March 1, 2021

My MaxYield Internship: Collete Haag

Collete COMPMeet Collete Haag, MaxYield’s Grain Industry Intern

What are your career goals after graduation?
I want to become a CPA within the agricultural career field. As an accountant I want to assist farmers and agribusinesses with their financial needs.

What projects have you been involved with?
I have been working with Cory Thilges, MaxYield’s controller, on invoicing and also with Susan Post, MaxYield’s CFO on daily position summaries. I have found these projects very interesting to see the amount of grain that comes in throughout MaxYield’s locations.

What are some of the intern related activities you have been involved with this summer?
This summer I have been involved in many Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation events, including the Intern Welcome Breakfast, the golf outing, a finance skill building session, and a CEO Luncheon. The other interns and I had the opportunity to tour other facilities in the agriculture industry. We visited the Murphy-Brown Feed Mill in Hobarton and the Green Plains Ethanol Plant in Lakota. MaxYield interns had the opportunity to eat lunch with MaxYield’s CEO Keith Heim, and ask him questions about what it is like to be a CEO.

What is a typical day for you as the Grain Industry Intern?
A typical day for me would be, going through the invoices that MaxYield needs to pay, and also settling contracts from MaxYield’s clients and end-users.

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