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United Cooperative (WI) Hosts University of Wisconsin, Madison Farm and Industry Short Course Tour

Date Posted: January 8, 2013

United Cooperative recently hosted a group of young agricultural producers and growers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course at their South Beaver Dam state-of-the-art grain and agronomy location.

The tour was one of many short course offers to students to provide them with visual and hands-on agriculture-industry experience.

United Cooperative vice president of seed and agronomy sales, Jim Kemink; vice president of grain operations and risk management, Alan Jentz; and vice president of feed operations, John Scheuers, were present during the tour.

Apart from discussing United Cooperative feed, grain, agronomy, and energy services and operations, they talked with the students about the world’s growing population and an increasing demand for food.

“This is an exciting time to be in production agriculture,” noted Scheuers.

“The world population is expected to grow more than 2.1 billion by 2050, to 9.1 billion; and we’re responsible for feeding these people.

"As a result, the opportunities for careers in agriculture, both on and off the farm, are outstanding.”

United Cooperative is the largest grain and farm-supply cooperative in Wisconsin.

They have more than 35 locations and employ about 600 Wisconsin residents.

For more information, call 800-924-2991.

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