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.


  • Security Guard - Part/Full Time - Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
    • Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (Full-time Rockford, TN / 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.

  • Tire Service Technician - Columbia Location - United Farm & Home Cooperative
    • United Farm & Home Cooperative (Columbia, TN) 

      United Farm and Home Cooperative is looking for a team member to join their Auto Care and Tire Center team in Columbia, TN. Their trained technicians enjoy a dynamic, team-based work environment where they proudly serve a wide range of farmers and customers by providing exceptional car care.

  • Sales Associate - Athens Location - AgCentral Farmers Cooperative
    • AgCentral Farmers Cooperative (Athens, TN) 

      AgCentral Farmers Co-op is a progressive agriculture supply service and country lifestyle retailer based in southeast Tennessee. They are focused on delivering excellent customer service and support. They are looking for a service-oriented individual who is flexible, enjoys serving customers, and is an overall team player to help identify and fulfill customer needs.

  • Agronomy Sales - Obion Farmers Cooperative

    • Obion Farmers Cooperative (Headquartered in Union City, TN) 

      Obion Farmers Co-op is dedicated to providing their member owners with the best crop-input products and services. They have strong relationships with their customers which help us provide the best solutions at the right time to fit their individual needs.

  • General Manager - Obion Farmers Cooperative

    • Obion Farmers Cooperative (Headquartered in Union City, TN) 

      Obion Farmers Cooperative is a locally owned agricultural cooperative that was formed to help lo­cal growers have a reliable source for their agriculture inputs. The provide quality goods and services to the local growers and their communities. They are looking for an experienced individual to lead, direct and coordinate the activities of their three locations across Obion County: Union City, Kenton and Obion. This individual will help to obtain optimum efficiency, economy of operations and maximize profits.


  • Showroom Manager - Ag1 Farmers Cooperative

    • Ag1 Farmers Cooperative (Branch location in Cookeville, TN) 

      A great showroom manager is a self-motivated, energetic individual with great communication and public relations skills. They will supervise and coordinate activities of front-line/floor sales workers to help push product and fulfill customer service needs. The right candidate will be energetic and have the ability to motivate and influence others. A creative eye for detail and organization will also be needed to effectively display product and keep track of inventory, spreadsheets, and order histories.

  • Fuel Truck Delivery - Franklin Farmers Cooperative

    • Franklin Farmers Cooperative (Headquartered in Decherd, TN) 

      Franklin Farmers Cooperative is a local owned farm supply store with retail locations in Decherd and Huntland, and a On Stop Convenience Store in Huntland. They are looking for a responsible Truck Driver to join their team delivering fuel to their locations, farm customers, and other locations as needed. They will ensure the proper operation of the company vehicle, observe and document transportation reports, and provide quality customer service to their members.


  • Sales Associate - Franklin Farmers Cooperative

    • Franklin Farmers Cooperative (Headquartered in Decherd, TN) 

      Franklin Farmers Cooperative is a local owned farm supply store with retail locations in Decherd and Hunt­land, and a One Stop Convenience Store in Huntland. They are looking for a service-oriented individual who is flexible, enjoys serving customers in the farming community, and is an overall team player to help identify and fill customer needs.


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 Eduction & Training Specialist
(615) 793-8502
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 positons 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.