November 23, 2020

My MaxYield Internship: Jake Mullenix

Meet Jake Mullenix – MaxYield’s Agronomy Operations Intern Jake M. Blog Pic.

What is your role at MaxYield Cooperative and how is it different from your role as an intern last summer?Last year I was the grain operations intern and I learned a lot about the maintenance, operation, and organization of grain elevators including grain vacing and sweeping.  This year as an agronomy operations intern, I have been learning how to treat seed and later on I will be driving a tender truck.

 What motivated you to work as a MaxYield intern for another summer? I really enjoyed the people that I have worked with and everyone at MaxYield has been very friendly and welcoming.

What experiences have you had as a MaxYield intern that have made you excited to pursue a career in agriculture? I am the type of person that enjoys being outside and working with my hands, so I am glad that I have had the opportunity to do that with both internship roles I have had.

What valuable knowledge have you gained about agronomy operations? I have gained a great deal of knowledge such as learning how to fill out tickets for seed and how to deal with different types of chemicals.

What is it like experiencing a different side of agriculture from grain to agronomy? It has been really great realizing all of the opportunities that are available in the agronomy world and what new technologies might be arriving in the future.

 What are you most looking forward to as an intern this summer? I am really looking forward to earning my Commercial Driver’s License. I have been talking about getting a CDL since before my first MaxYield internship in the summer of 2012 and I am excited that I am finally working towards one.

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