A Team Dedicated to Success  

The employees of Sunrise Cooperative, a leading agricultural and energy cooperative located in Ohio, begin each day dedicated to focusing their expertise on growing our customer-owner's success. We provide team-based solutions across multiple platforms including agronomy, grain, energy, feed, precision agriculture and crop nutrition through PCT | Sunrise.

Our employee onboarding program is focused on RISE, Recruiting Innovative Sunrise Employees. We strive to build our team around individuals who are creative, out of the box thinkers that have a desire to be successful and evolve their career.

Does this sound like you? Whether you're looking for a full-time, part-time, or internship opportunity you'll find what you need here.


RISE FFA Career Program

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2024 RISE FFA Career Program recipients. Slated to join Sunrise as full-time employees following graduation are Riley Collins from Hillsboro FFA, Seth Crytzer and Braydon Rakovec from Hillsdale FFA, Cara Deam of West-Liberty Salem FFA, Skylar England of Bellevue FFA, Alex Lamma from Sidney FFA, Seth Lenke from Oak Harbor FFA, Bodie Rogers of Tecumseh FFA, Ethan Scaggs from Lincolnview FFA, Madison Shell of Clyde FFA, Boston Smith from South Central FFA and Ben Sonnanstine from Miami Valley Career Technology Center FFA.

Following graduation, these individuals will officially join the team at Sunrise and will work their way through our RISE FFA Career Program, otherwise referred to as Sunrise University. Over the next four years, our new hires will gain hands-on, real-life job experiences, while learning all facets of the cooperative.

In addition to full-time employment, Alex Lamma was selected as the top recipient and will receive a 2023 Jeep Gladiator, that the 2023-2024 Ohio FFA President Luke Jennings drove during his tenure, as a signing bonus. Along with his top honor, he earned a $1,000 FFA chapter donation from Sunrise.

Sunrise is also honored to present Riley, Seth, Braydon, Cara, Skylar, Seth, Bodie, Ethan, Madison, Boston and Ben’s FFA chapters with a $500 chapter donation on their behalf. Traditionally, Sunrise presented each new hire with a $250 chapter donation, but we were honored to double that amount in 2024.

Candidates for the RISE FFA Career Program needed to be a 2024 high school graduate and active with their FFA chapter. They had to submit an application, along with an essay on how the FFA has prepared them for a career with Sunrise. The Ohio FFA Foundation reviewed and interviewed the applicants and made the selection of the recipients for a full-time position with Sunrise upon graduation.

The RISE FFA Career Program was developed in 2019 and serves two purposes: provide an avenue to reach the future leaders of agriculture, while supporting the Ohio FFA Association State President during their term in office.

For more information on the Sunrise RISE FFA Career Program you can visit the Sunrise website at or the Ohio FFA website at The application process for the 2025 program will open in the fall. If you have any questions contact Morgan Niedermier, Vice President of Marketing, at (419) 332-6468 ext. 222 or through email at

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is a leading agricultural and energy cooperative with its corporate headquarters located in Fremont, Ohio. We offer team-based solutions across multiple divisions including agronomy, grain and energy, as well as a nationally recognized precision ag department and our own crop nutrition division, PCT | Sunrise. Sunrise is a 100-percent farmer-owned cooperative, and we are committed to bringing innovative choices and expert solutions to our customer-owners. At Sunrise, we offer you the best choices delivered by the best team through our state-of-the art facilities and expertly trained employees. We strive each day to grow your success.



Sunrise Cooperative offers a diverse and lucrative compensation and benefits package to all full-time employees. As a member of the Sunrise Cooperative team you receive:

  • Bi-weekly, direct deposit pay 
  • Benefit package offers: 
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-term Disability
    • Accident Insurance
    • Illness Insurance
    • 401(k) savings plan 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) allotted at hiring 
  • Profit sharing based on company profitability

Summer Internships


• Learn about the products and services offered, along operational procedures of the Sunrise agronomy, energy and precisions teams. 

• Lead the scouting efforts on fields assigned. Fill out required forms and provide a scouting report to the agronomy team on a routine basis. 

• Gain precision ag experience through soil and tissue sampling, analyzing results and making recommendations, as well as sales/installation of precision equipment. 

• Develop marketing knowledge of products through placement of field signs and participating in regional grower, sales and operation meetings. 

• Expand operations management knowledge in planning, logistics, labor management and dispatching. • Educate farmers on risk management programs offered by Sunrise including VantagePointe®, Input Financing, Fertilizer Grain Ratio Program, etc. 

• Enhance knowledge around crop nutrition, crop production, biologicals and seed treatment products developed and sold through our PCT | Sunrise® brand. 

• Provide excellent customer service and assist customers as needed. 

• Learn and experience the propane side of our energy business. 

• Complete a summer project and present it to the Sunrise leadership team. All interns who present a project have the opportunity to receive a Sunrise scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded.

Meet Our 2023 Interns