As more and more environmental issues rise to the surface and permeate cities and the countryside, those working in urban agriculture will become even more important to a worldwide commitment to sustainable, safe food and communities for all.
Cargill hires hundreds of students and recent graduates for summer, internship, co-op and entry-level jobs across Canada each year in many areas, including sales, accounting, operations, engineering, marketing, agronomy, management and quality assurance.
Sarah Polnik, a 24-year-old graduate of the renewable resources program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), started her career with Cargill as a summer student and she is now an operations management trainee in Carseland, Alta., about an hour south east of Calgary.
Dustin, a third-year agronomy student at the University of Manitoba, took an important step toward becoming an agronomist last summer when he completed an agronomy assistant internship with Cargill. Read the article to find out why he’s planning to work with Cargill again this summer.
Laurier BBA grad Stephanie Snyder grew up on a dairy farm in New Hamburg, Ont., and today she works as a TD Agriculture Services account manager to help farmers in and around her hometown to support the financial aspects of their farming operations.