March 2, 2021

My MaxYield Internship: Brandon Benschoter

Meet Brandon Benschoter, MaxYield’s Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling Intern

20150617_maxyield_499 (681x1024) - BrandonWhat inspired you to study agriculture?
I grew up around farming, and have been around tractors and semis ever since I can remember. I have a strong passion for agriculture and I feel there are many opportunities available for me and my future.

Why did you apply for MaxYield’s Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling Internship?
Growing up in Algona, I am very familiar with the MaxYield brand. I have also talked to several people and everyone has good things to say about working for MaxYield, and I wanted to experience it for myself.

Who is your mentor this summer, and how have they helped you through your first few weeks at MaxYield?
My mentor for the summer is Tim Bruns. He has been a big help when it comes to planning and keeping my days organized. He is very knowledgeable and willing to share and answer any questions I have. Tim has helped me learn what chemicals can and can’t be sprayed at certain plant stages, and he has helped me become better at weed and bug identification.

What have you learned through your internship, and what has been your favorite part about your internship so far?
My internship so far has taught me a lot about weeds, chemicals, and crop staging. My favorite part of my internship is that MaxYield is doing their best to help me experience all aspects of the company and agriculture in general.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?
As the summer progresses I am most looking forward to learning about the finished process of what I have been doing these first few weeks.

What challenges are you looking to tackle as the summer progresses?I am learning that it is not always easy to keep a positive attitude with the long hours, but I am looking forward to doing my best to stay positive, and to continue to learn new things as the summer progresses.

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