February 25, 2021

Brock Beadle – Grain Operations Intern

Brock BeadleWant to know what a MaxYield internship is really like? Ask a former intern. After Brock Beadle talked to 2012 intern Ben Matson from Buffalo Center, he was convinced this was the right opportunity.

“Ben recommended this internship to me, and I can see why,” said Beadle, 22, an ag studies major from Swea City, who will graduate from ISU in December of 2014. “I’d definitely recommend a MaxYield internship.”

Q: What inspired you to study agriculture in college?
A: I grew up on a crop farm near Swea City and have always been interested in agriculture. I was involved with FFA at North Sentral Kossuth High School before I graduated in 2010. I studied agriculture at Iowa Central Community College before transferring to ISU. I also help out my older brother, Brandon, who farms with my grandfather, Clifford Beadle.

Q: What have you enjoyed about your MaxYield grain operations internship?
A: My internship has given me a good understanding of the grain business and the cooperative world. I’ve been based in Belmond, where I’ve loaded trains, dried corn, loaded and unloaded trucks, and moved grain throughout the facility. No two days are alike. I also like the flexibility of the MaxYield internship. If I want to learn something about agronomy, MaxYield gives me these opportunities.

Q: How have you benefited by having Dave Hubka as your mentor at MaxYield?
A: Dave and the MaxYield team always answer my questions and help me learn. I’ve also gained a lot of responsibility since I’ve been here.

Q: What are your career goals after graduation?
A: I’d like to stay in the Midwest, and I’d definitely like to work in agriculture.
Interesting facts about Brock

• During his years at ISU, Brock has worked part-time at CRD Advisors, a seed research company near Ames. Brock cleans and treats seed, bags seed, and helps with fieldwork.

• In his free time, Brock likes to hunt, fish, and spend time with friends.

• Brock enjoys watching college sports, including ISU football.

A Minute With MaxYield Mentor Dave Hubka, Belmond location leader

Q: What have you enjoyed about working with Brock?
A: Brock is ambitious, asks good questions, is self-sufficient, and can work independently. It’s also a plus that he’s mechanically inclined.

Q: What traits/skills does Brock possess that fit well with MaxYield’s culture?
A: Brock is a go-getter and a fast learner. He’s also friendly and understands the importance of client care, which makes MaxYield stand out in a positive way. He’s got every aspect
MaxYield wants in a team member.

Q: How does MaxYield’s internship program benefit both students and MaxYield?

A: I like to help interns see all the divisions of MaxYield, so they can find the right fit for their interests. Our interns play a key role in providing solutions to our clients, and we enjoy helping them learn new skills. We hope interns like Brock will want to come back to MaxYield someday so they can apply these skills as full-time team members.


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