March 2, 2021

My MaxYield Internship: Taylor Kluver

Looking back on the summer

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Wow! Looking back, this summer has flown by. I have gained many new experiences, along with a better understanding of how cooperatives work. I remember showing up on my first day feeling a bit intimidated by the upper-management, however I soon became at ease as I was introduced to all the staff, who were very welcoming.

Before I started, I had a couple goals in mind that I wanted to achieve before the summer came to a close. The first goal was to learn as much about how a cooperative runs as possible, the second was to gain valuable experiences from my internship as a whole. Lastly I was hoping to leave with a better sense of direction about what I wanted to do after graduation.

I can say I successfully achieved every one of my goals as I look back on my summer. I have learned so much about many different areas of a cooperative by talking to and seeing different team members in auction.

I also learned a great deal about the different aspects of communication, by working on the tractor calendar, scheduling interviews, shooting and editing videos, sitting in with MaxYield’s journalist, following around their free-lance photographer, and much more.

And lastly, I can certainly say I am leaving with a much better sense of direction for my future career, and MaxYield has helped me once again reaffirmed my passion for agriculture.

I have a lot to be thankful for. I have gained many new networking connections, built strong relationships with many different people, and MaxYield has given me a new perspective on the agricultural work force. I have truly gained a lot this summer, and want to thank everyone at MaxYield for making it possible.

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