Be part of a supportive, enthusiastic team at River Valley Cooperative.


When you’re a part of the River Valley Cooperative employee team, you contribute to a business that makes a difference for the communities it serves.  

Our culture fosters a collaborative environment where everyone chips in for the good of the cooperative as a whole.  

No matter what location you’re in or what department you serve, River Valley Cooperative employees care about what they do. And it shows. 


River Valley Cooperative is a dynamic ag-industry powerhouse with over 300 full-time employees at 39 locations. We seek employees who want to support local farmers, families, and communities. 

We welcome motivated, talented people passionate about agriculture and developing close-knit relationships with local communities. We’ll help you enhance your skills and explore new horizons—while you learn, grow and succeed. 

Follow the link below for current openings.


River Valley Cooperative supports our employees with competitive compensation, excellent benefits, advanced technologies and training. And we also foster a family atmosphere through fun activities, including potlucks, grill-outs and holiday team outings. Our employees and their families make lifelong friends through the cooperative. 

Motivated employees are given every opportunity to grow, and they are rewarded with:  

  • Valuable experience and training to transition into leadership roles. 
  • Career pathways for professional advancement through on-the-job training and continuing education. 
  • Promotions within the cooperative whenever possible.  


As a full-time employee, you'll enjoy meaningful work with opportunities for growth. Our outstanding benefits include: 

  • Group Health Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Long-term Disability 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Clothing Allowance 
  • Retirement Plans (401(k) - Traditional and Roth)


We offer excellent part-time positions, and seasonal opportunities are available to provide support to our operations staff during busy seasons. Work close to home for competitive wages and gain the potential for a full-time career if that’s your goal. 


Help us shape the future of agriculture with an internship at River Valley Cooperative. Our internship program offers a wide range of progressive, hands-on, well-paid opportunities for students.  

An internship provides an inside look at the daily work that takes place within our agronomy, energy, feed, and grain business units. Interns gain experience, make valuable contacts and learn firsthand about careers within agribusiness.  

The details 

River Valley Cooperative internships typically last 10-12 weeks at locations across Iowa and Illinois. Our goal is to prepare interns for success as they transition into full-time roles.  

Summer Internships – We begin searching for summer interns in September and October at local career fairs, with offers being extended by December.  

Spring and Fall Operations Internships – We begin sourcing for spring internships in February, with March-June start dates. We source fall internships in August for October-December work needs.  

AAS Ag Program Sponsorship

River Valley Cooperative is pleased to announce the River Valley Cooperative AAS Ag Program Sponsorship. River Valley Cooperative offers four (4) two-year full tuition sponsorships to high school seniors pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Ag degree at a participating technical college. River Valley Cooperative supports deserving students who have a passion for agriculture, a desire to attain their educational goals, and are driven to succeed to their fullest ability.

Student Eligibility:

  • High school senior, graduating mid-term or in the spring
  • Legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must major in the AAS Ag program at a participating technical college:
    • Black Hawk East Community College: Galva, IL
      • Agriculture Production AAS
      • Agribusiness Management AAS
      • Agriculture Mechanics Technology AAS
    • Kirkwood Community College: Cedar Rapids, IA
      • Agriculture Science AAS
      • Diesel Truck Technology AAS
      • Agricultural Business Management
    • Eastern Iowa Community Colleges: Muscatine, IA, and Davenport, IA
      • Agribusiness Management AAS
      • Diesel Technology AAS
    • Illinois Valley Community College: Oglesby, IL
      • Agronomy AAS
      • Agricultural Business Management AAS
    • Illinois Central College: Peoria, IL
      • Agricultural Science and Technology AAS
      • Diesel Powered Equipment Technology AAS
    • Southeastern Community College: Burlington, IA
      • Agribusiness AAS

Sponsorship recipients shall be determined by an internal River Valley Cooperative committee. This sponsorship will be based on leadership, character, and community involvement. Funds will be disbursed to the college directly following registration and receiving a copy of the completion of the registration. The award is applied to all four (4) semesters of the AAS Ag Degree.

Requirements: Sponsorship recipients must complete the AAS Ag program in person or online. Recipients will be scheduled for part-time employment to complete their on-the-job training (OJT) during the duration of the program to gain hands-on experience and knowledge. Recipients shall remain employed for two (2) years minimum following graduation.


Mailing Instructions:

River Valley Cooperative

AAS Ag Program Sponsorship

PO Box 256

Eldridge, IA 52748

Completed forms may also be emailed to Samantha Jones at If you have any questions, please contact Samantha at 563-285-1724.



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