Adam Eick named summer intern for Growmark

Staff Reports Posted 1 June 2016 at 12:00 am

Adam Eick

CALEDONIA – Adam Eick, an agricultural business development major at Morrisville State College, is a participant in this year’s Growmark summer internship program. Eick is the son of Ken and Kelly Eick of Medina.

As an intern, Eick will spend 12 weeks working for Growmark FS in Caledonia. He will complete a special project coordinated through the company. Eick and 60 other interns will meet in August at Growmark headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois to discuss their experiences and present a summary of their projects.

“Our internship program prepares students for real-world experiences in the workforce,” said Amie Hasselbring, Growmark university relations manager. “We provide them hands-on experience working on projects with professionals in their career field of interest. It also allows them to gain professional skills and gives them networking opportunities to prepare them for their future career.”

The Growmark internship program began in 1959 with three interns. Since then, over 1,000 students have been involved in the program. This year’s interns represent 22 universities and will work at FS member cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Ontario, Canada; as well as Growmark FS, MID-CO Commodities, and the Growmark corporate office in Bloomington, Illinois.