February 25, 2021

Jake Baur: Grain Operations Intern


Meet Jake Baur, MaxYield’s Grain Operations Intern.

Where do you call home?

I grew up in Winterset, Iowa on a row crop and livestock farm. We produce corn, soybeans and previously had a large cow-calf operation.

Where do you go to school, what is your major and why?

I am majoring in Agriculture Systems Technology (AST) at Iowa State University. Growing up on a farm shaped me into a hands-on learner and I developed a special interest in the continually growing field of agricultural technology. With AST I’m able to have hands-on experience and learn more about technology that applies to farmers and how they operate.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

I came across MaxYield’s internship program during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair at Iowa State. I applied for the Grain Operations Internship because I wanted to gain experience in the areas of grain handling and grain quality. MaxYield was one of the few companies offering an Internship in this area, so I am excited to be interning with MaxYield this summer.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

During my time at MaxYield I hope to gain experience in grain handling and grain quality. I also hope to gain knowledge of how a full-service cooperative location functions, including everything from the agronomy side to the grain side.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I like to stay active, especially in the summer. I enjoy biking, playing rugby and training for triathlons. I also like to spend time helping on my family’s farm.

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