Career Opportunities in Agricultural Cooperatives
The 2016-2017 Briefings with a Focus on Sustainability offers this opportunity with Land o'Lakes president and CEO, Chris Policinski, in 245 Kottman Hall.
Register now to attend the October 27 briefing. Due to room capacity, attendance will be limited to the first 30 students that RSVP by contacting Jake Vuillemin at Vuillemin.email@example.com. If you register for the October 27 briefing, but do not attend and do not cancel by October 24 at noon, you will not be allowed to register for any of the subsequent sessions in Autumn or Spring semester.
Agricultural Cooperatives are a major link in the food supply chain. Through leverage achieved in cooperatives, at minimum tens of thousands of farmers around the world are able to achieve the economic advantages of scale in bringing their products to market. Accordingly, with expanding world populations and the attention on food security and supply, cooperatives face complex and diverse sustainability challenges.
The sustainability challenges faced by cooperatives create significant employment and internship opportunities for students with interests in sustainability and agribusiness. To help bring these opportunities into focus, the CFAES Center for Cooperative Business and Community Education and Development will bring cooperative executives to campus on six occasions in 2016-2017 for briefings on sustainability issues faced by agricultural cooperatives and related employment and internship opportunities.
As background reading for all six briefings, students are encouraged to review a paper which discusses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals from the perspective of cooperatives at www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_emp/documents/publication/wcms_240640.pdf.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about career opportunities directly from executives who lead organizations seeking to hire talented, energetic, and skilled people like you!