AgStar College Relations
Developing and inspiring students’ knowledge of agriculture and business is a passion of AgStar’s. That’s why we have a variety of internship opportunities available for current college students every year. We offer experiences and hands-on learning opportunities that allow students to take information learned in the classroom and apply it to the business world.
The high quality internship experiences AgStar provides for students has led to additional opportunities within the organization, as well as a great basis to start a career after college. Students have been pleased with the amount of responsibility and hands-on experiences they receive at AgStar. Here are a few quotes on what students are saying about AgStar’s internship program:
“Working at AgStar has presented me with many insights and opportunities. Since day one I have always felt like I was a part of the AgStar team and not just an intern. I wouldn't trade my internship up for anything." Molly, E-Business/Internet Marketing Intern
“I couldn't imagine interning anywhere else than AgStar. I have learned so much about my field of study over the past few months. AgStar has prepared me to step out into the real world after graduation." Kayla, Social Media Intern
Client Solutions Associate Program
AgStar also offers a 24 month training program designed to assist new college graduates in developing knowledge and skills of AgStar’s products, processes and client relationship model to prepare them for a career at AgStar. Those enrolled in the program work with a mentor who assists them through the training and development program and is an advocate for them within the organization. This full-time employment opportunity is designed to prepare new college graduates for a career in a wide range of business units at AgStar.
Here’s what our Associate’s are saying about the program:
“The Associate Program is a unique opportunity to apply learned skills to a real-life situation through hands-on learning and development. It has helped me build a solid network and foundation for a future in my field.” –Katie, Sr. Credit Analyst
“AgStar's Sales Associate program is so welcoming coming out of college. It allows for training, growth and great mentor relationships.” –Nicole, CST Associate
AgStar believes in giving back to those who live and work in the communities we serve. Through our corporate giving program, the AgStar Fund for Rural America, AgStar has donated more than $3 million to organizations, communities and individuals that share our same goals and passions about rural America.
We are proud to support organizations like FFA and 4-H. In 2012, we opened the AgStar Arena’s doors at the Minnesota State Fair. The AgStar Arena, a 27,000 square foot facility, will be used during the State Fair by 4-H, FFA and State Fair open class exhibitors, complementing activities at the Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum and the Horse and Cattle Barns. It is also available for extended seasonal use for equine and livestock shows. With this new arena, made possible by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, the many corporate sponsors and individual contributors, we’ve seized an opportunity to demonstrate the vitality of our industry to thousands of 4-Hers and FFA members. These are young people passionate about agriculture and they are vital to the future of our industry.
Our AgStar Scholars Program is included in the AgStar Fund for Rural America. The Scholars Program awards selected students attending the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and University of Minnesota, St. Paul with a $2,000 scholarship for their academic achievements, leadership characteristics and ag-related community involvement. To be eligible, students must possess a GPA of a 3.0 or better, be a junior or third year college student and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture or business related field. Applications must be submitted by mid-January to be considered for this opportunity. Please visit the AgStar Scholars Program page for more information.
AgStar has recently been recognized as one of the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces in Minnesota. The list designated 140 of the best places to work in Minnesota based on employee opinions, company leadership and career opportunities, among other things. We are appreciative of the recognition and continue to strive to be an employer of choice for current team members, as well as for students entering the workforce.
It’s no coincidence we have excellent retention, and team members consistently report strong satisfaction and engagement. AgStar offers a flexible work environment with an emphasis on work-life balance. We also provide training and career development opportunities for our team members to continually develop their knowledge, skills and abilities. Don’t take our word for it; here are some things our team members are saying about the work environment at AgStar:
“Great benefits, an enjoyable work environment and the never ending learning opportunities make AgStar a great place for a lifelong career.” - Caleb, CST Associate
Join our team as an intern on one of the teams listed below*:
- Ag Business Consulting
- Brand Marketing & Communications
- Corporate Accounting
- Corporate Finance
- Crop Insurance
- Information Technology
- Sales (Loan Officers)
*Positions available vary from year to year.
Recruiting new graduates for full-time positions typically begins in September each year.
Please watch this site for additional openings and opportunities.
We invite you to view our current job openings and internships.
AgStar is an equal opportunity employer.