March 2, 2021

My MaxYield Internship: Marcus Christensen

Meet Marcus Christensen, MaxYield’s Grain Operations Intern

-MarcusWhat inspired you to study agriculture?
Growing up on my family farm, I was very active in what was going on and helping in any way possible. I feel agriculture is a very good industry to be working in with great opportunities, and the agriculture industry continues to grow, creating more jobs every day.

Why did you apply for MaxYield’s Grain Operations Internship?
I applied for MaxYield’s Grain Operations Internship because I knew I wanted an ag related internship, and I knew that MaxYield is an outstanding company. After talking with them, I realized they take the time to make sure their interns get the chance to experience many different opportunities within the company.

Who is/are your mentor(s) this summer, and how have they helped you through your first few weeks at MaxYield?
My mentor this summer is Dave Hubka. Dave is a great teacher, and has spent a lot of time making sure I understand how things operate in Belmond, and why they do things in certain ways.

What have you learned through your internship so far? What has been your favorite part about your internship?
I have learned a lot since my internship first started. I have become aware of the types of decisions that are made within the elevator, I learned how to load and unload trucks, and I was even able to help load a train. My favorite part of my internship so far has been learning how a cooperative works because I had little knowledge before I had started this experience.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?
As the summer progresses I am looking forward to learning more about MaxYield, and how their cooperative works.

What challenges are you looking to tackle as the summer progresses?
This summer I hope I get the opportunity to continue to learn new things, and to become more knowledgeable about what goes on in the cooperative business.

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