Extra Spring Help and a Chance to Learn

By Jake Oldenburg, Operations Division Manager

In NuWay Cooperative’s operations division, all of our seasonal employees are coming back for spring, except for one—and we’re advertising for even more seasonal help to make sure our customers have what they need when they need it. Two young men have traveled from the other side of the world to lend a hand.

Ievgenni Shapoval and Vitalii Kozhushko, both citizens of Ukraine, arrived in Minnesota around March 1 after spending time in Ft. Dodge, IA, where they earned their CDLs and received training in the skills needed to operate our vehicles.

Ievgenni and Vitalii will be with NuWay Cooperative for nine months as part of an internship program that gives them experience in American culture and agriculture and gives us the benefit of their help during the busy growing season.

When you meet them, please greet them warmly. Ask the two men about agriculture in the Ukraine, one of the world’s largest wheat-producing regions, and what they are hoping to gain from their experience here with NuWay. Share the knowledge and experience you’ve gained in farming the Upper Midwest.

Our hope is that they will feel right at home working with NuWay Cooperative and its members.
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