Six SEED Development Professionals Begin Career at Keystone

Jun 14, 2024

Providing experiences and professional development opportunities to employees is incredibly important to Keystone Cooperative. One way we deliver on this promise is through our newly developed SEED (Securing Experience + Employee Development) program. This program was designed for applicants who do not want to pursue higher education, and instead they can commit to working for Keystone for at least two years. In this two-year period, these students will get the opportunity to understand everything our cooperative has to offer by gaining hands-on experience with each of our divisions. At the end of the two-year experience, the employee gets to decide where to continue their career with the cooperative.
From grain and agronomy to energy and swine/animal nutrition, and even reaching into our corporate office, these students will be able to participate in a program like no other. While receiving all the benefits that come along with being a full-time Keystone Cooperative employee, all their professional trainings and accreditations will be provided by us as well.
Keystone Cooperative could not be more excited to welcome these six individuals as our inaugural class of SEED Developmental Professionals, and we remain centered on providing opportunities for a fulfilling career close to home.
See below to learn more about our newly hired SEED Development Professionals:
Koby Bahler
Tri County High School Graduate
While in FFA, Koby competed in contests ranging from Marketing and Ag Issues to Regional Entomology. While working on his family farm, he was also active in his school’s National Honor Society and his church’s youth group, along with being a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball.

Ava Coddington
Northeastern Wayne High School Graduate
During her time in FFA, Ava competed in numerous contests including, but not limited to, forestry, soils judging, and parliamentary procedure. While serving as her FFA Chapter’s Student Advisor for her senior year, she also was a member of her school’s choir, volleyball and tennis teams, National Honor Society, and Bible Club.

Clay Haddon
Indiana Agriculture & Technology School Graduate
Whether it was soil evaluation, forestry, parliamentary procedure, welding, or competing nationally in livestock judging, Clay participated in many contests as an FFA member. While serving as a chapter officer for many years, he also is a ten-year member of 4-H, a member of both Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, and he shows livestock on the Indiana Junior Beef Cattle Association and the Indiana Junior Club Lamb Circuit.

Brent Harvey
Rensselaer Central High School Graduate
From working at the Indiana FFA Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair, to serving as a chapter officer for three years, Brent’s love for FFA is clear! As a member, he competed in parliamentary procedure, dairy judging, and soil judging; all while being on his school’s baseball and tennis teams, as well as being a ten-year 4-H member.
Shelby McGhee
Danville Community High School Graduate
Participating in dairy, soils, and forestry judging, Shelby’s connection to FFA goes beyond the blue jacket! While attending Indiana FFA’s Seeking Opportunities and Achieving Results (SOAR) Conference, she was also an avid member of her youth group and loves to spend time with her animals and friends.

Eliza Uliczny
Fishers High School Graduate
Contests like agricultural marketing and communications, as well has horticulture and landscape management demonstrations, are what drew Eliza to FFA. While being a chapter officer, competing in multiple contests, and participating in many FFA events; she also found herself being involved in her school’s soccer team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as her church’s youth group.

Click here to learn more about SEED and to apply for the class of 2025.

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