February 27, 2021

TAYLOR KLUVER, Client Relations/Communications Intern

20150616_maxyield_131 (681x1024)Since Taylor Kluver grew up on a farm near Britt and was a past MaxYield scholarship winner, she was no stranger to MaxYield. She wanted to learn more about the company, however, and is glad she applied for an internship.

“I’ve talked to a lot of past MaxYield interns, and they all had a lot of good things to say about the company,” said Kluver, a senior at ISU who is majoring in ag studies and minoring in agronomy. “I wanted to see for myself.”

Q: What inspired you to study agriculture in college?
A: I always knew I wanted to study ag and work in agriculture. Ag offers endless career options and a lot of opportunities for women.

Q: What have you enjoyed about your MaxYield communications internship?
A: I was interested in working for a cooperative and wanted to see it from the inside out. MaxYield has given me the chance to work on lots of different projects. I’ve helped with MaxYield’s 2016 tractor calendar and have enjoyed talking to the farmers and hearing their stories. I’ve also written blog posts and created videos featuring MaxYield’s 2015 interns. It has also been interesting to work on a media contact list for MaxYield and get a behind-the-scenes look at how My Solutions magazine is created. There’s a lot of attention to detail that goes into the final product.
I like how MaxYield encourages interns to learn about the various divisions of the cooperative and helps them get what they want out from their internship.

Q: How have you benefited by having Chad Meyer as your mentor at MaxYield?
A: Chad is very approachable and is open to suggestions. He’s also available to answer questions and help guide me. While he helps me learn, he’s not a micromanager. About once a week I get a task list from him, and he trusts me to get the work done. At MaxYield you’re treated like a team member, not an intern.

Q: What are your career goals after graduation?
A: I think I’d like to work in communications and marketing. I’d like to stay in Iowa, especially around my hometown area.

Interesting facts about Taylor:
• Taylor was a member of the Orthel Jolly Workers 4-H Club for nine years and enjoyed working on a variety of projects, from livestock to sewing to woodworking.
• While Taylor was a Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka Tiger through her junior year of high school, she became a Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Cardinal for her senior year in 2011-2012. While most of her friends went to Forest City High School, Taylor open-enrolled to Garner-Hayfield/Ventura due to the school’s phenomenal ag program.
• Taylor showed hogs and cattle through FFA, which also allowed her to expand her ag network. She especially loved the showmanship competitions. She continues to enjoy working with livestock on her family’s farm, especially at calving time.

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