August 14, 2018

Katie Decker: Communications/Client Relations Intern

My name is Katie Decker, and I’m the face behind the “From the Field” blog this summer! I’m from Rockwell City, IA, and am the communications/client relations intern at MaxYield. I will be a sophomore at Iowa State University in the fall, majoring in Agricultural Communications. I’m excited for a jam-packed summer filled with tasks that encourage me to learn by doing, and experiences that prompt intriguing questions.

Last fall, I entered the Iowa State University Ag & Life Sciences career fair with the determination of finding an internship that would challenge me, build my writing and design skills, and open my eyes to various sectors of agriculture. The communications/client relations internship at MaxYield, with Chad Meyer as my mentor, has proven to be a great match for my goals. In just the few weeks I’ve been here, I’ve already been involved in a variety of projects. A few of these include coordinating the annual tractor calendar, planning aspects of the My Solutions magazine, conducting interviews with interns and trainees, and learning about the variety of things that go on at MaxYield’s locations across northern Iowa.

My mentor, Chad Meyer, has done a fantastic job including me in a variety of projects. He does his best to personalize the internship to best fit my goals and interests. In the next few weeks, I am especially looking forward to working with free-lance photographer, Greg Latza, while he photographs for the next issue of the My Solutions magazine.

I look forward to the remainder of my summer at MaxYield!

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