Fall 2021

Northwest Farm Credit: Rural, Real Estate, Operating Loans; Farm Loans; Country Home Loans; Lot Loans; Equipment Financing; Young and Beginning Producers; Crop Insurance; Business Management Education; Property Appraisals

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college recruiting Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders 13 Northwest FCS Discovering career ambitions in our internship program In our 12-week paid internship program, students are exposed to a wide variety of roles and job functions. This exploratory journey allows them to discover their areas of interest and career ambitions. For many students, the internship program is a steppingstone into our trainee program. About 80% of interns return to work for us following graduation. Jumpstarting careers with our trainee program When students join us straight out of college, they enter a comprehensive training program to jumpstart their careers and industry expertise. The program includes designated coaches and interaction with experienced professionals. Trainees can expect to be involved in farm visits, classroom training, hands-on experience and more. They also have the opportunity to collaborate as a team with learning and projects throughout the program. Upon completion, we do our best to match the career goals and desired location of the trainee with the organization's needs and capacity. We recognize and appreciate the skills gained in these trainee roles which often leads to addition- al lateral and vertical mobility within the company. Northwest Farm Credit is a dynamic organization offering terrific career opportunities. We believe in fostering the next generation of leaders through unique learning opportunities specifically designed for college students interested in joining our team. Bailey Storms joined our Blackfoot, Idaho branch as an intern interested in appraisal services. After walking the exploratory journey and shadowing a variety of roles, she soon discovered a desire to be a credit officer. She has since completed the trainee program and now serves in our Missoula, Montana branch as a credit officer. She is also a Northwest FCS recruiting ambassa- dor at the University of Idaho. "The trainee program is six months dedicated to learning, shadowing and practicing," said Bailey. "Take advantage of the opportunity at your fingertips – reach out to people, make connections and ask lots of questions. Everyone is so supportive and willing to help." Learn More

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