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Spotlight on Youth - July 10, 2013
 
GROWMARK, Inc. names 2013 summer interns

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — In the 54th year of the program, 61 college students are exploring career opportunities as GROWMARK summer interns. They are working at FS cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ontario, as well as at GROWMARK FS, MID-CO COMMODITIES, SEEDWAY, Select Seed and the GROWMARK corporate office in Bloomington.

The interns are exposed to accounting, marketing, communications and product and service-related activities. Each will complete a special project and deliver a presentation on it in August. The Farm World area interns come to GROWMARK from:

Illinois State University: Amie Burke, daughter of Virgil and Debbie Burke of Fithian, Ill.; Breana Cameron, daughter of Martin and Wendy Cameron of Astoria, Ill.; Ryan Collins, son of Gary and Brenda Collins of Flanagan, Ill.; Eddie Ehrhardt, son of Ray and Heidi Ehrhardt of Emington, Ill.; Theodore Olson, son of Chris and Karen Olson of Rossville, Ill.; and Jessi Vance, daughter of Rick and Patti Vance of Tremont, Ill.

Iowa State University: Matthew Allen, son of David and Deb Allen of Dumont, Iowa; Justin Breja, son of Jeff and Lisa Breja of State Center, Iowa; Gabe Cuthbert, son of Barry and Vicky Cuthbert of Nauvoo, Ill.; Emily Ewoldt, daughter of Dan and Sue Ewoldt of Traer, Iowa; Joe Fecht, son of Robert and Deanna Fecht of Toluca, Ill.; Patrick Hill, son of Scott and Vicky Hill of Shellsburg, Iowa; Brett Johnson, son of Jeff and Rhonda Johnson of Shirley, Ill.; Randy Kuehn, son of Gene and Nancy Kuehn of New Hampton, Iowa; Nathan Rogers, son of Norm and Karen Rogers of Somonauk, Ill.; Ryan Ruzicka, son of Dick and Chris Ruzicka of Traer, Iowa; Tyler Schoening, son of Gary Schoening of Vinton and Pam Rairdin of Center Point, Iowa; Tyler Smith, son of Kelly and Janel Smith of Manchester, Iowa; and Nicholas Stromer, son of Kevin and Bonnie Stromer of Garner, Iowa.

Purdue University: Kelsey Tuholski, daughter of Dale and Teresa Tuholski of La Porte, Ind.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale: Mark Degener, son of Steve and Carol Degener of Waterloo, Ill.; Lucas Larson, son of Ed and Kim Larson of Prophetstown, Ill.; Anthony Vaughan, son of David and Angela Vaughan of Fairfield, Ill.; and Tyler Voss, son of Tony and Linda Voss of Breese, Ill.

University of Illinois: Brad Bernhard, son of Guy and Lynette Bernhard of Elwood, Ill.; Josh Burns, son of Brad and Julie Burns of Bloomington, Ill.; Andrew McCarty, son of Richard and Robyn McCarty of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.; Courtney Niemann, daughter of Kevin and Tracy Niemann of Litchfield, Ill.; and Cody Pettit, son of Steve and Ann Pettit of Wenona, Ill.

University of Northern Iowa: William Schwickerath, son of Mark and Theresa Schwickerath of New Hampton, Iowa.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Nicole Stumpner, daughter of James and Susan Stumpner of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and Kyle Weber, son of Kenny and Lois Weber of Volga, Iowa.

Upper Iowa University: Evan Dornink, son of Steve and Susie Dornink of Freeport, Ill.

Wartburg College: Samuel Upah, son of Trent and Michelle Upah of Marshalltown, Iowa.

Western Illinois University: Evan Borrowman, son of Kevin and Shari Borrowman of Rockport, Ill.; Benjamin Dahlstrom, son of Brian and Polly Dahlstrom of Sherrard, Ill.; Abigail Hunt, daughter of Kelly and Dana Hunt of Buffalo, Ill.; Aaron McFadden, son of Mike and Teresa McFadden of Adair, Ill.; Austin Ufkes, son of Brent and Angie Ufkes of Carthage, Ill.; and Sarah Ziegler, daughter of Rowen and Annetta Ziegler of La Harpe, Ill.

Wittenberg University: Darbie Zirkle, daughter of Steven and Robi Zirkle of Paris, Ohio.
7/10/2013