July 16, 2018

Cody Tjossem Brings Unique Interests to Internship

Soil sampling and crop scouting intern, Cody Tjossem, from Sutherland, IA, will be a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Business. While it is typical of soil sampling and crop scouting interns at MaxYield to study ag business or agronomy, Cody’s minor in supply chain management makes him unique. “I knew I wanted to study agriculture in college, but I also enjoy building things. Supply chain is about collecting the supplies and creating an end product as efficiently as possible,” Cody shared. In his free time, Cody enjoys boating on Lake Okoboji and golfing.

What have you enjoyed about your internship?

Being outside and always staying busy are what make this internship stand out among others. I get the chance to tag along with my mentors, Megan Phelan and Brian Cable, which allows me to see what they do on a day-to-day basis and gain a greater variety of experiences.

What is the work environment like at MaxYield?

I would describe MaxYield as being friendly. Everyone here is always willing to lend a hand, teach me something new, or help me out when I’m not sure where I’m going.

How has this internship helped to define your career goals?

The crop scouting and soil sampling internship has been a great way to for me gain the agronomic base knowledge that is needed for any career in agriculture. Learning this has been important, but science doesn’t excite me as much as other fields. I’m interested in learning more about different positions within equipment companies, and how my interest in supply chain management could be utilized in the field of agriculture.

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