February 25, 2021

My MaxYield Internship: Clint McConnell

What are the Clintmost valuable skills you gained as a MaxYield intern? Working with the grain department has helped me to have a better understanding of how to follow and hedge markets and learn about the different types of contracts.

 What are some opportunities you have had this summer that you didn’t expect? I was grateful that I had the opportunity to sit in on many important meetings with both MaxYield team members and MaxYield’s business partners. I also had the opportunity to job shadow Mick Hoover and Brad Shirk at the Mallard location with Haley Banwart.

How has MaxYield influenced your goal to pursue a career in agriculture? I have realized that I enjoy working within the agriculture industry and I look forward to pursuing a career in agricultural business.

 What are some lessons you have learned that you will take with you as your college career progresses? I have learned what it is like to interact with other people in a business setting and have gained an overall knowledge of how co-ops are operated and organized.  I will also take with me words of wisdom from my mentors Karl Setzer, Rick Abrahamson, and Harry Bormann. “Buy low, sell high.”

How has MaxYield expanded your perspective on agriculture? MaxYield has definitely broadened by perspective on agriculture as I have a better understanding of how the industry works on many levels such as markets.

What is one of your most memorable experiences as a MaxYield intern? I have really enjoyed getting to know the other interns by spending time with them on industry tours and having supper with them at the Banwart farm.


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