How To Apply:
1. Click on a current posting  for more information and duties of job.

2. Complete a General Job Application Form. Download form below and mail in or upload form and submit online.

3. To submit online click 'Apply Now' tob. Fill out form and upload your application and/or resume.

4. To apply by mail print off pdf of the application. Fill out and submit to:

         American Plains Co-op

          P.O. Box #68

          Great Bend, KS 67530

5. Applicants may Email job applications to:

6. Applicants seeking a position requiring a CDL will also need to fill out the Driver Application Form.


Application Technician Program

The Application Technician Program is a new initiative to help potential candidates understand that there are rewarding, great paying careers in agriculture that may not require a traditional four-year college degree. Through this program, we will provide in-depth, in-house training to anyone who wants to pursue a career as a commercial applicator. This structured program provides the necessary machinery, crop, and chemical training to set you up for success. We also provide in-house CDL certification as part of the program. To learn more, reach out to our Agronomy Operations Manager, Brandon Ochs at or stop by our main office in Great Bend to visit in person. 


Full Time Employee Benefits

We are focused on providing top-tier benefits to our full-time team members! 

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Defined Benefits Co-op Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Salary Continuance
  • Supplemental Insurances: Cancer, Accident, Stroke, Vision, etc.
  • 401K with Matching %
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave Paid Time Off
  • Funeral Pay
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • MASA Medical Transportation Service Membership (Emergency Medical Transport)


The John Hiss Memorial Scholarship

American Plains Co-op offers a scholarship to a senior in the Barton County or surrounding Counties.  Applicants must attend Barton County Community College; show scholastic ability, financial need, leadership and citizenship.  Special attention will be given to applicant pursuing an education in an agricultural field, but other applicants will be considered.
The Scholarship is for $1,000 per year for a full time student.  It is renewable for an additional year at Barton County Community College at the discretion of the scholarship committee if certain criteria are meet.  



Internships offer the opportunity for young people to spend time immersed in our organization. Interns get to participate in the daily activities of our full-time staff from across multiple departments. Typically positioned in Seed, Precision Ag, or Agronomy, interns will get to experience everything from scouting crops to assisting on sales calls, delivering seed and agronomy products, helping with our extensive test plot system, interacting with patrons, and many other activities. Interns will also spend time in each of our other departments in order to see how the cooperative works as a whole. 

Each summer, we start our interns out with extensive training on the cooperative system through a program created by the Kansas Cooperative Council. At this training, our interns learn in depth about the cooperative system. Topics include: why cooperatives are formed, member benefits typically included, and about how the Kansas Cooperative Council is involved at the State level. Participants also get to visit and tour the Kansas State Capital in Topeka. This program is paid for as part of the internship experience.

Representatives from our cooperative attend multiple career fairs at colleges across the state to find qualified candidates for our internship program. These career fairs are a fantastic time to ask questions and learn more about what an internship with our company is all about.