Employment Opportunities


At the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), we provide research-based innovative solutions to farmers, producers and citizens.  Our areas of research include agronomy and soil science, dairy, horticulture, renewable energy, and swine.  

Help Wanted

Integrated Plant Systems Research Intern work with an multidisciplinary team of researchers to develop pennycress as a cash cover crop in the Morris area, mid-May through early August, 40 hours per week. Open to undergraduate students. Learn more and apply

Horticulture Summer Intern from May - August, 2023. Ideal for an undergraduate student interested in horticulture, plant science, or agriculture. Assist with growing flower cultivars in greenhouse, field plantings, plant trials, data collection, and vegetable plots. Contact Nate Dalman.

Facilities & Maintenance Crew be part of our summer grounds crew! No two days are the same - our crew completes a variety of tasks. From May - August, 2023 at 40 hours per week. Open to undergraduate students. Contact Adam Erickson.

Horticulture Summer Crew help us maintain the beauty of the Horticulture Display Garden, assist with our various horticultural research projects, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and outreach events. Begins mid-May and runs through mid-August, 2023, 40 hours per week. Open to undergraduate students. Contact Nate Dalman.

Part-time milkers needed for our dairy herd.  Schedule is flexible and includes mornings, evenings, weekdays and weekends. To apply, please contact Kim Oachs by emailing [email protected].

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.