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NEW Cooperative Overview

Fort Dodge, IA
501 to 1000 employees
1973
Company - Private
Farm Support Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative with 38 operating locations in north central and west central Iowa. In addition to their strong grain marketing and storage services, NEW also offers quality feed, fertilizer, crop protection, energy and seed resources with a ... Read more

Mission: To add value to our member's farming operations.

NEW Cooperative – Why Work For Us?


Always Achieving Something NEW

In the years since 1973 one element of our story remains consistent. NEW was founded by farmers who saw mutual benefits in sharing resources.

The direction came from two local co-ops—one with rail capabilities and the other with additional grain to fill those outgoing trains. From the start, the idea was progressive, savvy, and practical. When we pool our resources, they said, every single farm gains momentum.
Together, our Iowa farmers buy better and sell better. Every crop year they can capitalize on the ability to produce more efficiently, too. Knowledgeable employees attracted by our vision and sense of mission help NEW Cooperative customers know what’s merely inventive and which innovations make strong economic sense. As a result, we’re always achieving something NEW!

Are you ready for a NEW opportunity?

Map your career path with NEW Cooperative. We welcome talented, motivated people who love agriculture and the close-knit relationships of their local communities. In every case we hire the right person, then offer that employee ways to contribute and grow.

Here you’ll find more than a job. We encourage dedicated employees to excel with access to outstanding resources for every task. And we support their ambitions to put down roots with a compensation, benefits, and incentive package that far exceeds the industry norm.

Growing Your Potential With NEW Cooperative

Kayla remembers, “From the beginning I felt like a member of the team.”

Kayla’s relationship with NEW began at the end of her senior year in high school when the Lytton, Iowa native was awarded a NEW Cooperative Foundation Scholarship. While studying for her Ag Communications degree at Iowa State University, interning at NEW was definitely something she hoped to achieve.
In the summer between her junior and senior years, “I felt NEW wanted me to be an asset. Employees were welcoming and helpful no matter what questions I asked. Right away I was working on projects I knew mattered to the members.”

“It was easy to see the emphasis on service to customers. Considering my farm background, the knowledge that I’d be working in support of area farmers convinced me I wanted to work for NEW full-time.” Kayla joined NEW after her ISU graduation in May 2015 as the communications assistant.

For Lucas Pearson a NEW Cooperative internship evolved into the opportunity he wanted most: the chance to come home to the family farm near Cherokee. From day one he was pleased that interns are made to feel welcome throughout NEW. “I didn’t know anyone in the area, yet they were very welcoming. It was easy to get to know everyone and how the locations operated.”

Following a summer at the Pomeroy, Palmer, and Knierim locations NEW offered Lucas a job in the agronomy division. “It was a great offer right out of school and it felt really nice going back to ISU knowing I had a plan for the future,” the December 2013 graduate explains.

When NEW Cooperative expanded westward in 2015, Lucas saw another aspect of his life’s plan fall into line. “NEW was willing to work with me, moving me closer to Cherokee as an agronomist in Pierson. I was able to buy my grandparents’ farm and continue to work for a company I have grown to respect.”

If you or someone you know is interested in pursuing an internship with NEW Cooperative, please click on the careers link below, then select future openings to fill out an application or contact Human Resource’s at 515-955-2040.

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    Solid, profitable company. As long as people farm, NEW Coop will be here.

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    100 hour weeks Spring and Fall, barely 50 rest of the year.

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