Intern Spotlight - Jacob Schmidt

The WESTCO internship program is an integral component of the summer season. The interns help perform necessary duties while gaining valuable experience for future careers in the cooperative and agriculture industry.

Jacob Schmidt, who works out of the Gering office, is in the midst of his third summer as a WESTCO intern. Jacob came to WESTCO through WNCC’s Applied Agriculture Program, which he participated in his senior year of high school. Following graduation, Jacob was invited to come back to WESTCO for the summer of 2018.

Over the years and throughout the summer, Jacob performs a variety of Duties. “Right now I am mainly delivering fertilizer and chemical to growers as well as crop scouting,” he said. “Later in the year I expect to do some tissue sampling. I’ve helped in the parts room in years past and occasionally as an Aerial Application Assistant.

Jacob said the highlight of his internship with WESTCO is gaining hands-on experience, preparing him for his future career. This fall he will enter his third year at South Dakota State University, where he is a double major in Agronomy and Precision Agriculture. “I’m thinking right now, that I want to be an agronomist (following graduation).

Jacob stays busy with work and school but when he does find free time he enjoys hunting and playing video games.


Now through July 19, regular candy bars are two for $2.22 and king size are two for $3.33 at all WESTCO C-Stores. Locations include KC’s, Main, Martha’s and Terry’s in Alliance; Crawford; Hemingford and Frontiermart in Torrington.



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Fan of the Game

Baseball is back and WESTCO wants to see you at the game. Throughout games aired on local radio stations, post pictures of you cheering on the Alliance Spartans, Gering PVC, WESTCO Zephyrs or Torrington Tigers to the KCOW Radio Facebook pageKNEB Sports Twitter page or KGOS/KERM Facebook page respectively. A “Fan of the Game,” will be chosen to win a $20 WESTCO gift card!


 The WESTCO Tire Centers in Alliance, Hay Springs, Rushville, and Gordon service tires of all shapes and sizes. Call your local service center for any of your tire repair needs. 

Alliance 308-762-3291
Hay Springs 308-638-4423
Gordon 308-282-1033
Rushville 308-327-2438


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