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

 

Spencer Schroeder, Agronomy Intern

Spencer is working out of our Ellsworth Agronomy location this summer. He is going into his fifth year at Southwest Minnesota State University, studying Agricultural Business.

Why is Spencer excited about this internship?
"I’m excited about this internship because, it has been a great opportunity for me to learn from some of the great Agronomists that Countryside has. Being able to work side by side with them has been very beneficial to me."

Why did Spencer choose Countryside?
"I chose Countryside because I grew up doing business here and after getting to know people around the plant, I knew that it would be a great place for me to learn."

Spencer is a college athlete (baseball) and plays for two town ball teams during the summer. He also doesn't like vegetables - hasn't since he was a kid. Spencer likes hunting, fishing, playing baseball, and hanging out with his family and friends. 

Welcome, Spencer! We're excited to have you as part of the Countryside Cooperative team!
 

Dean Danielson - Safety & Compliance Manager

This month it is our great honor to highlight our Safety and Compliance Manager, Dean Danielson. Many of you know this, but for those who don’t – Countryside prides itself on maintaining a safe work environment.
 
Over the past few months during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dean has been instrumental in helping Countryside’s COVID-19 Response Team monitor, assess, and determine courses of action needed during very fluid situations. He makes sure everyone is updated with statistics while he makes sure there is plenty of personal protective equipment available to our employees and our members/customers while visiting any of our locations.
 
Dean has an associate degree in Ag Business and joined Countryside back in 2012. Prior to this, Dean worked as a Safety and Compliance Consultant with a large array of cooperatives located throughout the state of Wisconsin, including Countryside. Dean began his work in the cooperative system in 1985 and has worked in every division there is within a cooperative.
 
Dean has two daughters. His oldest daughter is a senior at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and his youngest daughter is employed by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in Dispatch. In his spare time Dean enjoys spending time with his daughters, traveling, hunting, fishing, and has recently decided to take up kayaking.
 
Thanks for all you do for Countryside, Dean!
 

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