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 Time - Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
    • Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (LaVergne, TN) 

      Tennessee Farmers Co-op is looking for a detail-oriented individual with ethical decision-making skills to join their team as a part-time 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.

  • Maintenance Technician - LaVergne Feed Mill - ProTrition 
    • ProTrition (LaVergne, TN) 

      ProTrition, TFC's latest joint-venture, is looking for a problem solving, self-starter to work at the LaVergne Feed Mill to perform ongoing maintenance and complete repairs on equipment as needed. The Maintenance Technician will be required to perform a wide range of repair tasks around the facility.

  • Assistant Manager - Monticello Location - Ag1 Farmers Cooperative
    • Ag1 Farmers Cooperative (Monticello, KY) 

      A great Assistant 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 and warehouse workers to help push product and fulfill customer service needs. They will also analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor customer preferences. The right candidate will be energetic and have the ability to motivate and influence others.

  • 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.  

  • Seed Product Manager - Southwest, TN and Northeast, MS - Mid-South Farmers Cooperative
    • Mid-South Farmers Cooperative (Southwest, TN and Northeast, MS) 

      Mid-South Farmers Cooperative has been a pioneer in the agriculture industry in west Tennessee with its roots going back to 1935. As a technology innovator, their goal is to help their customers be successful by providing valuable and innovative products and services. They are looking to hire an experienced leader to manage their seed business. This position would be responsible for all aspects of growing and maintaining a viable seed business for our customers..  

  • 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 arelooking for a service-oriented individual who is flexible, enjoys serving customers, and is an overall team player to help identify and fulfill customer needs.

  • Tire Service Technician - Coffee Farmers Cooperative
    • Coffee Farmers Cooperative (Manchester, TN) 

      Coffee Farmers Cooperative is looking to hire a Tire Technician to work at their shop in Manchester, TN. This position includes inspecting and assessing damaged or worn tires, replacement, balancing and rotating tires. They are looking for someone with great communication skills and the ability to perform physically demanding tasks. An outstanding candidate will work quickly and efficiently while maintaining high customer service and industry standards.

  • Human Resources (HR) Assistant - Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
    • Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (LaVergne, TN) 

      Tennessee Farmers Cooperative is looking for an ethical individual who can perform well independently with little supervision while also integrating well into a team environment to fill the role of HR Assistant. They will maintain the integrity and confidentiality of human resource files and records to support all

      internal and external HR related inquiries and/or requests. The ideal candidate utilizes time management skills, has meticulous attention to detail, and possesses multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize.

  • Automotive Center Manager - AgCentral Farmers Cooperative
    • AgCentral Farmers Cooperative (Athens, TN) 

      AgCentral is a progressive agriculture supply service and country lifestyle retailer based in southeast Tennessee. They have Auto, Tire and Car Care centers at seven of their eight retail locations, but the services they perform vary from location to location. They are looking for a service oriented leader to run their efficiency and profitability at the Athens location Automotive Center through productive staffing, customer retention, achievement of objectives and maintenance of all service records.

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.

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