Are you a Senior FFA Member?

The RISE FFA Career Program was developed to encourage employment with Sunrise Cooperative immediately following high school graduation. Sunrise is a leading agricultural and energy cooperative located in Ohio. This is a full-time position that will focus on all aspects of the cooperative, and will work alongside fellow employees to grow the success of Sunrise customer-owners. Learn more about this exciting oportunity below. The application will open for 2024 graduating seniors Fall 2023.

“The FFA RISE program is a way to actively invest in our future leaders. Together with Ohio FFA and this program we can grow success.”
– George D. Secor, President/CEO Sunrise Cooperative




Learn the details of the RISE FFA Career Program from this live ZOOM call with Sunrise Cooperative President/CEO, George D. Secor, Vice President of Marketing, Morgan Niedermier, and Ohio FFA Executive Director, Jessica Parish. 

Position Overview

Are you a high school Senior active in your FFA Chapter?
We have a position for you.
This position requires a four-year commitment. The first two years will be spent rotating through different divisions learning about Sunrise Cooperative. Following the introductory two years, the individual will be evaluated and placed into a position based on their interest/expertise for the remainder of their commitment at Sunrise. At the end of the four-year commitment the individual will be assessed to determine their future with Sunrise.

The individual chosen for this position will receive a signing bonus of a Jeep Gladiator truck. The home chapter of the hired recipient will receive $1,000 to help enhance their local FFA program.

The application process for the 2023 RISE FFA Career Program will open in September of 2022. The application will open for 2024 graduating seniors Fall 2023.

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Meet Our Sunrise University Team

The RISE FFA Career Program is a great opportunity for high school seniors active in the FFA to join the workforce right away!

the most recent group of RISE FFA Career Program employees Detail their First Year of experience.



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

About Sunrise Cooperative

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is a leading agricultural and energy cooperative located in Ohio. We are committed to bringing innovative choices and expert solutions to our customers. We know our customers have choices in the products and services they want, which is why we are tightly focused on their needs. At Sunrise, we strive to offer the best choices delivered by the best team.

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Join Our Team!

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?