Careers

The career you want, the quality of life you need.

Countryside Cooperative operates across a large swath of west-central Wisconsin, and we offer rewarding positions for people who value a career without the rat race the metro areas can bring. After all, our idea of a traffic jam is getting stuck behind a combine on a crisp, sunny late October afternoon!
 

We’re always looking for good people. If you’d enjoy working for a company that seeks to make a positive difference in the communities it serves, then we’d like to talk more.

Consider:

  • We are large enough to provide opportunities for career growth, but small enough to know you on a first-name basis.
  • Our salaries are competitive with neighboring metro areas, and they are top-level in the communities we serve.
  • In a given year, we’ll hire more than 100 seasonal positions.
  • We often create a full-time position that offers variety instead of hiring many par time employees. For example, we might create a position that allows an employee to move between different areas, like agronomy to grain to energy, to fill out a full year. We post positions on our website and also on Indeed, Zip Recruiter and LinkedIn. You can also fill out a general application to be considered for a range of jobs that come available.

Benefits

We offer employees a competitive suite of benefits, and eligibility depends on whether you work full- or part-time. Health, dental and vision are offered; as well as life insurance, 401K and paid vacation and holidays.

We also offer an exclusive employee discount program. After working 90 days, you are eligible to receive discounts on retail purchases, gasoline, LP and much more.

Employee Spotlight

 

Jodi Wieland, Credit Manager

I am the credit manager here at Countryside. I will be completing my 13th year in June. It has been a fun, exhausting, challenging, exciting and an incredible journey and learning experience, since starting here in 2007. I also have an awesome credit team which makes my job much more enjoyable and successful.
 
I grew up on a farm around the Lund, WI area. We milked cows, raised young stock, pigs and even chickens for a while. We also, like most farms had a dog named Buttons and a ton of cats which of course all had names. In November of 1988, we stopped farming and sold out.  It was one of the saddest days of my life. I loved every minute of being a "Farm Girl" and learned what hard work was all about.

I have lived in Durand for 22 years. I have 3 beautiful children. Kylee, 19 years old, just finishing her first year at UW-Stout, majoring in health, wellness and fitness. Cody, 16, finishing his Sophomore year in Durand. He plays football, basketball, runs track and shoots trap, plus works on a farm. Courtney just turned 15 and is completing her freshman year here in Durand. She plays volleyball and takes care of the other members of our house, Penni (cat), Bella and Buddy (our dogs). Our family escape is camping, which involves the dogs and cat too. We also love to hang out with our good friends, take the jet skis out for a ride, or just hang out and watch a movie.
 

Randy Radle's Farming and Cooperative Roots Run Deep

 
Randy Radle began his career in 1976 at the Durand Cooperative on an FFA Work Study Program sponsored by Durand High School. After graduating from high school, Randy went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed the Dairy Short Course.
 
After Randy’s time in the higher-education system, he returned to the cooperative in 1978 and worked in the feed, energy, and agronomy departments until 1980. Randy left the cooperative to help his dad run a dairy farm operation for twenty-five years.
 
In 2005, Randy returned to the cooperative world and worked in our feed mill until 2007. In 2007, Randy changed positions within Countryside and worked in our agronomy department as an applicator during the spring and summer seasons and worked in our energy department delivering products to our members and customers during the fall and winter seasons.
 
Today, Randy works full-time with our energy department and delivers products to our customers and members, along with setting propane tanks. During his time way from work, Randy still farms crops – a true testimony to his deep roots in both farming and the cooperative system.
 
Randy wants people to know…he really enjoys working for Countryside Cooperative.

All of us at Countryside, along with our members say thank you, Randy – for your years of service and your commitment to Countryside and our member producers.

Now Hiring Seasonal CDL Licensed Drivers

Do you have some time on your hands and wonder how to fill your days? Do you like working with the farmers in our communities? Are you looking for a seasonal employment opportunity? Look no further! Come and put your talents to use for Countryside.

We are currently recruiting for CDL licensed drivers to delivery agronomy products to farmers during the upcoming spring planting season – April through July. If you don’t have a CDL – we can help you get one. We believe in our communities, the people living in those communities, and in our farmers. We want to invest in you and will help you get you a CDL license to serve our communities and farmers.

Current Openings & Application Form