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Category: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Type: Standard

Location: Jefferson City

Starts: May. 16, 2023

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


The Missouri Grain Inspection and Warehousing Division is all about protecting Missouri farmers and the state’s $6 billion grain industry. The division consists of three major programs to accomplish this goal. They are the Grain Regulatory Services Program (GRS), The Grain Inspection Services Program (GIS) and the Commodity Services Program (CSP). 

The Grain Regulatory Services Program is a regulatory program that provides oversite on commercial grain handling facilities operating within the state of Missouri. This is done by a licensing function that works to ensure that the grain companies interacting with Missouri farmers are financially sound and have sound business practices. GRS has an audit team for verification of the information.

The primary function of the Grain Inspection Services Program is to facilitate the marketing and sale of grain by providing accurate and consistent inspection and weighing information that describes the quantity and quality of grain being bought and sold. Last year, GIS provided inspections/grades for 353 million bushels of grain moved by a combination of rail and barge from the state.

The Commodity Services Program acts as an unbiased third party in the collection of various commodity check off funds. These funds are then distributed back to the various commodity merchandising councils. Last year, $30 million was collected and distributed back to the merchandising councils. This program also assists in the election of board members to the various commodity merchandising councils.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of Grain Inspection & Warehousing, is accepting applications for the Summer 2023 internship.  This position will be domiciled in Jefferson City and will require travel (vehicle provided for travel beyond Jefferson City office).

Salary:  $15.00/hour (full time during the summer)

Employment Dates:  Approx. mid-May 2023 through mid-August 2023 (will work with college schedule)


What you will be doing:

  • Gain hands-on experience in department’s role in regulating the state’s grain industry and protecting its grain producers.
  • Establish lasting relationships with leaders in Missouri’s grain industry.
  • Participate with Grain Regulatory auditors as they conduct onsite inspections and inventories.
  • Receive training in the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) grain sampling procedures.
  • Interact and work alongside employees as they weigh and load unit trains and barges destined for the export market.
  • Obtain experience and knowledge in the grain industry distribution network.



Must be a current college student pursuing a degree in an Agriculture related field.  Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a current freshman through Junior in college.  

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