December 2, 2020

Informative Trip to Feed Mill and Ethanol Plant

By: PJ Frederick

A major perk of my internship with MaxYield is the variety of learning field trips we are able to enjoy. On Tuesday, our intern team made a trip to the Hobarton Feed Mill and Lakota Ethanol plant. This was a great learning experience and an awesome way to learn more about those particular parts of the industry. I enjoy being able to see other operations of the co-op in real time and explore the different ways MaxYield serves its clients.

The Hobarton Feed Mill gave me an opportunity to see how large scale feed operations are ran and helped me appreciate the grain-to-feed process.  At Lakota, I was interested to learn how the Dried Distillers’ Grain (DDG) was made and how they were able to also market DDGs and Corn Oil as well as ethanol.

The most interesting part of both sites for me was the large scale of the operation and hearing the large number of bushels they are able to process.

 

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