WORK FOR CO-OP

Co-op’s commitment to community starts with our people – talented, energetic, motivated individuals who truly love what they do and seek to serve our local farmers by making them more successful. Think you have what it takes? You’re in the right place!

 

Local Co-ops provide a wide variety of career opportunities at over 165 retail locations in many specialized areas, including farm equipment, hardware, agronomy, feed, animal health, rural lifestyle and hunting & outdoors.

 

Opportunities may also be available at Tennessee Farmers Cooperative offering services to our member Co-ops, in accounting, marketing/communications, employee benefits administration, information systems, and retail development (just to name a few).

 

Each year, we also hire a group of summer interns to gain hands-on experience working with a member cooperative. This internship is eligible for school credit with most colleges/universities. For recent college graduates, the Cooperative Trainee program helps to prepare candidates for jobs at member Co-ops across our system. This training program lasts for one-year and will give the candidate a wide variety of training and education to help them advance their careers with Co-op.

What We Offer

Since each member Co-op is their own independently, operated business, benefits and employment packages may vary. Most member Co-op’s employee benefits include:

 

  • Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Medical Insurance Program
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Employee Purchase Options
  • Continuing Education Assistance
  • Training & Education for On-The-Job Performance

 

 

Current Job Openings 


Here is a current listing of career opportunities within our Co-op system. 

Click on each job title to be taken to a full job description and our application page.

  • APPRENTICESHIP: Agronomy Service Technician - United Farm & Home Co-op
    • United Farm & Home Co-op (Main location in Columbia, TN)

      United offers a clear career path with ample opportunity for growth throughout the cooperative over time. They are seeking a highly motivated, career-oriented individual to join their team as an Agronomy Service Technician. This entry level position offers a competitive salary and benefits program, yet does not require a prior degree. Once joining our team, the right individual will earn an Agricultural Services Technician certificate through an apprenticeship program we have established with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT).

  • APPRENTICESHIP: Retail Management Specialist - United Farm & Home Co-op

    • United Farm & Home Co-op (Main location in Columbia, TN)

      United offers a clear career path with ample opportunity for growth throughout the cooperative over time. They are seeking a highly motivated, career-oriented individual to join their team as a Retail Management Specialist. This entry level position offers a competitive salary and benefits program, yet does not require a prior degree. Once joining our team, the right individual will earn a certificate through an apprenticeship program we have established with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT).

  • Security Guard - Part Time - Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
    • Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (Part-time LaVergne, TN) 

      Tennessee Farmers Co-op is looking for a detail-oriented individual with ethical decision-making skills to join their team as a Security Guard. They will be responsible for ensuring the security of the company property, equipment and employees. Primary duties include checking and admitting visitors onto the grounds, patrolling the premises at regular intervals and following safety protocols in the event of an emergency.



How To Contact Us:

For General TFC Job Inquiries contact:
Human Resources
Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
P.O. Box 3003
LaVergne, TN 37086
(615) 793-8400


For Local Co-op Opportunities:
Contact your local Co-op by visiting our Locations page


For Training & Education Programs (including Internships and Scholarships) contact:
Scott Bohanon
TFC Education & Training Specialist
sbohanon@ourcoop.com


TFC EDUCATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES


The success of Tennessee Farmers Cooperative and our Co-op system’s future will continue to revolve around the ability to recruit, train and educate the highest-quality employees. The TFC Training & Education department recruits the best and brightest to provide a pool of capable, well-trained individuals who can assume key management and technological positions throughout our system. We focus on personal development through our Cooperative Trainee and Summer Internship programs.

COOPERATIVE TRAINEE PROGRAM

The goal of this yearlong, salaried program is for our Trainees to gain knowledge and experience under the direction of experienced personnel at a local, member Co-op. It includes exposure to and performance of duties and responsibilities in various aspects at the member Co-op and Tennessee Farmers’ Cooperative departmental levels. We also offer other training through 250 hours of continuing classroom education, 100 hours of team building and 45 hours of online training.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Each year, TFC hires 15-20 Summer Interns in collaboration with local member Co-ops. These paid internships allow students to gain knowledge and experience while working in a business environment for a 12-week periods. It include exposure to and performance of duties and responsibilities in various aspects at the member Co-op, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative department levels, and continuing classroom education.


CO-OP SCHOLARSHIPS

TFC offers 32 Co-op scholarships – each worth $2,000 – to qualified students who come from families of Co-op members. Applicants must attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, UT Martin, Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State University, or Austin Peay. Each university, through its scholarship selection committee, actually chooses the scholarship recipients. College sophomores, juniors and seniors should contact their respective university’s School of Agriculture for application procedures.

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