Regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to focus vision. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Landus is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled




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