Working at RVC

Employee Development: Our motto of “Your Success, Our Future” extends to our employees. We firmly believe our employees are the key to our success. We provide personal and team development opportunities to give our employees the skills and tools they need to do their job and thrive in their job and personal life.

Benefits: Our commitment to helping our employees live the healthiest lives possible include supporting all aspects of wellness such as physical, financial, social and emotional well-being. We offer medical, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement plan and company match; profit sharing; tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Community: River Valley believes in supporting the communities in which we live, work and play. We regularly support city parks, fire and rescue, and ag focused programming in education through financial donations.  In addition, our employees support “food fights” to collect non-perishable items for local food banks and have 25 employees involved in their local volunteer fire/rescue/EMS programs. We are proud to be a community focused company.

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We are always looking to add great talent to our teams. View open positions with River Valley Cooperative.

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Who We Hire

Our people are behind the success at River Valley. We each play a role to provide goods and services to our member owners. Here are some basic snapshots of daily activities of our teams.

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River Valley recruits at the top colleges and universities in our area to bring the best new talent to our organization. Our Interns are a part of the team, and gain real-life work experiences and knowledge to apply what they’ve learned in school.

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What is a Cooperative?

Cooperatives actually date back thousands of years. The first recognized cooperative business in the U.S. was a mutual fire insurance company, founded in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin, which continues to operate today. Although River Valley Cooperative isn’t quite that old, our roots do go back to 1906, when a group of local farmers pooled their grain together. They had a need, fulfilled it, and a cooperative was born.

River Valley Cooperative is just one of over 47,000 cooperatives operating throughout the U.S. There are many type of cooperatives and they are in every business sector of our economy. These include agronomy cooperatives (like ours), housing, food, health care, energy, child care, credit unions, and insurance companies, just to name a few. Cooperatives are like most other businesses, but being a cooperative makes us unique in many different ways. 

Our business is based on the standard seven cooperative principles of:

  • Voluntary and open membership

  • Democratic member control

  • Economic participation by members

  • Autonomy and independence

  • Education, training and information

  • Cooperation among cooperatives

  • Concern for community