It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love probably. Sometimes it can be challenging, but it’s very rewarding at the end of the day, and without the team, it can’t be done.
At our 2020 Annual Meeting, Greg Gersch crafted a memorable mural capturing the heart of Aurora Coop’s vision to be rooted in the community and, as always, be tougher together.
We got men and women from all walks of life and its all for one goal and that’s to help the community in case of an emergency.
Investing in the Future
Over this year, while many things were on hold, we kept our promise to the future generation of farmers and through our agricultural scholarship opportunities, awarded $10,000 to 15 promising students. The scholarships aided outstanding young students in their education to achieve their goals in the field of agriculture.
Blaine Bonifas – Aurora, Nebraska
Jennica Dannehl – Bertrand, Nebraska
Kalynn Meyer – Superior, Nebraska
Kyra Meyer – Blue Hill, Nebraska
Hannah Preissler – Giltner, Nebraska
Ragen Alfs – Shickley, NE
Ryan Brown – Gothenburg NE
Cole Consbruck – Doniphan, NE
Lucy Day – Yuma, CO
Raegan Fiala – Geneva, NE
Justin Stengel – Shickley, NE
James Wetovick – Fullerton, NE
Allison Wilkens – Gibbon, NE
Gage Wright – Hastings, NE
Brendan Wruble – Clarks, NE
Growing a Generation
Intern to Employee
We are proud to be a part of a community of farmers. Striving to give back to the community by inspiring and educating the youth of the next generation and creating opportunities for them to succeed through scholarships and internships. Jacob Sloup, originally an intern at Aurora Coop in his senior year of college, is now a full-time sales agronomist. Through his internship, Jacob saw that being tougher together goes further than he could ever imagine, and found his passion for helping farmers across the midwest.
“Being from this part of the country, Aurora Coop is the first name that comes to mind regarding coops or farming. I had a couple friends whose family farms did business with Aurora Coop. When I started my internship, I worked a lot closer with growers, not just in their fields, but behind the scenes stuff. Once the relationship comes, everything else comes with it.” Before the pandemic, Jacob drove up and down the state, stopping by potential client’s farms for a face-to-face conversation and a chance to create a relationship.
Aurora Intern: Summer 2019
Sales Agronomist: 2019-Present
area. They have sponsored many events and provided support to our agriculture programs
within the community. We are very grateful to have Aurora Cooperative in this community.