Our cooperative is proud to be a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, which means we’re part of a nationwide network of locally owned co-ops that help our members use energy wisely.
At the Iowa State Fair in August, the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Iowa are, again, sponsoring the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building on the south side of the fairgrounds. We’re looking forward to connecting with fairgoers and rural 4-H families at our booth in the air-conditioned building.
With a new, interactive display, electric co-op employees will be talking about cooperative careers and our commitment to leadership development with the national Youth Tour program for high school students.
Throughout rural Iowa, more than 1,200 people are employed full-time at locally owned electric cooperatives. We hire skilled workers like linemen and mechanics in addition to professionals like accountants, engineers, communicators, human resources managers, economic development officers, administrators and customer care representatives. Electric co-ops offer competitive pay and generous benefits in an exciting and challenging industry. Stop by our booth during the Iowa State Fair to learn more about education scholarships, job openings and internship opportunities.
For over 60 years, Iowa’s electric cooperatives have been sending high school students to Washington, D.C. every June for leadership development at the national Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. On the weeklong Youth Tour trip, students with a passion for government, leadership and service will meet with elected officials, learn more about American history, visit dozens of monuments and museums, and come home with a greater understanding of electric cooperatives. Learn more about the program and sign up for more information at our booth during the fair.
We’re excited to share our cooperative story at the Iowa State Fair; stop by our booth and say hello!