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Press Release: Beck’s Offers Immersive Summer Internship Program

Opportunities increase for Midwest college students

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2021

ATLANTA, INDIANA – Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, offers an immersive summer internship program by providing college students with unique opportunities and an impactful experience.

“It’s our mission that interns have an experience beyond their day-to-day duties by creating a culture of mentorship and personal growth,” said Bethany Gremel, director of culture and brand experience at Beck’s.

In the summer of 2021, the company hosted 27 interns across multiple locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa. Beck’s internship program stretches across multiple departments in Practical Farm Research (PFR)®, research, corn breeding, production, research technology, finance, human resources, education, and marketing. Since 2017, Beck’s has also invited all interns to take part in a community service project and a professional development program.

“Our internship program integrates students into the company allowing them to tackle real-world work assignments. Our interns see first-hand the impact they make at Beck’s,” said Tanner Maxey, Beck’s talent acquisition specialist.

Danielle Dillon is a sophomore at the University of Missouri studying agribusiness management. Dillon was a PFR intern at Beck’s Effingham, Illinois, facility in the summer of 2021. Dillon shares that her internship taught her the art of collecting and analyzing data, but the connections she made became the most memorable aspect of her internship.

All Beck’s internships are paid and students can receive college credit, if applicable. The 2022 internship term will begin late-May and will conclude in early August.

Beck’s will be attending career fairs this fall at the following colleges:

  • University of Missouri
  • University of Illinois
  • Illinois State
  • Ohio State
  • Purdue University
  • Iowa State

To qualify for an internship, applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student or a graduate of an accredited college or university. For more information and to apply, visit or email Tanner Maxey at



About Beck's

Beck's- Farmers At Heart® - revolutionized the customer seed buying experience by remaining true to a foundation built on faith, family, and farming. Founded in 1937, Beck's appreciates the farmers who have helped them become the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third largest seed brand in the United States. The Beck family is now in its fifth generation of family members who work in the business to honor God and help farmers succeed. The Beck family and team of employees help farmers achieve success from generation to generation through authentic customer experiences, product diversity, seed quality, and performance. With a home office located in Atlanta, Ind., Beck's serves farmers throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. For more information about Beck's, visit Follow Beck's on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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