November 24, 2020

Crop Scouting and Soil Sampling Intern: Connor Langerman

20160613_maxyield_174What are some responsibilities you have at MaxYield?

I spent the first part of my summer soil sampling for SciMax. The last part of the summer will be spent scouting fields for weeds and crop damage. I will learn about weed identification and how to find solutions customized to a specific problem.

Who is your mentor and how have they helped you at MaxYield?

Throughout the soil sampling process my mentor was Rodney Legleiter. He gave us all the tools and skillset we needed to be successful and was great at answering questions if we had any. Now that I have been crop scouting, my mentor is Tim Bruns. Tim is very knowledgeable and good at what he does. I am excited to learn from him as I continue crop scouting this summer.

What has been your favorite part of your internship so far?

What I like about being a crop scouting and soil sampling intern is that my summer has been very diverse. I have gained skills in agronomy, ag systems technology and more. I also like the hands-on aspect of the internship. At MaxYield the interns are given freedom and responsibility, which brings us plenty of opportunities to get our hands dirty and learn from real-life situations.

What are your career goals after graduation?

After I graduate from South Dakota State University with a degree in Ag Systems Technology I hope to work at an agriculture cooperative as an Ag Systems Technology Specialist or an Agronomy Specialist. My time at MaxYield has shown me how a cooperative works and given me a good look at what working at a cooperative is like. This experience will help me in the future as I narrow down my career path.

What advice would you give to someone who is looking to intern with MaxYield?

I would tell a future intern to get involved in the cooperative. There are many people that you can learn from at MaxYield and everyone is more than willing to help the interns learn. MaxYield is a successful, growing company and it is important to take advantage of the wide variety of learning opportunities available to you.

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