November 25, 2020

My MaxYield Internship: Kimberly Dornbier

Meet Kim Dornbier, MaxYield’s Grain Accounting/Finance Intern

Kim Dornbier• What inspired you to want to study in agriculture?
I have always had a love for the industry and knew wherever my future took me it would take me somewhere in agricultural.  Growing up around agriculture and being involved in my local 4H and FFA were all a big help in inspiring me.

• Why did you apply for MaxYield’s Grain Accounting/Finance Cooperative Internship?
I knew I wanted to gain experience in a grain accounting position to see if it was truly what I want to be doing in the future. And hearing from MaxYield’s past interns, and how they really enjoyed their time working there, made MaxYield a very appealing choice to me.

• Who are your mentors this summer, and how have they helped you through your first few weeks at MaxYield?
Rick Abrahamson & Susan Post are my mentors for the summer. Both have been very good in helping me adjust to MaxYield and the work environment. They both have given me good advice and I’m looking forward to see what the rest of the internship has to offer for me.

 What have you learned through your internship so far? What has been your favorite part about your internship so far?
I have learned a great deal of things over the past couple weeks. I am learning about settlements and agreements, and how to run the company’s grain program. I have truly enjoyed getting to know the people here, and I have also enjoyed not feeling like I am just an intern, but a full-time employee. One of my favorite parts over these first few weeks was when the other interns and I were able to tour the Belmond Fertilizer Facility.

 What are you most looking forward to this summer?
What I look forward to most this summer is getting to see the people every day and becoming more involved in the grain department. And as the summer progresses I hope to learn more about the hedging and marketing of grain.

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