November 23, 2020

Connor Langerman, soil sampling/crop scouting intern

20160613_maxyield_172Connor Langerman is no stranger to MaxYield, since he grew up in the Whittemore area. After talking with Eric Goodman, a SciMax Solutions specialist, and previous MaxYield interns, Langerman knew a MaxYield internship was right for him.

“I’d been hearing good things about MaxYield and am glad I took this internship,” said Langerman, 20, a junior at South Dakota State University who is majoring in ag systems technology. “I’m surprised by how much I’ve learned.”

Q: What inspired you to study agriculture in college?

A: There are so many things you can do in agriculture, and there are lots of good jobs. It’s a growing field where the technology is constantly changing and advancing.

Q: What have you enjoyed about your MaxYield soil sampling/crop scouting internship?

A: The MaxYield team always takes the time to teach you. I like precision ag and making prescription maps. I’ve taken information I’ve learned back to my family’s manure pumping business, Langerman Enterprises, which serves hog units through northern Iowa. If you’re looking for a good internship, MaxYield is a great opportunity.

Q: How have you benefited by having Tim Bruns as your mentor at MaxYield?

A: Tim is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to show me things and teach me. Since there’s a lot about agriculture that you don’t learn in school, you can’t beat being in the field with someone who has years of experience.

Q: What are your career goals after graduation?

A:  I definitely want to work in agriculture and would like to come back to northern Iowa.

Editor’s note: Connor is the son of Jim and Stacie Langerman of Whittemore. In his free time, Connor enjoys fishing, hunting, boating and camping.

A Minute with MaxYield Mentor Tim Bruns, agronomy specialist

Q: What have you enjoyed about working with Connor?
 Connor has a good basic knowledge of agriculture. He’s also inquisitive, asks good questions and definitely wants to learn. I appreciate how he continues to keep an eye on the fields where he did soil testing this spring.

Q: What do you appreciate about MaxYield’s internship program?

A: The internship program is a win-win for everyone. The interns get to experience how MaxYield provides solutions for clients. MaxYield benefits from having more help during the summer and a proven way to recruit talent for our team. While the students discover that there is no perfect job as they experience the realities of full-time work, their internship helps them make a more informed career decision. We like to stay in touch with these students after their MaxYield internship is done and they pursue their career goals.

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